Brimming with local talent, Teesdale Hall features artists with their own unique style and form – from painting, mixed media to soft toys!
Where is it?
Artists at the Studio
I have had a camera in my hands for as long as I can remember. However, it was safaris in 2013 & 2014 to South Africa and Botswana, respectively, which inspired me to focus on wildlife and landscape photography.
I am a self-taught artist, working predominately in acrylics.
I have always been interested in drawing and painting, and took up folk art many years ago and from that started painting birds, mainly the magpies and parrots I have befriended.
My art journey has included watercolour, pastel, acrylic and mixed media. Experimenting in different media has culminated in my love of resin painting. My workspace looks like part science lab with mixing utensils, inks, alcohol and a propane torch but the end results are definitely artistic and creative.
Since early childhood I have had a keen interest in drawing and painting, and I am always building upon a knowledge of all aspects of representational art.
I recently completed my final year of study for a Bachelor of Arts double degree with Curtin University, majoring in Fine Art and Visual Culture.
Angela completed her bachelor of visual arts [fine arts] at the University of Ballarat in 2006, majoring in drawing. She enjoys drawing and painting in her spare time, and favours working with pencil, acrylic, gouache, and pen and ink. People and animals are favourite subject matter.
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.
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.
Sharyn Marriott is a local artist and has lived in Teesdale for many years - in fact, she has lived locally nearly all her life and attended the Inverleigh Primary School and later, the Geelong West Technical School (now called Western Heights Secondary College).
I have won the Fred Herd Memorial Award at the Royal Geelong Show for best Rural Concept painting in the Fine Arts Section twice. Last year I won the Jenny Blake Award and Peoples Choice Award at the Bannockburn & District Art Show for my portrait of a kelpie titled Darcy. I also received a Highly Commended in the Open Pastel section for my portrait titled Winters Child.