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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jessica Ainsworth

Jessica Ainsworth PAINTER All forms of art can be used as tools to help us express that more knowing part of ourselves, for trying to create bridges across chasms of understanding or misunderstanding and for trying to bring about change. In many of Jessica’s works, she is attempting to find meaning in today’s fast changing…

Annie McIntosh

Annie McIntosh PAINTER Solitude and solace are the two concepts that spring to Annie’s mind when she is creating her collage landscapes. She came to painting later in life after working in logical and regimented laboratories and business ventures.  After retirement, an energetic abstract approach has been informed by her deteriorating eyesight and her strong…

Patti Henderson

Patti Henderson Visual Art DRAWING, PAINTING & MIXED MEDIA Patti Henderson lives in the beautiful Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Although she has no formal art training, she feels that she has been creating art in some form all her life. She has explored realistic portraiture for some time and is now concentrating on water…

Montville Art Gallery

Montville Art Gallery GALLERY Montville Art Gallery is located in a delightful 1890’s Queenslander at 138 Main Street, Montville, in the gorgeous hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. There are over 40 artists on permanent display in the gallery open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm. Location 138 Main Street, Montville, QLD 4560

Maleny Art Direct

Maleny Art Direct GALLERY A privately owned and operated gallery, showcasing fine artworks by local artworks. An onsite workshop studio allows people to see and talk to various artists demonstrating their artistic skills. Lindsay Muir demonstrating clay sculpturing. Heather Jones – Bark art and Oil painting. Location 19 Maple Street, Maleny, QLD 4552

Melanie Augustin

Melanie Augustin JEWELLER & PHOTOGRAPHER Melanie Augustin is a jeweller and art photographer living in the picturesque town of Glass House Mountains. Her work is inspired by the vibrant colours she sees outside her studio window and in her garden and is influenced in style by the six years she spent living in Japan. Location…

Tah-Nee Hooper

Tah-Nee Hooper PAINTER & DRAWER Tah-Nee has been practising art in different forms for many years, always turning to brush and canvas as a form of expression, communication and escapism. Portraiture, figurative line drawing and textural paintwork are features of her painting interests. She is inspired by the lines and hues within the natural landscape,…

Molly Galpin

Molly Galpin PAINTER, TEXTILE & MOSAIC ARTIST Molly has over 25 years’ experience working with glass, copper foil, wire, hand painted fabric and other recycled objects to create beautiful richly coloured art, recycled vintage crockery made into mosaics. Molly’s unique designs come in the forms of glass lampshades, mirrors, personalised figurines, jewellery, clothing and other…

Trevor Irvine

Trevor Irvine PAINTER & WOODWORKER He paints in oil, acrylic and water colour depicting landscapes, birds and wildlife. He is largely self taught but has participated in various classes and workshops to refine his style. He also creates timber sculptures (some of which he has had cast in bronze) and unique boxes using hard to…

Laura Vecmane

Laura Vecmane CERAMICIST, PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER Laura Vecmane is a contemporary visual artist passionately expressing herself through several classical and experimental creative media – painting, ceramic, ephemeral art, and sculpture since 2002. Laura’s art is highly intuitive. She wishes to inspire others to observe and notice the beauty and intricate wonders of the natural world…

Marcel Desbiens

Marcel Desbiens PAINTER Marcel was born in Quebec, Canada and is now living in Landsborough. He is the founder and director of Bienarte Art School in Brisbane. His research for the ultimate oil painting technique leads him to the Renaissance Masters. Marcel has been painting and teaching those methods for over 40 years. Recent Solo…

Nicky Carey

Nicky Carey GALLERY. PRINTMAKING, PAINTING & DRAWING Nicky Carey was born in Dublin Ireland. His art has visual musical qualities which embody the lilts and rhythms of his birth country. He moved to Reesville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in early 2017, where he opened his art gallery. Nicky uses different mediums including printmaking, painting,…

Kim Herringe

Kim Herringe PRINTMAKING & TEXTILES Maleny artist Kim Herringe is passionate about printmaking. The natural environment is her primary source of inspiration, recreating and sharing its calming moments in her work. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, Kim works with and explores many different forms of printmaking, including linocut, monoprinting, cyanotype, etching, eco-printing and letterpress printing. With…

Richard Muldoon

Richard Muldoon PAINTER Richard Muldoon is a highly awarded artist living and working in Maleny Queensland. Primarily working in the medium of oil on linen, Richard explores the relationship between painting and photography, and how one can be used to inform or illuminate the other. Considered a conceptual realist painter, Richard’s work is held in…