Acrylics, Watercolour and Illustration
An artist and illustrator in watercolours, oils and acrylics, Lois specialises in painting bird life on Bruny, including the endangered 40 Spotted Pardalote and the twelve endemic species of birds that exist in this delightful habitat. She has recently ventured into book illustration and has completed one children's book that is based on Bruny, and has a contract for another by a Bruny Island author.
Textile, Fiber and Paper
Textile, fibre and paper artist whose inspiration comes from the colours, textures and changing lights of the waterways of South Eastern Tasmania. Mahdi works with natural dyes and fabrics and also holds workshops on Bruny Island.
Contemporary Jeweller and Artist
Janine Combes work is inspired by the beautiful natural environment where she lives on the island of Tasmania and from travels to other remote parts of the world. Dividing her time between Hobart and her studio on Bruny Island – one of Tasmania’s several hundred smaller islands she states “I make sculptural jewellery works which are inspired by textures and recurring shapes within the natural environment and, in particular, within island environments. The contained spaces created by islands allow you to separate from life’s clutter. Time slows down, distractions are minimised."
Janine uses recurring shapes and textures to reflect the individual organisms which make up a whole unique, miniature environment. The value of these small scenes is often overlooked by a world focused on big scale and complexity. Sterling silver, pearls, bone, horn, recycled aluminium are used with within designs focusing on texture and bold, original forms.
Glass, Graphite and Ceramics
A glass artist who specialises in making soft glass beads, small blown artefacts and fused decorative functional ware, Kate enjoys working with the amazing qualities of light and colour that the only known solid liquid, glass, provides. She also produces graphite drawings and some ceramics.