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Arts and Culture Directory: Fine Arts

Arts and culture directory
Fine Arts: Sculpture, Painting, Illustration, Writing, Photography

Sculpture

Atelier Christiana Ravanelli

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Specialising in a wide range of sculptural skills.

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Atelier Christiana Ravanelli

Biographical Information

Contact Name Christiana Ravanelli
Specialty Sculpture Workshops
About the Artist Christiana holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an Advanced Diploma of Ceramics. Their interests and inspiration can be found in nature, classical and contemporary performance and music.

Contact Information

Contact Name Christiana Ravanelli
Location Esk, 4312
Availability Monday to Friday after 2pm
Phone 0418 611 694
Email fkempe.r@bigpond.com

Sculpture

Bodo Muche Studio-Foundry

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Specialising in heritage and naturalistic fine art sculpture in bronze. Also produces fine art signage.

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Bodo Muche Studio-Foundry

Biographical Information

Contact Name Robyn Muche
Specialty Heritage and naturalistic fine art sculpture in bronze and fine art signage.
About the Artist The studio was founded in 1978 by artists Bodo and Robyn Muche. Their interests and inspiration can be found in Somerset Region heritage and natural history fine art sculpture, arts and visual communications.

Contact Information

Contact Name Robyn Muche
Location Colinton, 4313
Availability By appointment
Phone 0427 739 420
Email robyn@bodostudio.com

Fine Arts: Multi-Faceted

Cre8ive

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Multi-faceted local artisan with a wide skillset including wood and marble carving, chain mail, gemstones, abstract artistry, hand binding and metal etching.

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Cre8ive

Biographical Information

Contact Name Stephanie
Specialty Expressionist abstract art, wood and stone carvings, lapidary creations, hand-bound books, hand printing and etching.
About the Artist Stephanie holds a Honours Degree in Visual Arts.

Contact Information

Contact Name Stephanie
Location Toogoolawah, 4313
Availability By appointment
Phone 0431 998 593 or 0410 254 667
Email dragondownunder@hotmail.com

Fine Arts: Writer

Donita Bundy Writer

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Author of a Young Adult Christian Fantasy series in addition to leading various writing workshops.

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Donita Bundy Writer

Biographical Information

Contact Name Donita Bundy
Specialty Local Author. Conducts writing workshops.
About the Artist Donita holds a Graduate Diploma of Education. Their interests include writing and photography.

Contact Information

Contact Name Donita Bundy
Location Esk, 4312
Availability By appointment
Phone 0417 751 240
Email donitabundy@gmail.com

Fine Arts: Painter

Fig Hill Farm

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Self-taught artist specialising in Australian Flora and Fauna, Christian Art and homewares.

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Fig Hill Farm

Biographical Information

Contact Name Helen Boughen
Specialty Australian artist specialising in Australian Flora and Fauna, Christian Art and homewares.
About the Artist Self-taught, Helen is inspired by nature on their farm at Glamorgan Vale in addition to the Word of God and celebration of the beauty in ordinary moments. Helen also enjoys exploring paint making from natural pigments and elements of nature.

Contact Information

Contact Name Helen Boughen
Location Glamorgan Vale, 4311
Availability By appointment
Phone 0418 251 515
Email hello@fighillfarm.net

Fine Arts: Multi-Faceted

Jan Godfrey

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Multi-faceted local artisan specialising in 2D and 3D artworks using a variety of mediums including clay, acrylics, watercolour and jewellery.

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Jan Godfrey

Biographical Information

Contact Name Jan Godfrey
Specialty 2D and 3D artworks using a variety of media including clay, acrylics, watercolour and jewellery (sterling silver and various metals).
About the Artist Jan has completed diploma studies at South Bank TAFE in Ceramics, a Ceramic unit at QUT (Carseldine Campus) and has attended a number of workshops with recognised artists.

Contact Information

Contact Name Jan Godfrey
Location Esk, 4312
Availability By appointment
Phone 0400 256 324
Email flip.jp@gmail.com

Fine Arts: Recycled

Karen Leahy - kcminis

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Specialises in creating fine art and sculptures from recycled materials.

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Karen Leahy - kcminis

Biographical Information

Contact Name Karen Leahy
Specialty Artist – fine arts and sculpture using recycled materials.
About the Artist Karen’s interests include art, sculpture and craft using recycled materials.

Contact Information

Contact Name Karen Leahy
Location Lowood, 4311
Availability By appointment
Phone 0402 217 912
Email kanmleahy@gmail.com

Fine Arts: Painter

Lynette A. Hughes

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Specialises in acrylis, portraits, animals and contemporary arts. Also proficient in knitting.

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Lynette A. Hughes

Biographical Information

Contact Name Lynette A. Hughes
Specialty Acrylics, knitting, portraits, animals and contemporary art.
About the Artist Lynette holds of Bachelor of Arts, Post Grad. Dip Australia Studies and has completed a McGregor School Art course.

Contact Information

Contact Name Lynette A. Hughes
Location Toogoolawah, 4313
Availability By appointment
Phone 0428 051 222
Email lynetteahughes@yahoo.co.uk

Fine Arts: Painter

Marilyn Leitch

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Local artist specialising in Australian wildlife (with particular interest in birdlife), landscape and pet portraits.

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Marilyn Leitch

Biographical Information

Contact Name Marilyn Leitch
Specialty Australiana birdlife, wildlife, landscape and pet portrait artist.
About the Artist Marilyn’s interests include art, travel and family.

Contact Information

Contact Name Marilyn Leitch
Location Lowood, 4311
Availability By appointment
Phone 0433 991 292
Email mazart090@gmail.com

Fine Arts: Painter

Merton Chambers

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Local retired artist working with community groups. Works are mostly surreal with a focus on vibrant colour using oil pastels.

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Merton Chambers

Biographical Information

Contact Name Merton Chambers
Specialty Surrealist works with a focus on vibrant colour using oil pastels on canvas or paper.
About the Artist Now retired, Merton holds a Diploma from Ontario College of Arts in Toronto, Canada. Their interests and inspiration are drawn from the process of attraction, conception and growth within the natural world – and nearly always with a focus on surrealism. Merton still works with community groups from a home-based studio.

Contact Information

Contact Name Merton Chambers
Location Toogoolawah, 4313
Availability By appointment
Phone 5423 2919 or 0412 121 158
Email merton.chambers@gmail.com

Fine Arts: Multi-Faceted

NelleWorks

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A budding portrait artist, Nelle is also an Arts Administrator and Finance Manager: Festivals, Productions and Events.

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NelleWorks

Biographical Information

Contact Name Nelle Smith
Specialty Arts Administrator and Finance Manager: Festivals, Productions and Events. Administration and bookkeeping for Small business and Non-profits. Experienced in MYOB Account Edge, NCH Express Accounts Plus. Also Budding Portrait Artist.
About the Artist Nelle holds an Advanced Diploma of Management (Australian International Education Academy) with more than 15 years experience in the industry. Their interests include promoting and developing arts and arts organisations in the Somerset Region and developing COVID friendly, online access to arts events and exhibitions (Glen Rock Gallery online via WIX website builder). Nelle also dabbles in a diverse range of arts including watercolours, oils, acrylics, ink and photography.

Contact Information

Contact Name Nelle Smith
Location Toogoolawah, 4313
Availability By appointment
Phone 0411 958 453
Email nelle.smith61@gmail.com

Fine Arts: Painter

Noela Lowien

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An accomplished local artist who dabbles in most painting mediums.

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Noela Lowien

Biographical Information

Contact Name Noela Lowien
Specialty Fine arts in most mediums.
About the Artist Painting in all mediums, Noela has exhibited with success at district shoes and her work can be viewed at local venues. Always living in the district, Noela has a special interest in travelling through Australian landscapes, using varieties of colours and techniques to portray them on canvas. Noela’s subject matter, media and techniques vary from time to time which they describe as a pleasurable experience, bringing delight to the day when they desire a change of pace and direction. Noela has attended many professional artist workshops and tutelage.

Contact Information

Contact Name Noela Lowien
Location Kilcoy, 4515
Availability By appointment
Phone 5497 1301
Email njlowien@gmail.com

Fine Arts: Jewellery

Opalescent by Deb

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Specialises in handcrafted Australian opal jewellery. Also dabbles in painting with different mediums.

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Opalescent by Deb

Biographical Information

Contact Name Debra Morgan
Specialty Hand-crafted Australian opal jewellery.
About the Artist Debra is a self-taught artist with a home-based business. Their interests include opal cutting and polishing in addition to art, particularly painting with different mediums. Their arts, crafts and opal jewellery can be viewed in Tracey Jones Boutique (103 Cressbrook Street, Toogoolawah). The full range of their opal jewellery can be viewed on their Facebook page where the artist is always happy to chat.

Contact Information

Contact Name Debra Morgan
Location Toogoolawah, 4313
Availability By appointment
Phone 0400 931 277
Email debramorgan63@yahoo.com

Fine Arts: Photography

Phil Lister Photography

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An accomplished local photographer who specialises in portrait and landscape photography and photographic workshops.

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Phil Lister Photography

Biographical Information

Contact Name Phil Lister
Specialty Portrait and landscape photography, photography workshops and portraits for individuals, couples, families and formals.
About the Artist Phil loves to photograph people and events (think weddings, engagement sessions, family groups, portraits) and the wonderful landscapes that abound all around us. Full details on his website. Phil lives with his wife in Esk and is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, the Australian Association of Street Photographers Inc, the Kilcoy Arts Society Inc and the Somerset Art Society Inc, where he currently leads the photography group. He also has formal qualifications in Science, Environmental Management and Education.

Contact Information

Contact Name Phil Lister
Location Esk, 4312
Availability By appointment
Phone 0488 736 663
Email plphotographix@gmail.com

Fine Arts: Leather

Stripped Hide

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Specialises in creating custom made leather accessories and plaited belts from kangaroo leather.

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Stripped Hide

Biographical Information

Contact Name Wanita
Specialty Custom made leather accessories and plaited belts. Specialising in kangaroo leather.
About the Artist Wanita has been doing leatherwork for more than five years. Their interests include hobby farming, goats, kayaking, leatherwork and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Information

Contact Name Wanita
Location Sandy Creek, 4515
Availability By appointment
Phone 0402 825 187
Email wanitastanley@bigpond.com

Fine Arts: Painter

Sue Howard

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Independent local artist specialising in wet on wet watercolour, predominantly flowers.

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Sue Howard

Biographical Information

Contact Name Sue Howard
Specialty Independent artist specialising in wet on wet watercolour, predominantly flowers.
About the Artist Sue holds a Diploma of Art (National Art School, Sydney), a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (Sydney University) and a Diploma in Education (Armidale). Their interests include painting, gardening, travelling and animals. They can be contacted via email regarding commissions, workshops and lessons.

Contact Information

Contact Name Sue Howard
Location Toogalwah, 4313
Availability By appointment
Phone 0499 700 208
Email sihoward@bigpond.com

Fine Arts: Multi-Faceted

Tanya Davis Art and Photography

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Self-taught local artist dabbling in wearable art jewellery, original artworks and photographic prints.

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Tanya Davis Art and Photography

Biographical Information

Contact Name Tanya Davis
Specialty Wearable art jewellery, original art works, art work and photographic prints.
About the Artist Tanya is a self-taught amateur artist and photographer.

Contact Information

Contact Name Tanya Davis
Location Linville, 4314
Availability By appointment
Phone 0437 228 864
Email tanyadavis.art.photography@outlook.com

Fine Arts: Multi-Faceted

Thomas Deans

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A multi-faceted artist, Thomas dabbles in music, painting, poetry and gardening.

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Thomas Deans

Biographical Information

Contact Name Thomas Deans
Specialty Music, painting, poetry, minstrel, jazz, garden club and Show Society.
About the Artist Thomas is a multi-faceted artist with experience in music, painting, poetry, minstrel, jazz, garden club and Show Society. They are also a past member of the Hospital Auxiliary and Arts Council.

Contact Information

Contact Name Thomas Deans
Location Esk, 4312
Availability By appointment
Phone 0455 544 192
Email asha-hama@bigpond.com