Janet currently runs sculpting classes and workshops from her studio in the lower Blue Mountains where she is establishing a working studio/ gallery and sculpture garden; she continues her association with the TBSSS. While still using traditional techniques as taught at the school, she brings new ideas and innovation to her practice in creating both indoor and outdoor commissioned and non-commissioned sculpture for her clients.
Janet participates in various exhibitions nationally throughout the year and can be found in private collections domestically and internationally. She is an award winning sculptor and has been a finalist in the Willoughby Art Prize, Sculpture in the Vineyards and UWS Sculpture Prize.
Janet’s work covers a wide range of styles and mediums including portraiture, abstract and figurative in a range of sizes. From modeling in clay and casting to direct renders using various commercial grade cementious products and nanocrete’s for larger scale work. Many of her pieces lend themselves equally well to both an indoor or outdoor situation; bringing their own unique presence to any environment.
Website: www.jcsculptures.com.au | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: 0418 673 118Main BMAN Profile for Janet Coyne
Tucked away in a quiet street in Springwood lies the home studio/gallery of Barbara Stephenson – Glass Artist.
This beautiful space showcases Barbara’s works of kiln formed glass art including spectacular and colourful platters, bowls, vases and jewellery and will be on show for the Blue Mountains Arts Trail.
Barbara’s passion for glass began during a holiday in Europe over twenty years ago whilst viewing the wonderful stained glass windows of the old cathedrals. She started with lead-lighting and stained glass. After several years of designing and making leadlight panels and stained glass objects she discovered kiln-formed glass.
This provided a whole new dimension to her work as she then dicovered how to blend the wonderful colours and textures of sheet glass with the form of slumping moulds. “I love the way you can change the shape and colour of the initial object to allow you to create something special.” says Barbara.
In recent years she has found Dichroic Glass. This wonderful advent to the world of art glass added a whole new perspective to her work - that of the unknown. “Although you can predict the outcome of fusing dichroic glass to a degree, the final outcome always seems to be even more dramatic than expected. The way different light and viewing angle affects the colour and texture of pieces made with this glass is truly amazing.” explains Barbara.
There is always something new in The Glass Gallery as all of Barbara’s pieces are unique. Every piece is made with passion by a true lover of glass. You can stop in and see her amazing work as you travel through the Arts Trail. Visit her website www.bsglassart.com.au and out her facebook page - www.facebook.com/BSGlassArt to see more of her inspiring glasswork.
The Glass Gallery is also open every Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm and other times by appointment.
Contact (02) 4751 5473 or email@example.comMain BMAN Profile for The Glass Gallery by Barbara Stephenson
Marlene Jones has been painting since the late nineties and within that period has had many commissions and exhibitions in the Blue Mountains and won numerous awards.
She has been involved in charity work, the main one being Genes for Genes.
Marlene will be opening her Studio as part of the Arts Trail.
Contact Marlene on 4751 8833 to make an appointment.Main BMAN Profile for Marlene Jones
Patrick Hromas was born in 1973. He grew up in Hunters Hill and spent a lot of time at his parents 500 acre property near Mittagong. He has been making art since he can remember, since becoming interested in Leonardo da Vinci and Henri Mattise. He something of had a miss-spent youth, spending a lot of time with musicians, writers and his English teachers, discussing poetry, literature and philosophy. He is also a published poet.
April has created art in oils, pastels, watercolours, pencils and ink. Recently her passion is to paint with coloured rocks and glass "MOSAICS"
Her Private studio will be opened to the public Sunday 1st December 2013 for the Arts trail.Main BMAN Profile for April Keogh
David A. Stephenson studied Visual Arts and painting at UWS in the 1990s. He was a founding member of the contemporary visual arts collective known as PAPA, and continues his solo practice primarily 2D artworks.
While not overtly political, Davids work seeks to comment, question and promote discussion on sociological issues
See more of Davids work on his web site at dasteph.com
2012 - Fast Consumption, Solo Show, GAFFA, Sydney NSW
2012 - The Ecology of Human Nature, Group Show, UWS Nepean, Werrington NSW
2011 - P.A.P.A.-razzi, Group Show, Kaleidoscope, Waterloo, NSW
2011 - P.A.P.A.-ganda, Group Show, Braemar, Springwood NSW
2010 - P.A.P.A. Three, Group Show, Braemar, Springwood NSW
2010 - McGrath Show, Group Show, McGrath Foundation Northbridge, NSW
2010 - Curiously Consumed, Group Show, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst NSW
2009 - Alive, Group Show, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst NSW
I came to Australia from New Zealand in 1980 and fell in love with the magnificient Australian Melaleuca tree, commonly known as the Paperbark tree. I use paperbark as a replacement for paint, mindful of texture, colour differences, and shades at times mixing this with the Geebung tree, and other textures resulting in multi-media. I have used leather on the roof of the Model T Ford, for example. This paperbark artwork is mainly sold through Craft NSW., The Rocks, Sydney, to Australian buyers and also buyers from overseas. It is also sold in the Blue Mountains at Transit Espresso Cafe, Woodford, also at the Hotel Palais Royale in Katomba, and privately. I can be contacted at the phone numbers below. My work has been sold under the name Beverley Doak, but now sold in my maiden name Beverley Elizabeth Taylor.
I also sell oil paintings, and drawings done mainly in graphite pencil. Drawings of pets for owners to cherish, often as a record for those animals that have passed on. Artwork is sold at The Edge Cinema Gallery, Katoomba, Transit Espresso Cafe, Woodford, and also privately.
Prints, cards and copies of my book 'Illuminations, Thoughts on Life' are available at the Transit Espresso Cafe in Woodford, and also at my home Studio, $10 a copy.
Meet Janet Andersen, local Blue Mountains painter and sculptor who will be teaming up with Beverley Taylor to show a wide variety of artwork for the Blue Mountains Arts Trail. Janet has now been painting seriously for 4 years, learning from two well known artists, Timm Murany and Robyn Woodward, who gave her much encouragement and taught her many great techniques. Prior to this, Janet made and sold many copper pictures and also took up silver and 9ct gold jewellery making, however, her great passion was always to paint.
Inspired by the environment around her, Janet paints landscapes, flowers, native animals and birds in both oil and acrylics. She currently has paintings on show at 2 different locations in the Blue Mountains including the Edge Cinema Gallery and the Grandview Hotel exhibition.
Janet will have sculptures and original artworks to see on the Arts Trail.Main BMAN Profile for Janet Andersen
With all the fabulous studios to visit along the Trail, you may like the chance to have a bite to eat and a shot of coffee at this next stop on the Trail! Not only is the Ben Roberts Cafe & Gallery a great place to recharge your batteries, but as the name suggests, is an arty cafe featuring local artists work for you to visit on the Arts Trail.
Some of the exceptional Blue Mountains artists whose work is available at the Gallery are Susie McMeekin - nationally renowned potter who sources her clays from our wider region, Mike Ripoll - whose silver and ebony jewellery is as elegant and beautiful as you would find in any of the world’s major cities, Felicity Grover’s delicate silver earrings, Lyn Harrison’s old school desk painted as a ‘Sky Blue Desk for Dreaming’, Lyn Hart’s porcelain, Jane Lennon’s quirky, colourful paper machĂ© sculptures and Tony Lennon’s carved wall pieces…
The Ben Roberts CafĂ© & Gallery sells Toby’s Estate coffee and Mudgee wines and delicious homemade cakes and light meals and are open from 9am - 4pm Wednesday - Monday. Telephone (02) 4759 1511.Main BMAN Profile for Ben Roberts Cafe
Linda Callaghan is an award-winning artist who is finally seeing her dream come to fruition with the opening of her Studio and Art Gallery amongst the treetops of the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Beginning her journey as an artist not too long ago, in 2008, Linda’s portfolio and profile has grown at a rapid pace, exhibiting in public art shows and holding a successful solo exhibition; she achieves regular sales, commissioned works and is featured in several publications.
In her own words, Linda says “Art is my inner voice and an extension of who I am. Drawn to watercolours, I enjoy their unpredictable nature as they burst and mingle allowing me to become a shape maker. Using vibrant layers of paint and ink techniques, my watercolours border on the edge of fantasy, with magical and emotional energy showing the viewer an unreal world. These works speak from the heart. Inspired by earth’s beauty I also paint with various mediums in a realistic style, capturing movement and light in landscapes, waterscapes and other subjects, including Australian landmarks'.
Her work is described as 'ethereal, spiritually uplifting and totally in-tune with nature'.
Come and meet Linda and see these inspiring paintings as part of the Blue Mountains Arts Trail at her home studio overlooking the vast mountain ranges. Along with original paintings there are also art cards, prints and unique gifts on show.Main BMAN Profile for Linda Callaghan
Kedumba Drawing Award- Final Day to see the Exhibition with works from artists from around Australia including Guy Maestri, Matthew Lynn, Joanna Logue, and Craig Wadell, Louisa Chircorp, Tim Allen and more. Not to be Missed
Wild Valley Gallery also has beautiful, local and sustainability made items including sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, mosaics, basketry and gift items.
One of the not-to-be missed Galleries to visit on the Blue Mountains Arts Trail is the amazing Wild Valley Art Park.
Wild Valley Art Park is an Eco Arts Centre located on the north side of Wentworth Falls. It features a gallery, artists studios and sculpture park. Wild Valley is run only on solar power and located on 17 acres of bushland complete with a lake and wetlands and runs weekend and term art classes for adults and children in art mosaics, ink painting, drawing, textile art yoga and more. The developing sculpture park and gardens are dotted with the work of local artists. There is coffee and snacks available.
The gallery features work by several award winning Blue Mountains artists and includes Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Jewellery, Mosaics, Sumi-e Ink Painting, wearable textiles and ceramics including work by Michael Herron, Selena Seifert, Gabrielle Jones, Mark Davis, Michiyo Miwa, Mark Davis, Rosa Pascoe, Peter Shoemark, Emma Rowan-Kelly, Michiyo Miwa and more. There are 4 artists studios located on site and visitors are welcome to tour the studios and grounds.
See more of this amazing art space at www.wildvalley.com.au and www.facebook.com/wildvalley
You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 4757 4791Main BMAN Profile for Wild Valley Art Park
Check out www.adriangilbertart.com and visit our Studio/gallery on any weekend, public holiday or Bman Art Trail days - 10.30 to 4.30 - Cnr, Easter & Holmes Sts, Leura. For appointment at other times, ring, 47841600.
We are just around the corner from Everglades House & Gardens in south Leura. Easter St runs off Everglades Ave.
You are welcom to visit my studio in Leura, where I am happy to explain the processes involved with my work, from conception to decorating and firing. I am a potter producing tableware and decorative pieces and works on paper.Main BMAN Profile for Janice Riley
The Edge Cinema is home to Blue Mountains Artist’s Network Exhibition in The Edge Gallery. BMAN members are given the opportunity to exhibit at the Edge Cinema Gallery in 4 exhibitions a year, and prizes are given for the best artwork on the opening night.Main BMAN Profile for The Edge Gallery
Tamara Mendels is an abstract painter working with resins, her primary medium. Her works are about the immediate emotive expression of the artist hand directed through the application of the paint (resin). What appears to be a deconstruction and peeling away of the painting process is actually an additive overlaying technique only ever seen by this artist, a true inventor. Mendels exhibits her work in New York with Tinca arts, in Katoomba at Lost Bear Gallery and at FX Art and Framing in Sydney.
In 2008 Mendels started ‘The Jon Frum Art Foundation’ with fellow Australian artist Nick Pike, JFAF is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary Australian artists to New York audiences, the first gallery established in Brooklyn received critical acclaim and subsequently a sister gallery followed in Downtown Los Angeles.
JFAF has continued to ‘Pop Up’ in various locations in Sydney and in the Blue Mountains, most notably JFAFs annual ‘2020 art shows’ 20 art shows in 20 days recently held at Damien Minton Annex Space.
Multidisciplinary artist Nick Pike focusses his attention on commenting on psychedelic drug culture through film, painting, text and sculpture, most recently he was named in Art and Australia’s 50 most collectible artists, Pike has exhibited his work in various galleries across Sydney, Los Angles, Miami and New York in group and solo exhibitions.
In this upcoming Blue Mountains Arts Trail, Pike and Mendels will be showcasing their own work alongside various JFAF artists from Australia and the United States, please join us for great art and a drink at this rare opportunity to view the latest cutting edge contemporary art present in the Blue Mountains. Please see www.jonfrumartfoundation.com for a taste of the artists work to come.Main BMAN Profile for Tamara Mendels
Angela Moore is a painter, jewellery-maker, singer/songwriter and storyteller and her work is held in collections in Australia, Singapore, France and the UK. Working predominantly in acrylics and gouache, she enjoys experimenting with various genres but specialises in abstract expressionism and mythic art, drawn from her interest in archetypal psychology.
A trained operatic soprano, she describes her own music as jazz/blues fusion with an operatic twist and her CD is available as a download on Bandcamp, under her performance name of Angie Moncoeur. Her jewellery ranges from wearable art to ritual objects which draw on various spiritual traditions. On the day of the Arts’ Trail, visitors will be able to view and purchase her paintings and jewellery and listen to tracks from her CD.
Contact Angela on 0418 568 008 or email@example.com
Visit Angela’s websites at http://bluemountainheart.net/creativeheart | Bandcamp: http://angiemoncoeur.bandcamp.com or at her blog http://bluemountainheart.wordpress.comMain BMAN Profile for Angela Moore
I have always lived in the mountains, the place which continually inspires my work. I sculpted my first bowl in the 80's and still love carving sculptural bowls and furniture.
I picked up the brush some years ago and entered into the world of painting and drawing, it is a place where I can share what I see.
My bowls, paintings, prints and cards are on display and for sale in my home studio. I look forward to sharing my work with you! (my home in Connaught Rd is LEFT off Govetts Leap Road)
Main BMAN Profile for Dirk Romeyn
As Christmas Time is ‘Drawing’ near we start to think of gifts and cards and celebrations too. So please visit Rhonda’s studio/gallery and take a look as you might find that special Christmas card and piece of artwork or perhaps a Colourful Christmas fashion accessory just right to add sparkle to your party dress.
You’ll also find a variety of paintings in oils and acrylics, mixed media, drawings and greeting cards, as well as Rhonda’s own textile label YummYarns® where she uses colourful yarns to design beautiful wearable accessories - handknitted/crocheted items - scarves, mini-ponchos and other fabulous accessories.
So together with her passion for art and a ‘colourful yarn’, her studio/gallery is just bursting with colour and texture!
To see more of Rhonda’s work visit her website www.rhondasartstudio.com and head along Cliff Drive (near Narrow Neck Lookout) to her studio as you travel through the beautiful Blue Mountains on the Arts Trail.
Rhonda’s Studio @201 will also be open on Saturday 30th November as well as Sunday 1st December, 10-4pm.Main BMAN Profile for Rhonda Keir
Studio 52 welcomes you on Sunday for the Blue Mountains Arts Trail, as they host some of their amazing contributing designer/makers who will be working at the Store for you to meeton the day. Among those working will be Zoya Kraus hand-painting her shoes, and Jillian Culey weaving her baskets using natural and found materials.
Studio 52 is home to a contemporary retail store that showcases the unique work of local designer/makers and host to a collection of hands-on creative workshops for children. It is an an initiative of Hannah Surtees and Emma Kelly, both Blackheath mums who are impassioned about contemporary design and the importance of learning through the creative process. Studio 52 is an innovative centre for people to connect, create and be inspired and is open to the public 10am - 4pm Friday’s, Saturday’s & Sunday’s and 10am - 2pm Mondays and Thursdays.
Learn more about this fantastic local initiative at http://studio52.net.au and visit them on the Arts Trail at the gorgeous contemporary store - 2/52 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath. Contact Emma or Hannah on (02) 4787 5200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgMain BMAN Profile for Studio 52 Arts
Pinerolo, the Children’s Book Cottage is the only home for children’s books in New South Wales. It houses a large exhibition of original artwork from Australian picture books and a reference library. It sells original artwork from children’s books, many by award-winning illustrators, also new and pre-loved books. Anyone interested in children’s books is welcome to visit. Pinerolo aims to educate children and adults about picture books and provides a venue which brings interested people together in an inspiring environment.
Visit the website at: www.pinerolo.com.au or call Margaret Hamilton (02) 47878492Main BMAN Profile for Margaret Hamilton
The Edge Cinema Gallery :: 225 Great Western Highway, Katoomba
The Edge Cinema is home to the Blue Mountains Artist’s Network Exhibition ‘Winter Wonders’. BMAN members are given the opportunity to exhibit at the Edge Cinema Gallery in 4 exhibitions a year, and prizes are given for the best artwork on the opening night.
|1||Marian Shapiro||6 Alexandra Crescent Glenbrook, NSW||MOSAIC ARTIST
|2||Janet Coyne||219 Sun Valley Rd Sun Valley, NSW||SCULPTOR|
|3||The Glass Gallery by Barbara Stephenson||32 MacKellar Circle Springwood, NSW||GALLERY
|4||Marlene Jones||38 Raymond Road Springwood, NSW||PAINTER|
|5||Patrick Hromas||8 Murray Ave Springwood, NSW||MIXED
|6||April Keogh||8 Lugano Avenue Springwood, NSW||MOSAIC ARTIST
MULTI MEDIA ARTIST
|7||David Stephenson||48 Davies Ave Springwood, NSW||PAINTER
|8||Beverley Elizabeth Taylor||1 Bedford Road Woodford, NSW||MULTI MEDIA ARTIST
|9||Janet Andersen||1 Bedford Ave Woodford, NSW||VISUAL ARTIST|
|10||Ben Roberts Cafe||10 Benang St Lawson, NSW||CAFE
|11||Linda Callaghan||97 Kent St Bullaburra, NSW||GALLERY
|12||Wild Valley Art Park||321 Blaxland Rd Wentworth Falls, NSW||GALLERY
|13||Adrian Gilbert||24 Holmes St Leura, NSW||VISUAL ARTIST|
|14||Victoria Shenow||193 Megalong St Leura, NSW|
|15||Janice Riley||8 Olympian Parade Leura, NSW||POTTER|
|16||The Edge Gallery||225 Great Western Highway Katoomba, NSW||GALLERY|
|17||Tamara Mendels||39 Cooper St Katoomba, NSW||PAINTER|
|18||Angela Moore||19 St Andrews Ave Blackheath, NSW||COMPOSER & MUSICIAN
MULTI MEDIA ARTIST
|19||Dirk Romeyn||177 Connaught Road Blackheath, NSW||PAINTER|
|20||Rhonda Keir||201 Cliff Drive Katoomba, NSW||PAINTER
|21||Studio 52 Arts||52 Govetts Leap Road Blackheath, NSW||GALLERY
|22||Margaret Hamilton||116 Shipley Rd Blackheath, NSW||CHILDRENS