Andrea Sinclair

Andrea Sinclair

Originally from Canada, Andrea relocated to Australia in 1992; she now resides in the beautiful Strzelecki ranges, West Gippsland, Victoria.  In 2018, Andrea won Best Gippsland Work in the John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Art Gallery.   In 2014, Andrea was...
Belinda Volkmer

Belinda Volkmer

“Growing up on a farm in Gembrook, Victoria gave me opportunity to explore the colours, textures and intricate beauty of the lush rural environment around me.  I was especially fond of the luminous green beetles and wore them as brooches until they flew away! My...
Carole Foster

Carole Foster

“My determination to leave something for the viewer is ever present” – Carole Foster Carole Foster’s passion for art germinated in the open fields and paddocks around her home-town of Wangaratta, Victoria where she enjoyed exploring the great...
Craig Penny

Craig Penny

“I like to think that to paint a successful painting is not so much to have tamed the beast, rather to have been taken along for the ride and still be there at the end of the experience. For me painting is like life … giving yourself enough skill, knowledge and...
Elisabeth Williams

Elisabeth Williams

“My drawings show readily recognisable figures and events taken from my memories and life experiences.  However, I consider line, tone, shape, form and colour to be of equal importance to the subject matter of my work.” – Elisabeth Williams Elisabeth Williams...
Emma Niehof

Emma Niehof

“The Australian landscape is my inspiration, contrasting strongly with the country I grew up in.   My paintings are the result of a combination of planning and spontaneity, always allowing for wonderful things to emerge in the process.  Layers of paint obscure and...
Helena Coltman

Helena Coltman

Helena Coltman started painting as therapy, while she supported her late-husband, John, through his illness and then for comfort when he passed away.  Both Helena and John shared many hours on the deck of their Gippsland home watching the frequent bird-life that...
Helen Masin

Helen Masin

“I work primarily in acrylics and have recently introduced pastel and charcoal to my paintings. I enjoy discovering how each medium works with the other adding to the narrative of my work.”   Gippsland artist Helen Masin resumed a life-long passion for painting...
Lauren Perkins

Lauren Perkins

“The female characters in my paintings reside in minimal colour-saturated backgrounds, pondering their lives, loves, moods.  They are reflective with a look of innocence.  Facial expressions are serene.  The simplified figures are whimsical – seemingly existing...
Lynne Bickhoff

Lynne Bickhoff

Lynne Bickhoff feels an affinity with the words of Frida Kahlo: “I paint my own reality.  The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration”.  Inspiration for Lynne rises from...
Meg Hayley

Meg Hayley

Working predominantly in mixed media, Meg Hayley’s recent works have taken a new direction greatly influenced by the colours of her coastal home in South Gippsland, Victoria.  Her naive style now charged with the energy of the landscape, Meg paints from an...
Tina Sonka

Tina Sonka

Tina Sonka spent her childhood in South Gippsland, Victoria before moving to Bairnsdale, East Gippsland.  She studied at the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts.  Tina then went on to further tertiary study, gaining a...
Vivi Palegeorge

Vivi Palegeorge

Vivi Palegeorge was born in Melbourne; her love for drawing and painting began at an early age along with her fascination for science and nature.   Vivi enjoys painting a variety of subject matter; figurative, landscape and seascape works.  In particular, she seeks to...