Artist Bios List in Alphabetical Order
You will notice that my art has been greatly influenced by
the incredibly diverse flora of Australia and my love for all
of the Earth’s creatures.
I have been fortunate enough to have some of my paintings
find their way to Australian and International destinations.
Shelagh Douglas photographs rocks and microscopic images of minerals, translating the patterns, textures and colours onto fabric, with a view to creating wearable fabric art and homewares with a difference.
With the right research we can do anything. Now my work
days are over and I turn my thoughts towards the arts
in any way I can. Oils for portraits, acrylics for abstract,
crayons for harmony, oil pastels for understanding, and
sculpture for all the energy to be released.
I have always lived on farms, and animals have been my
friends. I paint all the animals like friends; I try to see their
expressions and bring that to life. Some of the pictures on
my wall are of friends of mine, friends of friends, or friends
I have yet to meet. I like to instil warmth and life into my
animal pictures, so they look like they want to interact
I work in all mediums including fabric painting on clothing
and cushions, mixed media, pastels, oils watercolour,
inks, acrylic and pencils of all kinds. I teach classes and
encourage anyone to take up the hobby, stressing it is all
Sgraffiti or scraperboard drawing is one of my favourite
mediums when creating works of art. In addition, I enjoy
the challenge of doing fine detailed pen and ink drawings.
I have collected discarded and natural objects all my life
and love to create the collaged pictures that are displayed
in my studio.
Caroline Meathrel-Mack is a hand and digital illustrator,
who goes by the artist name of Polydesign Studio. She
exhibits in Australia and Japan. Her hand illustrations
reflect on human nature and societal norms; the good and
bad that lies in each of us.
Her digitally illustrated fabric prints walk on the lighter
side of life, being whimsical and colourful.
My favourite medium is working in glass mosaic
using spectacular vibrant colours and glass to reflect
the surroundings. I also paint in oils and have been
experimenting with alcohol inks to produce iridescent and
luminous colours which appear to change with different
angles. It’s all about COLOUR!
As an art therapist I also see the healing that can be found in art, to be able to express yourself in any medium as a child or an adult is beautiful, authentic and real.
Judy Rees Thomas
Formally trained at the Brisbane Central Technical College as a commercial artist and illustrator, Judy was employed professionally in both fields for many years before turning to the creative freedom of freelance work.
Concentrating on watercolours, Judy is intrigued and fascinated by the challenge of this most exciting medium. The transparency of watercolours draws light from the white paper and herein lies the charm.
As an artist and designer, I have a passion for colour,
texture and pattern. I paint from my heart and create
digital collages featuring cast iron lace work, layered with
multiple images. To inspire creativity in others, I have also
designed paper doll kits incorporating my digital images as
B. Ed Visual Arts
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I take pleasure in reading and investigating art movements
and the biographies of artists and their techniques. My
work is inspired by people and events in my life and I enjoy
exploring ambiguous scenarios or the spaces that hover
between recognition and non-figuration.