Waterfront Artists prepare for Exhibition

The Waterfront Artists are busy preparing for their exhibition at the Visitors Centre at the Tondoon Botanical Gardens during the month of April.

The artists, who meet every Tuesday morning and create art in a pavilion studio at the showgrounds, will be selling paintings and souvenir items at the exhibition which hangs on the 29th of March.

The artists describe themselves as amateur artists who “enjoy good company and help and encourage each other to achieve their best work” and they welcome new members to their twenty-strong group.

From acrylics to pastels and water colours, nature subjects, portraits, flowers and landscapes, the artists work under the mentorship of local artist and teacher Catherine Lindley.

Painting mainly for relaxation, one artist, Jan O’Hare made a career from her talent: “My father paid for my first art course when I was twelve – a correspondence course in commercial art. At Sydney Technical College I learned ticket writing and screen printing. Later I did magazine cover and design, owned an offset printing business, did desktop publishing and computer animation. Now – I paint for pleasure!”