Rachael is an award-winning Noosa artist whose artworks range from alluring soft pastel landscapes to coloured pencil, expressive and sweet animal artworks. She enjoys the fine detail of pencil and the range of tones that watercolour can bring forth in both botanic and animal artworks.
Having worked with animals for many years, her animal artworks focus on anatomical strengths as well emotive personality. Rachael has a stall at the Eumundi markets where she can be seen creating her artworks Wednesdays and Saturdays. She also enjoys giving lessons at the local primary school.
Sunshine Coast local Peter Rowe is an artist and self-published children’s book author with a difference. Peter has Down Syndrome and is limited verbally, relying upon a system called Facilitated Communication (FC) to share his voice. This however is where the limitations end. Peter’s art, which he has been creating for the past 27 years, is a revelation and celebration of his life and work, allowing him a medium to express his feelings and revealing his natural flair with colour. The evolution of Peter’s art over the years is symbolic of his transition out of darkness, confusion and fear, with his more recent works, mostly abstract, capturing the colour and light of his new-found enjoyment of life. For Peter, art not only has had the power to heal and transform, art and colour are his voice and an extension of who he is.READ MORE