Another day of visiting Open Studios with friends, meeting the artists and enjoying their environments. If you are in the area and see one of these signs…call in and say hello to the artist…I’m sure you will enjoy the experience.
Our first stop was at photographer Steve Blakeneys to see his exhibition ‘9 Miles’. Steve has photographed many of the people who live and work in his small home town of Rosa Brook just east of Margaret River. The photos capture the spirit of the community and its changing environment. The lovely Ros gave us a guided tour.
Next stop….Rebecca Cool and Ross Millers fabulously colourful works, also in the Rosa Brook area.
Rebecca’s vibrant and colourful paintings are instantly recognisable. Her talents have lead to illustrating books, doll making and as you can see she also spins her own wool. Amazing!
Ross creates his sculptural works from a range of bits and pieces. Clay faces feature in many of his pieces together with beautiful pressed tin and a range of mechanical parts and items collected over the years.
Studio 35 in Cowaramup is exhibiting the works of Kay Gibson, Simon James, Robyn Collins and Mary-Lynne Stratton.
Simon was at the studio when we called in – his a metal and wood structures are inspired by the local environment. Kay’s owls were also a favourite.
After an delicious lunch at Smithereens Cafe in Cowaramup it was back to Margaret River to visit Britta Sorensen at The Funky Up-Cycling Shed. Her range of cushions, covered chairs and floor mats makde from recycled fabrics are colourful, funky and whimsical.
She has also up-cycled three vintage caravans to inspire us on how ‘old stuff’ can have beauty and charm in their second life. Aren’t they wonderful.
And our final stop was to visit artist Colin Andrews. His studio in the forest on the edge of town must be an idealic work space. Colin is very engaging and his works in a variety of styles.
Thank you ladies for another great day out.