Old Schoolhouse Gallery

Kate Bray

“I don’t know in advance what I am going to put on canvas any more than I decide beforehand what colours I am going to use.” Pablo Picasso Picasso’s statement very much reflects the way I approach my art practise. I prefer to start with an initial mark or stroke of colour and paint intuitively allowing the painting to develop as the layers are applied. The physicality and tactile properties of multi layered paint and mixed media in the pure…

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Julia Knox (Honorary Member)

I cannot remember a time when I was not being creative. The path to being an artist began as a child when I won an art competition run by the Melbourne “Age”. After working overseas for several years I returned to Melbourne, married and moved to Brisbane and raised my family. It was then when I started my foray into the fashion market with quirky t-shirts.  The uniquely Australian designs sold extremely well on the Gold Coast and overseas in…

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Hilary Wakeling

I have a special interest in birds, animals and marine life, as well as Queensland architectural subjects. I also enjoy painting figures, landscapes and seascapes. I work in acrylics, watercolours and mixed media. Through the Coochie Art Group I have been able to attend workshops with great Australian artists such as Robert Wade, Alvaro Castegnet, Jenny MacNaugton, Charles Sluga, Jenni Kelly and Tricia Reust. I believe that Donald James Waters has contributed the most to expanding my understanding and love…

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Mike Scott

‘Good quality photographs are about understanding the nature and quality of light, regardless of subject matter’. Mike Scott is a trained professional photographer with a fully-equipped studio in Wellington Point. Mike was born in the UK before the advent of colour photography and his background and training are in mechanical engineering. He worked for many years as a maintenance engineer in the steel, copper and aluminium industries in the UK, Zambia, Iran and Dubai before emigrating to Australia in 2001.…

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Gail Higgins (Honorary Member)

After commencing art lessons in 1995 Gail became increasingly interested in painting Australia’s beautiful native flora and fauna and now devotes more and more of her time to painting birds and the research that involves. A winner of many major awards, including Silver Medalist at the International Wildlife Art Society 2004 exhibition in Bristol, UK, The Pastel Acquisitive Award at Pine Rivers Art Awards 2006, major award winner at Courier Mail Art Show 2005, Gail has also won many major…

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Greg Hughes

Greg has been drawing for as long as he can remember but he’s been a painter for eleven years. He got his first set of watercolours for his thirteenth birthday and completed his first picture in about fifteen minutes. The earliest experience of art he can remember was making a sculpture at school in New Zealand at age six. A green apple with toothpicks in it called “The Incredible Hulk”. Greg’s painting paints in acrylic, and gouache with pen and…

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