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Barry is an award-winning artist with more than 25 years experience in art and education. He grew up with a love for nature, and when making his ceramic forms and artists books, takes inspiration from the landscape and Japanese art forms. His handmade Artists Books are one of a kind.
Mim has been making soft toys for over 16 years. She and her husband George are part of a project that makes and donates teddy bears to various nursing homes for pastients with dementia.
Mim and George also donate several hours a week to local correctional facilities and work with inmates to create soft toys.
Marie has been part of the Arts Trail for many years. Her compositions are a reflection of the beauty of the natural world and she gets particular inspiration from the amazing array of flora in her own garden.
When Colleen went to her first glass class about 6 years ago, she fell in love with the wonder of the medium's transparency. She was enthralled by the colour and light and the magnificent range of colours, from the soft tints to intense colours.
In the last 12 months, Margaret has won several 1st prizes at arts shows with her pastel paintings. Come along to the Teesdale Public Hall during the Golden Plains Art Trail to see her wonderful paintings.
Ros has painted in oil, pastel and water colour. She finds water colour to be the most relaxing medium and she enjoys time spent with Marie Perryman as they paint the diverse flowers growing in Marie's garden. Pastels lend themselves to flowing country scenes and vibrant coastal vista.
Denis is a passionate painter who took up the brush when he retired in 1994. He had always wanted to paint and since 2001 he has managed the Bannockburn Arts Group which he loves because it gives him a great social outlet and also allows him to indulge in his very favourite thing - painting!
My name is Charlie Caruana and I live at Teesdale. I have been painting for about 11 years. I started to paint after I retired. My choice of medium is oil and also acrylic. I like to point landscapes, seascapes and am always looking for different ideas. I also like gardeing and woodwork and I find the three hobbies relaxing.
Murray has been photographing the remote parts of this country for over 30 years now, and continues to look for new places to explore. Since returning from his first Australia round trip in 1985, his photography has been used by magazines, newspapers, and tourist agencies. He has written and illustrated six travel guide books in the last 15 years.
Vida has been a professional printmaker/artist for 30 years. In that time she has won over 150 art prizes - the most recent being voted 'Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015' by the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia. She is featured in 'Inspiration Wild: An Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment' published by the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia Foundation.