Acrylic and Collage Surf Art Workshop

ACRYLIC & COLLAGE SURF ART WORKSHOP Book Now Acrylic & Collage Surf Art Workshop With Amanda Davidson About this event: Have lots of fun while creating your own piece of Surf Art with local surf artist Amanda Davidson. Using Acrylic paints and paper collage (from old surf magazines) you will learn the fundamentals of painting…

Charcoal Seascapes Beginners Workshop

Charcoal Seascapes Beginners Workshop Book Now Charcoal Seascapes – Beginners Workshop With Shyanne Clarke Learn to capture the essence of the sea in this beginners charcoal seascape workshop. About this event: Spend a few hours at Shyanne Clarkes art studio, learning to capture the essence of the sea. This 2 hour workshop is suitable for…

Stevens Street Gallery

Stevens Street Gallery GALLERY Keeping art local! Whether you’re a purveyor of the fine arts or a passionate, arty minded purchaser, there’ll be something for you in the wealth of ‘finds’ at the Sunshine Coast’s reinvigorated Stevens Street Gallery, in the heart of historical Yandina. As a gallery and artisan store combined, you’ll be treated…

Sip and Paint Art Workshop

Sip & Paint Ocean Art Workshop Book Now Sip & Paint Ocean Art Workshop With Naomi Pettenuzzo Come and join OAN Artist Naomi during the Arts Connect “OPEN STUDIOS” for Sunshine Coast…(and any of your friends, family, corporate colleagues you wish to invite) for a unique experience of 2.5hrs of creative fun and laughter, whilst…

Janet Clay

Janet Clay PAINTER From early childhood, painting at the kitchen table to her experience working and exploring the communities of the northern Territory as a nurse. Janet evokes and portrays her emotions thought her art. Whether they be of her landscapes of the Australian outback or her inspirational seascapes from sailing through the pacific islands,…

Rachel Pedrana

Rachel Pedrana PAINTER & TEXTILE ARTIST Australian born, Visual Artist Rachel Pedrana achieved a Certificate in Studio Arts & Photography in a coveted two year scholarship at P.I.C Hawthorn Campus, Victoria in 1997. Rachel’s distinctive style of painting is Inspired by her understanding of composition & form accentuating natural elements, movement & light in her designs.…

Yandina Art & Framing

Yandina Art & Framing GALLERY Yandina Art & Framing has been consistently serving the people of the hinterland and beyond for over 25 years.  Brian Curry, who founded the business, has been a long standing identity in arts and music in the district, and his reputation for fine quality work, attention to detail and appreciation…

Jim Cox

Jim Cox PAINTER, DRAWING & SCULPTURE Jim trained as a graphic artist at RMIT, Melbourne, working also in Sydney and Adelaide. He moved to Qld in 1970 teaching at QCA till 1974; then at Townsville TAFE for 14yrs; and back to Brisbane Gateway TAFE for 7yrs before retiring. He is passionate about the environment and…

Shelley Harkness

Shelley Harkness PAINTER Shelley Harkness is a former Visual arts teacher who worked in schools and is now in new space as an emerging artist and discovering the joy of painting. She is drawn to the nostalgia and memories that are evoked by the classic beach shacks that abound on our coastal fringes. Shelley wants…

Margie Lipscombe

Margie Lipscombe GLASSMAKING & PHOTOGRAPHY Margie’s interest is in design wherever it may be found around her having produced house, interior, garden, and fashion design work as personal projects. Of special interest to her are the Mondrian, Bauhaus and modernist schools and styles of art which provide inspiration for her own development of ideas. Nature…

Define Art

Define Art GALLERY Define Art – the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Our stores connect artists with the community by curating art spaces that showcase talented local Sunshine Coast makers and creators. One of…

Lindsay Muir

Lindsay Muir SCULPTURE & CERAMIC ARTIST Lindsay is affectionately known as “The Frogman” His wildlife sculptures having endeared themselves to so many over the years. Lindsay brings clay to life using techniques which exploit inherent qualities in the clay and glaze. He also makes beautiful landscape pots using multiple clay and glazes. His work has…

Jules McCrae

Jules McCrae METALWORK & SCULPTURE Sunshine Coast artist Jules McCrae likes to describe herself as a functional artist, spending most of her working life in the Arts, beginning with an Associate Diploma in Commercial Art. This was followed by gaining a trade in Signwriting, learning the old traditions of brushwork which lead her to many…

Kerry Ide

Kerry Ide DIGITAL ILLUSTRATOR Kerry’s love of nature and the animal world shines through in her illustrations. She is fascinated with our unique Australian flora and fauna and wishes to bring awareness to what a truly precious gift they are. While studying graphic design, Kerry discovered Wacom tablets and digital drawing. She was immediately captivated…

Shyanne Clarke

Shyanne Clarke PAINTER Shyanne Clarke is a contemporary visual artist with a style that is fluid. Clarke’s background is in commercial textile design with a successful career of swimwear prints adorning department store brands, featured in whole stores collections and on runways from Bondi to Hawaii, evolving expectantly into fine art. Like it always has…

Joanna O’Brien

Joanna O’Brien LEATHER & TEXTILE ARTIST Juwel is an eclectic range of handcrafted leather handbags, and accessories created by Joanna O’Brien in her hinterland studio in Peachester. Originally trained in the UK at the London College of Fashion, every design is meticulously handmade in her studio with quality and functionality being at the fore. Joannas’…

Roger Callen

Roger Callen PAINTER Roger has a background in science and anthropology and began painting late in life. He has attended various art courses and workshops, but is largely self-taught. He prefers to paint on-site, but has recently been producing colourful interactive studio works on found cardboard packets. He has been a finalist in local and…

James Stickland

James Stickland PAINTER James is an award-winning portrait painter, finalist in The Brisbane Portrait Prize, The Perth Lester Prize, Townsville Percivals Prize, Sunshine Coast Local Artist Local Content, Leithbridge 20000, Cooroy Butter Factory Peoples choice. A self-confessed art addict where there is never enough time to paint. Studying under Sally Ryan former Julian Ashton School…

Karan Gerard

Karan Gerard PAINTER Karan is an internet self taught artist. Now retired she is able to paint consistently and explore techniques which capture the spirit of the scene as opposed to realism. She believes it is up to the viewer to complete the story she is telling. She works primarily in watercolour, and has developed…

Chris Price

Chris Price PAINTER & CERAMIC ARTIST Chris’s creations are inspired by courageous transitions, imagined other worlds, and an awareness of the responsibility we all have in creating a more beautiful planet. His works are often underpinned by a whimsical sense of humour. “I am particularly fascinated by the power of colour to uplift, heal, and…

Karen Buckle

Karen Buckle PAINTER Karen Buckle is a painter based on The Sunshine Coast. Karen’s eye for beautiful light soft colours and her skill for composition shines in her paintings. Practicing both abstract and semi abstract styles, Karen paints deliciously fresh fruity florals, colourful coastal creations inspired by sunny tropical Sunshine Coast Living. Location 10 Glenlea…

Heidi Lesleighter

Heidi Lesleighter TEXTILE JEWELLERY ARTIST Heidi cherishes nature and revels in what it offers, shapes, textures, colour and textiles are captured in her timeless textile jewellery. She repurposes fabric off cuts and dyes her fabrics. Her jewellery will always have something collected or something rescued in it. She hopes to bring lasting joy to all…

Gemma Troy

Gemma Troy GALLERY Gemma is an abstract artist, ceramist and a poet who lives with her heart in her hands. Gemma likes to express herself in myriad of ways including through words, paint and clay. She finds inspiration from her childhood memories and nature. Her artwork is bright, expressive and energetic. Her poetry reaches depths…

Robert Natoli

Robert Natoli PAINTER & CERAMIC ARTIST Robert has over 30 years’ art making experience since graduating from the Qld College of Art and describes his art making as ever evolving. He credits his willingness to explore media in new and evolving ways as paramount to his developing practice ; whilst maintaining his traditional work in…

Peter Evans

Peter Evans PAINTER Peter Evans is an Artist and Art Teacher. Originally from South Australia, Peter moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2005 after living and working in London. He now teaches Art to both Adults and Children and creates his own artwork from his new Studio in Palmview Forest. His paintings are generally abstract…

Michael Augustine

Michael Augustine PAINTER When Michael was younger, he obtained a Diploma in Commercial Art, and with this, he run his own business as a Commercial Artist in Margaret River Western Australia. Leaving this behind and moving to the Sunshine Coast the focus is only fine art with an emphasis on traditional values in art. He…

Carlie Johnston

Carlie Johnston RESIN ARTIST The artist behind Seajay Art – Carlie’s art is inspired by the ocean and natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast. She explores a creative process using resin to provide depth and texture. In addition to wall art, she moulds and manipulates resin to create beautiful and unique homewares. Carlie has won…

Esther Beaton

Esther Beaton PHOTO PAINTING & DIGITAL PAINTING Hungarian-born Esther Beaton moved to the salubrious Sunshine Coast to be more in touch with the object of her art: nature. A past resident of Canada and the USA, where she obtained a BA in Archaeology, she became a full time commercial photographer upon moving to Australia over…

Sharon Hegarty

Sharon Hegarty PAINTER Sharon has always worked in a creative capacity, a graphic designer in London & Sydney, creating hand painted resort wear ranges, illustration, colour consulting, styling, designing & making props, teaching art, collaborating with interior designers supplying original artworks to hotels resorts and homes Australia wide. Sharon currently works with acrylics, watercolour &…

Denise Daffara

Denise Daffara PAINTER Denise Daffara is an established painter, evolving her craft for 20+ years. Her art practice is an intuitive, light and colour fuelled exploration of her life’s journey. Reoccurring motifs include Australian and New Zealand floral, plant and bird life. You’ll also find Matisse inspired feminine figures visiting her painted interiors and table…

Tess Clapperton

Tess Clapperton PAINTER Tess is a contemporary abstract artist living at beautiful Picnic Point. She opened her Studio Gallery at Sunshine Cove where she creatives beautiful artwork in various mediums. She has a passion for painting the natural world – beach, hinterland, and vistas recalled from her travels overseas and her native Poland. Location 2/21 Flinders…

Angelique Wavés

Angelique Wavés PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER Angelique Wavés is a contemporary seascape artist. Her paintings are gutsy, energetic and are painted from the soul. She has exhibited widely throughout the region, had many solo exhibitions, participated in over 40 group shows and her work is held in private collections both nationally and internationally Location 89 Yandina-Coolum…

Glynn Kelly

Glynn Kelly PAINTER Glynn trained in watercolour painting as part of his Architecture degree at UNSW. This led to a lifetime of plein air sketching and painting. Glynn has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and was recently awarded the Sunshine Coast Plein Air Art prize for 2021. Glynn has taught art in a range…

Jackie Orme Ward

Jackie Orme Ward SHOEMAKER & LEATHERWORK Pendragon Shoes is the designer shoemaker team Jackie Orme Ward and Adrian Lockwood. They have been creating their original designs since 1987. They make one off designs and limited edition collections for clients both locally and around the world. Pendragon also teach workshops in sandal, shoe and boot making.…

Judith Tompkins

Judith Tompkins TEXTILE & FIBRE ARTIST The studio, “Palimpsest” should also say “and Pentimento,” since one term applies to the alteration of written material which can happen on its own, while the other applies to pictures, but must be discovered through deliberate effort. A self-taught fibre artist, the reuse/alteration of materials produce new works where…

Brisky Creations

Brisky Creations GALLERY BRISKY CREATIONS is a collaboration of the creatives in the family. ​ It is the name that all the weird and wonderful wares are created under. Often at local markets and gradually add bits and pieces to our online shop. Everyone in the family is creative and has input. Between all of…

Heather Gall

Heather Gall PAINTER Heather delights in the ‘disordered order’ of the natural world. Painting in oils, watercolours and acrylics, her love of landscape is evident as she traverses her environment, observing lights, shadows, tangled brush, majestic trees, glistening waterways, varied birdlife and colourful vistas. In Heather’s words, “I hope that my work triggers memories, moments,…

Tania Small

Tania Small PAINTER Inspired by the sense of nostalgia or emotion an artwork can evoke, Tania paints still life arrangements, primarily in oil paints. Graphite pencil animal portraits also form a large part of Tania’s arts practice. Tania works from her Hinterland home studio which sits opposite the Mary River and has commanding views of…

Maree Austin

Maree Austin PAINTER, CERAMICS & SCULPTURE When Maree Austin moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2016, she decided it was time to pursue her life-long passion of studying and creating art. Maree quickly went on to complete an Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts at TAFE East Coast and soon fell in love with both painting…

Kym Tabulo

Kym Tabulo DIGITAL ARTIST Dr Kym Tabulo is an abstract art scholar, practitioner and teacher. She has solo and group exhibitions in Australia, London and New York. Her abstract comics and essays are in international publications. Tabulo combines her drawings, paintings and photographs using an XP–Pen drawing tablet to produce digital collages. She works in…

Aileen Greig

Aileen Greig JEWELLERY, GLASS MAKING & METALWORK Aileen draws upon her early training as a silversmith to create unique jewellery. She originally trained many years ago at what was then called the Queensland College of Art and then went on to work as a jeweller in a commercial jewellery studio. She then went on to…

Randy DeGraw

Randy DeGraw Sculpture & Woodwork Randy started his first gallery as “Valley View Woodwork” in the Hinterland of Maleny in 1998. In 2016 he relocated the best and rarest timbers he had collected to his studio in Landsborourgh to create bespoke pieces that have been set aside waiting for many years. River tables are one…

Teresa Durie

Teresa Durie PAINTER Teresa is an emerging artist based in Caloundra. She studied both fine art and graphic design. Her love of movement, skill, story and beauty of dance & ballet since she danced and studied ballet for many years in her childhood is the inspiration of her work. She has won awards for her…

Rod Arnold

Rod Arnold PAINTER Rods passion to paint and create for personal fulfillment is encouraged by the satisfaction of others enjoying his creations. His self-expression invites the viewer to linger, consider the subject, appreciate a captured moment in time, the sense of place and the story being portrayed. His work is evidence of chasing light and…

Sara Hope

Sara Hope PAINTER Sara is a Buderim based magical-realism artist who work predominantly in ink, pastel, acrylic and oil. Her art is often a reflection of the bonding relationship between females and animals, or alternatively creating inky and sassy female portraiture. Creating art transports Sara into an idyllic and alternate world where there is no…

Jean Bennett

Jean Bennett SCULPTURE, TEXTILES, FIBRE ART & ENCAUSTIC PAINTING As humans our stories are like theories, opening up the scars of history, geography: Stories map us. ‘Tell me your story and I will come to know my own in new ways’. The artwork is placed strategically together to evoke multiple possibilities. Art is about revealing…

Janna Pameijer

Janna Pameijer SCULPTURE PAINTING & CERAMICS Janna Pameijer completed a Fine Art degree in 1979 developing sculpture as her form of expression. In 1980’s Janna co-founded the Queensland Wildlife Artists Society and continued creating from the Australian bush. The figure also entered her repertoire with a growing family to inspire her. Numerous group exhibitions and…

Wayne Clayton

Wayne Clayton PAINTER Wayne’s Works of original art are highly intuitive and deeply symbolic of the natural form and colours of the environment and landscapes he has lived in, he explores and continues to discover. From greens and blues splashed with golds and coppers, to vibrant yellows dotted with warm browns, his work expresses the…

Tara Sage

Tara Sage PAINTER Tara Sage grew up in a family of generational female artists in Alberta, Canada, with an Australian mother and Canadian father. She spent her developing years relishing in her mother’s memories of her upbringing in Western Australia, which were in such extreme contrast to the cool climate and high peaks of the…

Naomi Pettenuzzo

Naomi Pettenuzzo PAINTER Naomi Pettenuzzo grew up in the coastal town of Portland Victoria where she found her love for all things Ocean and Sealife. Moving to Melbourne, Naomi completed her Graphic Design and Graphic Reproduction Apprenticeship, later shifting to designing custom homes and property development. After the loss of her beloved husband, Naomi moved…