Heather Lowe

  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Textiles
  • Upcycling

Art inspired by nature. Sumptuous textiles. Mixed media paintings. Driftwood sculptures. Unique quirky art. Colour and texture vibrates throughout Heathers art and garden.

Studio Details

Oriel Karridale Gallery and Studio
30 Brockman Highway

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 SeptClosed
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 SeptClosed
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm

My studio is very accessible , it is situated on the right ,300 metres down Brockman Highway and close to the Karridale crossroads and Tavern.

  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Parking suitable for buses
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)
  • Refreshments available

Heather studied an art foundation course in the UK then trained as a fabric designer gaining a degree in multi media textiles. Her career in the Arts has spanned over a period of 45 years. Designing fabrics for Laura Ashley, Liberty and Sanderson Heather then went on to lecture at the University of Wales as Head of Fashion and Textiles. She has worked as an artist in residence in numerous schools and has led many community art projects both in Wales and Australia. Heather has exhibited her art work nationally and internationally throughout her career and ran her own gallery in Wales. She has now established her own art studio and gallery in Karridale. Oriel Karridale Gallery is a small gallery showcasing a diverse selection of exciting art. Heather lives on site producing her innovative mixed media art in her studio. Art inspired by nature. Think sumptuous textiles and paintings, luscious colours with threads and fibres scattered throughout the pieces. Travel diaries consisting of sketchbooks and tiny paintings document her inspirations and the changing colours and cultures from around the world. Heather loves to utilise different materials in her work. Unusual drift sculptures, sea drift maidens and garlands are executed creatively and add to her vibrant collection of textiles and paintings. Her art varies in size from tiny paintings with intricate details to large canvases. Free standing paintings appear on ancient jarrah fence posts, huge spherical saw blades and driftwood is often used as a canvas resulting in quirky creative art. A variety of materials are blended together creating layers of interest in her work. Paintings incorporate threads, fibres and handmade papers resulting in unique, vibrant, inspirational work. Felting, stitching, weaving, silk work and collage are some of the varied techniques Heather uses to create her textiles. Textile pieces are in the form of large wallhangings, small framed art, collages and woven pieces that incorporate recycled materials and beautiful textural yarns. Heather runs art workshops at her studio teaching a wide variety of techniques. Her energy, enthusiasm and passion for art, nature and life is apparent in her work. Her art studio is a riot of colour as is her beautiful garden . Scattered with sculptures and mosaics, the fusion of colourful flowers and quirky driftwood arches creates a wonderful magical place to wander. Her garden is an ever evolving canvas. Create, breathe and relax.