Sunday, January 30, 2011

More Halberts Arrived

Just scultpures by Valerie Willy - they are so comical, they make you smile so much when you see these sculptures in the flesh.  This one is "Halbert with Bluebird on his Shoulder" and the other one is "Halbert feeding Chooky".  This is our artist - Valerie Willy now taking her side of the human form with her unique sculptures (raku). We have seen plenty of her little animals throughout the years - so I'm sure you would agree, it is just a delight to see the human form now incorporated with her line of pottery - the possibilities are endless; we look forward to seeing many more in the future.  I dont know about "human form" they are more like a Shrek crossed with a human!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Far Away Across the Sea

*Costa Brava* Calella in Spain
70x57cms by Lea Burt

* Rialto Markets * Venice
by Susan French

* Market Day - Saint Felieu Costa Brava *
(Spain) by Lea Burt
59x60cms watercolour

Two of our wonderful watercolourists Lea Burt and Susan French have delivered a lovely new batch of paintings featuring places from their overseas travels.  Framed beautifully in silvery/gold frames, they would add an elegant touch to any room.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cool Colour Tones

~ Branching Out ~
93x113cms mixed media

In Situ

~~ Jungle Juice ~~
123x90cms acrylic

out the front of the gallery

I only posted new works by Lorraine Rogers a couple of days ago, but had to also show you this collection.  Lorraine visited the gallery on Sunday to deliver these new works - just finished!  The framed mixed media has all the beautiful tones that are so "in" at the moment - soft latte/chocolate/nutmeg colours - a very sophisticated piece that would look amazing anywhere.  The other large piece on stretch canvas is just luscious - so colourful and bright and would look gorgeous on white walls with green and/or yellow highlights. I was reading the latest Home Beautiful where there was a gorgeous beach house featured and thought wow this painting would suit this bright and wonderful house - have a look at the blog which is :-  Spots and Stripes and scroll down to the 15th January where there is a wonderful feature on the interior.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Delightful Watercolours

* Brisbane Valley Farm *

* Fish for Dinner *

* Manly Treasure Hunt*

* Moreton Bay Magic *

* The Big Wet - Glasshouse Mountains *

*Morning Mist*

A wonderful collection of watercolours by Lorraine Rogers.  Lorraine loves to paint our local area and she brings her own interruptation into her works - this is a wonderful snapshot of her current works now available.  Lorraine's inspiration comes from her love of nature and the Queensland landscape.  Her passion for versatility and colour keeps her collectors eagerly awaiting the next chapter in her work.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Sculpture at the Gallery


there she is "Question"
perusing a painting at the gallery!



placed in a garden environment  (mine actually)

118x75cms acrylic

Finally, we have been waiting to receive our artist Denise Murray's new scultpure "Question" in the gallery.  She sits perfectly in any small spaces - as she is elongated and long rather than wide.  Posting a new painting by Denise as well called "Interiors" the luscious red in this painting is just divine - one of my favourites at the gallery at the moment - and a nice large piece to make a statement.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Family Portrait to treasure...

Here is a lovely idea one of my customers came up with for a unique Christmas present.  After having their second child, my customer decided to have her family portrait painted with a couple of special touches - the baby's favourite toy, a special blanket, their two cats and not forgetting her husband's (much loved) car!  situated beside the ocean where they love.  Karen Atkins painted this beautifully in her very unique style (narrative/story telling) and all the artist required was a couple of good photographs of the family.  It turned out so beautifully and this will stay in the family for a very long time no doubt......something to treasure

Thursday, January 13, 2011

City Cats in Manly Harbour

Our gallery is in Manly, and one of the lucky suburbs of Brisbane not to be affected by the devastating floods in recent days.  Having said that, at least Manly was able to offer a "safe haven" for the Brisbane City Council's fleet of City Cats that go up and down the Brisbane River and are "iconic" to our city.  When the floods were coming - the fleet  made their way down the river and through the Port of Brisbane, then into Moreton Bay and headed south to moor in Manly Harbour where they are all secure - its a funny sight to see them in amongst the yachts etc - they are very welcome and its the  least we could do!   I am sure everyone in Brisbane has been affected in some way - the bottom photo was taken in Admiralty Towers where I have family - nervous times as the water broke its banks and this was very earlier on - happy that all is well and everyone is safe - a big task to evacuate the whole building especially closing down the CBD.  My thoughts are with everyone who has been through this trauma - we love our Brisbane city and its been so distressing to see the devastation.

(photos from RQYS FB site)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Back at the Gallery

Recently our wonderful artist Pete Smit from Cobblecast Australia installed a stunning sculpture in the botanical gardens at Mt Coot-tha, consisting  of a set of "Dragon Flies".  Here he is installing them in the pond (glad it was him) I would hate a slimey eel to pass by me!  even though the images are a little dark - you can gain a fairly good idea how perfect they look in this environment - now if I can just talk Pete into doing a door-knocker in a Dragon Fly design I would be most happy (hope you are reading this Pete and Louise!)
Further images of some of our current stock below:

Pacific Heron

African Elephant