I have been making art for as long as I can remember. I have a background in Speech Pathology, NLP and EFT. Just before I turned 50 I decided to dedicate myself to my artistic dreams. I am not formally trained but have spent numerous hours in lessons, workshops and courses as well as experimenting and teaching myself. I am enjoying mixed media on different substrates. I also love ceramics and art assemblage.
It has taken a long time but I finally feel authentic in expressing myself as an artist. I love functional and quirky art but also have a passion for women, faces in particular, as subject matter. My work helps me explore what it means to be a woman and connecting to one’s soul. It is my intention to keep on a roll doing more mixed media pieces as well as art assemblage to enter a number of art shows next year and setting up an online art business.
I am a potter & clay artist enjoying all facets of clay work. I have a small studio 1km north of Montville Village.
I welcome visitors by appointment to my studio or on my weekend open days. I love answering questions about how my pieces have been made.
Recently I have been making bespoke dinner sets for some of my clients which is a new avenue for me. Would you like something made especially for you?
Heather Gall, an experienced landscape painter, children's book illustrator and tutor, paints across mediums > Oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolour.
Heather's studio, overlooking the ancient Glass house Mountains on the family dairy farm is open by appointment and for the Arts Connect Inc. Open Studios program.
Access is disabled friendly, with car parking for up to 10 cars /small bus.
I am primarily working in acrylics and pastels and enjoy the use of strong colours in modern land and seascapes and still-lifes.
I love the landscapes of Queensland art legend John Rigby and also the still-lifes of Criss Canning. I have been lucky enough to study pastels with Leonie Duff and Max Wilks, two of Australias best known pastellists, as well as acrylics with Mignon Parker at the McGregor Schools in Toowoomba.
Travelling both in Australia and Overseas provides continuing inspiration and of course my art provides an excuse for more travel.
For me the animal kingdom is the driving force behind my art as I love to delve into the diversity of animal life. My intention is to capture my subject’s character and expression, incorporating their humour, their majesty and wonder, and as a result, the painting then tells its own story.
A former Graphic Designer, I have developed a good eye for design, form and colour and use this in telling stories through the subjects of teacups and portraits.
I have a deep interest in people and enjoy the challenge of capturing something of their personality in my depictions of them.
I also enjoy communicating my ideas and skills to others on a regular basis in Nambour where we have lots of fun in the process!
Am open to invitations to tutor ad to commission work and have been honoured with several 1st prizes for both my Portrait and Still Life work.
My arts practice is changing and evolving with new environmental directions and passions. I find myself comfortable expressing these through different mediums, varying from an eco dye pot, brush to an etching press, or speaking out through my community filmmaking. So much to say and so much to learn, I feel I will be creating to my last breath.
My newest venture is along the Healing Arts path. Reversible wearable art coats and clothing infused with Australian Bush Essence for healing. Life is never dull on the creative path.