Helen has been a member of the Ballina Art society for 8 years. She has dabbled in painting and pottery over the years, and studied art at school, but membership of the Ballina Art Society has resulted in really becoming involved in art. Helen works in all mediums, and loves big and bold colours, abstracts, and local scenes. She has been a prize winner at the yearly exhibition and at the North Coast National Show and Bangalow Show. She is currently president of the Art Society. Helen works in the community as an Occupational Therapist.
Dorothy started painting in 1980, and learnt watercolour techniques from the Professor of Fine Arts, Lancaster University while on Holiday in England. Achievements include a first in Bega College of TAFE Art Certificate course, a win in Watercolour and Contemporary Sections at the Caltex Art Exhibition. Dorothy ran the Wolumla Art Centre Residential painting holidays, and also owned the Merimbula Art Gallery.
Dorothy paints freely from own imagination and her own photographs. Comments from her most recent exhibition included comments such as: " Her watercolours are beautifully fresh, confident and sometimes whimsical but always masterfully executed.”
I live on the Northern Rivers and have been painting for many years. My main interest is to produce works of art using warm colours, modern themes and my art often has a dramatic feel. I paint with acrylics on canvas and often produce large works. As I have travelled widely in outback Australia I also like to paint desert scenes with a dramatic and sometimes contemporary imagery. I often paint several art works with a similar theme and currently I am producing medium sized works focusing on eucalypt tree trunks. I show and sell my work locally with three different art groups and currently have ten large canvasses on display at the Gold Coast university.