Issue 44, February 2015
  Feature Artist:
  Neil Elliot

      New Work:
  Steve Harris

      New Artists:
  Laura Cole

       New Work: 
   Rob Malcolm
Kayo Yokoyama
Leeuwin Exhibition
7th - 17th March

Ian Dickinson
Marcia Hadlow

    Book of Ideas
 Feature Artist: Neil Elliot
Neil Elliot initially studied graphic design and, following two years of study at Perth Technical College established a highly successful business as a cartoonist/illustrator.

Always seeking to explore and expand his own boundaries, Neil trained in many fine art mediums, including, but not exclusive to, printmaking, photography, painting, life drawing and mixed media.  These skills, coupled with his ability to merge the technical world of design with the emotive and often-sensitive world of visual art, has created a style that is distinctively his.

Neil’s prime objective when painting is to explore and to have fun. By constantly experimenting and introducing new mediums he is able to maintain a passion and excitement toward his work.  His works are usually on board as it offers a more robust surface that allows him to glue, screw, nail or rivet items to the surface.  The items that are attached are usually recycled or found objects chosen because of their texture and colour. His work is bright and bold and is guaranteed to stimulate your imagination.

     The Number of the Fish      A Happy Cat - Section of    
    New Work: Steve Harris
Steve Harris was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and is a self-taught artist.  He moved with his family to Australia in 1991 and now resides here permanently.  He has become well known for his impeccably painted still life compositions, his skilful use of light, shadow and space being a hallmark of his approach.  He generally tends to depict objects that have an everyday function or have perhaps been discarded, but the work is about much more than simple representation.
Steve Harris is a master of understated realism, which in turn evokes its own sense of ‘atmosphere’ and contemplative mood.  His works have been described as ‘meditations in light’. A reflective silence emanates from the paintings and imbues them with a spiritual quality that one would not, perhaps, anticipate.
   Upon Reflection   Melon  
    Feature Artist : Laura Cole

Laura’s extensive travels throughout Australia and overseas have provided her with unique experiences which have inspired her passion to paint. A prolific painter with a bold and colourful style, Laura's former experience as an art teacher of more than 20 years has provided a familiarity with, and competence in, many styles, techniques and mediums; she chooses whichever best suits the work in hand.
   Chillies and Some Mexican Parrots       Frangipanies and Moroccan Beads
Macia Hadlow                         Vayu                     Ian Dickinson
New Works
Rob Malcolm 'Salmon Run' Tall Boy Kayo Yokoyama  


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