Meet the Artists
Margaret River Region Open Studios designs, co-ordinates and promotes a free annual open art studios event to showcase the increasingly diverse and vibrant visual arts throughout the Margaret River region. The event has become the biggest of its kind in Australia.
Libby's vibrant and bold artworks explore the striking patterns, textures and beauty within the Australian Landscape, Flora and Fauna and Ocean inspired designs. A must see!
As a small batch potter, my range of stoneware and glaze combinations form unique functional ceramics. These handmade works echo the colours of our beautiful Wadandi Boodja.
A whimsical world of paintings, characters and illustrations. Ian's artwork has won awards, given life to public spaces, and featured for well known brands and publications.
Art inspired by nature. Sumptuous textiles. Mixed media paintings. Driftwood sculptures. Unique quirky art. Colour and texture vibrates throughout Heathers art and garden.
Trish's love of this region is echoed in her colour work. Paintings, drawings, ceramic bowls, rope baskets, Shibori silk scarves and more can be found in her welcoming studio.
An everlasting love of gardening and nature, lead me, in 2015, to study painting. The result is blooms captured when at their most beautiful. These are my gift to others.
Alice Linford Forte
I’m a self taught abstract and landscape painter. Expect large scale, evocative, dramatic sky and ocean inspired works, emphasising WA’s vast and rugged coastlines.
My art practice uses the foundations of printmaking processes. It is largely a solitary routine that honours the introvert in my personality and allows me to be immersed in WA.
Deidre is a spontaneous and intuitive mixed media artist who uses paint, collage and layering to create her semi abstract subjects. Visit her in her Dunsborough studio.
A multi-skilled, highly original, award-winning practitioner; A new purpose-built studio; and a new body of work.
Self-taught metalsmith bringing a different style of jewellery to the Southwest using sterling silver, opals, turquoise and other precious stones for both men and women.
I apply colour to clay, then carve off parts of the colour to reveal the raw earth beneath, using the sgraffito technique. Pottery has become a daily fanatical passion for me.
Noah is passionate about creating beautiful and moving photographic works that inspire us to value and connect with our local environment.
WA's leading landscape photographer, with a rare talent for capturing a vast range of photography, from classic landscapes to contemporary aerial work to altered landscapes.
As a mixed media artist and printmaker, I like to explore a variety of processes and mix in found and recycled elements to create an alternative narrative.
Rachel is a painter and comic book maker. She will have paintings and illustration work in progress and on display.
Flower Artisan - home studio, creating bespoke & unique pieces, using flowers, botanicals, recycled & preloved items sustainably grown & sourced mainly in the South West.
Martin is an accomplished Wood Artist. His exquisite design skills show a diverse range of uniquely carved and textured art forms. Martins Wood Studio is on Yates Rd.
Sandy has the passion to be creative on many levels, hand woven baskets to mosaics, eclectic paintings and photography. All hidden away in her studio called the Sheila Shack.
My creative themes are interconnection with nature- through landscapes & seascapes, Birthing - creativity. My family ancestory - its different cultural and racial origins and how denial of colour allowed my ancestors opportunities.
Life-Size Ocean Art, a celebration of marine life and an ode to encounters in the wild. Iconic ocean species presented in emblematic form and sumptuous colours, at 1:1 scale. Please note: Studio will be open 10-6 on special event days.
New works will be shown exploring the landscape of the South West. My love for the ocean and nature will be displayed through colour and beauty. Prints will be available.
It is the discarded treasure wrapped within interesting tesserae to create a 3D form that inspire me. Rust and stone and mineral bring life to my unconventional mosaics.
I create contemporary steel sculptures that follow both organic, natural shapes and stronger industrial forms in varying sizes to suit from small to large garden spaces.
I create Nordic textiles made from sustainable materials. Floor looms, natural fibres, colours & patterns utilizing traditional textile making techniques with a modern twist.
I am very honoured and grateful to work with wood, always finding fascination with its unique aesthetic and textural qualities revealed in this transformational process.
The environment of the bush and ocean gives me the scope to look at light, colours, shape and textures in the Flora and Fauna of the area in which I work and live.
My art has a whimsical, magical style and mythical creatures often feature in my works. I enjoy using layers and combining different mediums, such as collage & acrylics.
I am continuing to develop my art with new techniques, playing around with Oil Sticks and Cold Wax, both of which I am enjoying. This is my 10th year participating in MRROS.
Dorothy's still life paintings capture a beautiful moment in time. You can almost smell the fruit, touch the native flora and sense the glass. Each has a remarkable depth and beauty.
Two-time state surfing champion in her teens, Jacqui's vibrant seascapes, surfboard art and forest scenes invite us to lose ourselves in the magical summers of the South-West.
Through life's challenges, I endeavour to improve and expand my knowledge and skills. I love the magic a line, a colour, a brushstroke can create.
Chloe Wilder is a bit odd Bit of a door nob Give er a turn, see what’s inside that funny little mind.
I am a full time artist . I love painting. I also love illustrating children's pictire books . Two of my new books will be available. Currently working on my seventh.
Through a lifetime spent immersed in the natural world and the creative processes that arise from it, Karen's artistic career weaves together stories of place and seasonal change into thoughtful and observant works.
Tania Davey’s paintings reference iconic imagery. Bold colours are rendered in an intuitive, creative style. A body of sculptural ceramics features raku, print and carving.
I am abstract expressionist artist who is influenced by my rural surroundings, connection to the land, colour and the simple joy of bringing a canvas to life
Mosaic Artist Andy, produces an array of work full of creativity and vibrancy. Working primarily with glass, his pieces range from wall art, birdbaths to mosaiced driftwood.
Drawing's, charcoal, paintings, Pastels. And... mural. A multiyear project Covering my studio’s feature wall. Visit, see my progress. Art for sale, see, enjoy. have. yes.
Cassandra loves painting figures and faces depicting states of being that bridge the connection between human experience and spirit, through beauty, excellence and intuition.
Leon is a master printmaker, painter & sculptor. Immerse yourself in his prolific art practise, magnificent gardens, unique studio & enjoy a friendly chat over a cuppa too.
I create bespoke furniture and wood products out of resin and local reclaimed timber. Inspired by our beautiful region, each piece is uniquely designed and hand-crafted.
Holly uses pencil, paint, cut paper and geometry to create delicate and detailed portraits exploring the relationship between our inner and outer worlds.
Silvia paints joyful, vibrant watercolours, transforming ordinary people and everyday scenes, often based on her Italian culture, into protagonists of unique visual stories.
With over 50 years experience as a visual artist I am still passionate about my artistic endeavours. Using mostly acrylic and a variety of mediums and materials.
Printmaker and Painter Jess McKiernan’s colourful work aims to capture nostalgic scenes, shaped by sentimental stories and memories of growing up in the southwest.
Amanda works in oils, creating still life pieces and imagined interior landscapes that aim for the viewer to pause, be calm and see the beauty in the everyday.
Mel creates landscapes, seascapes and other nature related artworks, combining dry needle felting, embroidery, watercolour and recycled textiles.
My art is responsive and sensitive to the moods of nature and the inspiration of the moment. I interpret the form, rich colours and vast horizons of the Australian outback.
Coloured pencils are my thing! I get inspiration from the colours in the landscapes around my home and from the animals that reside there.
I find botanical painting good for my soul ... both meditative and endlessly fascinating. I use watercolours and am continually learning more. Inspiration is all around me!
I think of my art as a process of re-composition in which found images are ochestrated into a synthesis, this will I hope provoke a response from the viewer.
Having got back into painting 7 years ago I now find myself thoroughly enjoying the journey. Self taught and motivated by the local scenery I am never short material.
Using embossed paper, fumagé & a variety of printmaking techniques my work portrays the fragile & beautiful flora, fauna & landscapes of West Australia & Northern Territory.
My art is like a patchwork quilt, all mismatched and imperfect . Wrapping you up in a warm embrace, with a hot cuppa by your side. On a cold and misty spring morning.
Dynamic, semi abstract artworks characterized by their fluid composition. I create a sense of movement and spontaneity evoking a sense of freedom and expression in my art.
More than mosaics, these found treasures have been given new life. I invite you to wander gently through memories. Tread softly for these are dreams broken.
Her art is inspired by the oceans she strives to protect. Soleil uses materials that would other wise pollute our oceans, and combines them with ballpoint pen sketches or etching prints.
I paint to capture and share the exquisite beauty I observe in our natural world. My love of animals shows in my subject matter. If it makes my heart sing - I will paint it.
David utilises a variety of mediums, recycled wood/stained glass, canvas and paper to reflect and express his connection to nature through vibrancy of colour.
Vibrant, colourful textile landscapes and seascapes are exposed on my deck looking down a native garden where art decoration is displayed with the sound of numerous birds
Honor is an innovative artist repurposing rustic materials to form extraordinary pieces of art. Her new farm studio ‘The Barn’ is the perfect setting to view her body of work. Workshops will be available during the event, check website and social media for details.
I am a textile/mixed media artist and clothing designer, creating wearable art and working with nature’s alchemy creating layered art that weaves a story to be told and felt.
Creating art brings myself as an artist to a place that is peaceful and full of inspiration. My studio and gallery are my ‘GARDEN’ which I love sharing with those around me.
Kira's photography is all about the adventure. Whether it's chasing the perfect wave or highland cows on the farm, she wants you to feel like you have experienced the journey.
Intricate, hand drawn details, printed with traditional printmaking processes of letterpress, screenprint and blockprint. The studio & shop is on the main street, with a beautiful 110yr old press.
I’ve explored different mediums and created a gratitude series using inks and charcoal and gold leafing. I have drawings, paintings, prints, cards, and t-shirts.
Colour and form is the basis of my work.....I build from there.... This year is where Ive been and what my work is today.
Leonie Mac Lean
A little bit of nature on homewares and wearable art, using printing techniques on natural fabrics. Photographic montages and digital drawings, sculptures and mixed media.
Reif's work is best described as art to be enjoyed rather than analysed. Combining humour with clusters of detail, and bold colours they become conversational pieces.
I produce paintings in acrylics, inks and gouache in response to our natural Southwest environment, along with nuno felted hats and bags and indigo dyed and printed textiles.
Beautiful and functional timber products, showcasing the magnificent and varied grain of our southwest timbers. Also acrylic paintings, inspired by trees and movement.
With the twenty first century pulling at us, let’s fling ourselves into futurity. Blurred lines of realism and digital culture presented in high resolution.
Scarlett is a fashion and textile designer with a love for colour and pattern. She creates vibrant artworks and uses pattern cutting to sew unique clothing and accessories.
Bannister uses hand building techniques to explore the fundamental nature of clay. Themes in her work include trees, the South West forest and the magnificent Indian Ocean.
My work is a myriad of textures and layers inspired by the nature of the region. I create large abstract pieces based on the light and colours that surround me.
I practice a simple yet beautiful Japanese technique known as Gyotaku. Come and visit Salty Bones Studio to witness live demonstrations and a fascinating collection of prints.
Having painted for over forty years, Sue’s work is predominantly an abstract landscape aesthetic, depicting a sense of place through site specific memory and nuance.
Peter finds inspiration for his paintings from this everchanging region and he is able to capture moments people can relate to on their journeys to this amazing place.
Pottery and painting are my passions and this year’s works will follow the theme of Hana 花 (flower). Newly returned from Italy, Japan and India to implement myriad ideas.
Working with wood is a magical and fulfilling journey weaving a multitude of elements together-the design, the search for suitable materials, the creation and then the reveal!
Inspired by history and everyday stories, Lauren creates paintings which often juxtapose classical and suburban imagery and have a nostalgic, wistful air.
Tension, balance and erosion. Landforms that bump against each other or thrust to the surface with force. And the power involved in moving a shoreline each and every day
Josh is a contemporary intuitive artist who works primarily with acrylic on canvas. Although not of a particular area, his paintings are inspired by the Australian landscape.
Anton Felix Blume
Award-winning creative presents two bodies of work: "3000 feet," a photographic journey exploring remote WA. "Fusion," a collaboration celebrating culture, people and country.
Harry is driven by a desire to enrich food culture through making pots that make the acts of cooking, fermenting, storing and sharing food more delight and contemplative.
Step into Elliott’s unique garden world of wood and metal sculptures. Large and small ones, indoors and out. Each piece with a back story and maybe a song thrown in too.
I love to play with the technique ‘Én Plain Air’. I lean into the free-flowing form that watercolour naturally creates, pairing detailed pattens found in nature.
I'm Annie and my passion is to create beautiful and engaging photographic images finished in uniquely designed and handcrafted frames using recycled timber and mixed media.
To create my art I take inspiration from nature, flowers and ancient symbols. I invite you into my world of colour.
My works respond to the visual impacts of moments that strike me as being full of unusual beauty.
Sharon has a curiosity of all things close to animal portraiture - whimsical and serious. She also enjoys the liberating world of the abstract acrylic pour.
Penelope Wise’s collage painting is composed of mixed media, which includes a variety of fabrics, handmade papers, found objects and acrylic paint, exploring beauty in landscape.
Robbie uses many mediums and is greatly influenced by nature. Her art sends passionate messages of climate change influenced by the beauty and fragility of our environment.
Francois And Nicholas Payet
Payet jewellery tells a story, each piece drawing inspiration from hidden treasures found in the natural environment. Our designs are constantly evolving. The gallery is located in a quiet secluded location, an idyllic creative environment.
Barbara transforms wool and silk fibres into a superior Art Cloth and further into 3D forms, interior decor and wearable art. Join me for Studio demos and short Workshops.
Inspiration comes mainly from my love of Margaret River’s amazing seascapes, forests, native plants and birds.
Paring back to light, shade and colour to explore the meaning of emotional experience rather than realistic physical recognition.
Help John celebrate 50 years of handcrafting gold and silver jewellery. His iconic designs have amassed a loyal following and he’s regarded as one of Australia’s most talented, creative jewellers.
My jewellery is classic for all ages. I'm proud of my Down South Collection. I bring together Colours and Memories of special places to celebrate the connection to place.
Emily is an emerging artist from Margaret River, specialising in landscape mixed media painting. Her work is intuitive and demonstrates a deep connection with the land.
Namaya is a second generation glass artist forging his own path in flameworking borosilicate glass. Using precious metals to colour glass is his signature technique.
This exhibition “Into the Woods” invites you to enter another world of whimsical places and the Creatures who inhabit them. Spanning Sculptures, Art and Functional Ceramics.
Embracing traditional hand-skills, layering materials/textures with their tactile and sensory qualities to create the unusual surfaces so integral to her art and artist books.
Tamika's work is a celebration of the simple but transcendental beauty of our Western Australian coast, captured through the language of paint.
Naive Art that celebrates the happiness, beauty and love of our everyday lives inspired by our Iconic Beaches. Fine Art Mosaics using natural elements and glass.
The Owl and the Pussy Cat ceramics collection, an exploration of the child-like wonder that connects creatures with endearing human traits, personalities and accessories.
Capturing the ‘essence of a moment’ Julie-Ann paints Contemporary Realism. Portraits and images inspired by nature form the subject matter of her oil painting practice
This year at the Creative Nest Studio nature is represented in paintings of fish, birds, butterflies, flowers, cats, dogs and figurative paintings on paper, canvas and tin.
Discover Fi’s distinctive work celebrating the Australian bush. Painter, designer, illustrator and workshop facilitator. You’ll find, prints, art cards, homewares & originals. This year Fi is working on a children's book.
After a career in UN peacekeeping, Martine now focuses her time photographing Western Australia with a strong focus on aerial landscape, portraits, and gallery installations.
Specialising in Seascapes, Nightscapes and Infrared photography Alex sees light in a different way by using the camera as a digital brush creating painting like images.
Sarah is an abstract artist whose work is intuitive, expressive and notably recognisable for its intricate layers that depict the raw beauty of the Australian landscape.
Kiandra paints a variety of subjects with a calm palette & painterly brushwork. Her works speak of softness, observations in emotion & the beauty & banality of the everyday.
My passion for colour and imagery encourages an emotional response.Themes: water reflections, interpretive landscapes and coastal compositions, figurative, overseas locations.
Tanya is passionate about telling story through her paintings, to connect, bring hope, peace, beauty and joy to people.
At this years Open, Georgia hopes to create a body of work that includes and extends her ceramic characters and functional ware that made her such a visitor favourite in 2022.
Sensory awe interwoven with innate expressions of self and vulnerability. Intricate botanical photographs, immersive abstract prints and intuitive ink drawings.
I am inspired by nature, drawn to its patterns and colours. I love creating bright, colourful and fun pieces that bring a splash of joy to others!
Inspired by the Japanese art form of pressing flowers (Oshibana), comes this new abstract floral series by Natalie Briney.
Myles is a master potter having worked in the industry for over 35 years. Expect to see a year's worth of exciting experiments with glaze recipes. Workshops booked online.
I am a Margaret River based fluid artist creating vibrant and unique pieces of functional art and paintings using acrylics, inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds me.
Georgia Loxton Knight
Georgia is a third-generation landscape painter. Her sultry beach abstracts and large-scale waterscapes are daydreams from a thousand summer days.
I am an emerging artist with a BA Fine Arts from Curtin University. I have a variety of work including portraiture, figurative, landscape and abstract. I use oil paint and/or charcoal on canvas and board.
I'm excited about learning to throw and hand build after being surround by pottery for 30 years. Little bud vases, bowls and small platters with imprints - in our new glazes!
My work reflects the diversity of my background; precision engineering, practicality, function and design in contrast with the natural world.
Brendan Booth is a designer of an incredible range of art, furniture and homewares, giant chainsaw sculpture. Also customised cabinetry work using West Australian Hardwood and Burl feature timbers.
Nalda's glass creations are a joyful celebration of colour and design in the compelling medium that is glass. Jewellery and flower posy collections. Demos when possible.
Russell Ord is a highly acclaimed WA photographer best known for his striking surf and ocean photography and his willingness to take risks in pursuit of the perfect shot.
I like telling stories, often returning to themes in different ways. The difficult pleasure of making art is extremely satisfying.
Sky meets water - water meets land - from calm to frenzy! A never ending kaleidoscope presents opportunities to further explore what lies above, below and beyond.
My passion for art comes from my background in fashion and travel. Living on a vineyard property allows me an avenue for creativity.
Sam portrays the effects of light and colour in a scene before him. Subjects come from his immediate environment and display a playful aspect often witha touch of irreverence
In my work I try to show appreciation of nature and beauty. I capture many deep feelings in my paintings and try to pass this experience on to the viewer.
Karina is a professional artist who uses paint to celebrate the Cape to Cape Track and its trees. Her landscapes balance areas of calm with expressive marks and paint effects.
I’m interested in unity; how breeze moves leaves & light heats the ground & casts shadows. Maybe it’s all dark matter & energy seething just below the surface - the one thing.
Being in the open studios is a dream come true. I look forward to meeting the public and sharing my passion for art.
I am a self taught Artist with an eye for detail. Birds and nature are my passion and time spent studying their character and habitats is the inspiration for my paintings.
Working with glass, finding new techniques and inspiration for my work is my passion. I’m looking forward to showing my craft and my latest pieces.
Featured in our Vasse studio this year will be my traditional landscapes of the Kimberley and the South West of WA, included will also be some new experimental paintings.
Oil and gouache seascapes and landscapes from the beautiful Margaret River region, including many from my self-imposed alla prima daily painting challenge.
Exploring lots of ideas, currently working on a series of abstract landscapes, using only fingers and feathers, the brushes are shelved! Keep an eye on my socials.
Be thrilled by alchemist Gerry Reilly working molten glass into his vibrant evocative designs. Connect and wonder, choose or wander. Book Workshops online - Mondays and Tuesdays during the event.
Born out of a complete love for nature, WILD by Dani captures raw moments from behind her lens that wildlife or nature has decided to share, and expresses this through print.
CavesTimbers specialises in handcrafted hardwood designs and resin furniture focusing on unique concepts, as well as smaller creations like grazing platters & chopping boards.
To me ceramics is the ideal combination of creativity and science. I produce both functional and decorative work, and am forever inspired by my lived surroundings.
Yu-Hua's arts focus on natural textures and organic forms, aims to connect emotionally with her audience, exploring the healing potential of cooperation, nature and making.
Emily appreciates the State’s biodiversity, with the natural environment providing the subject matter for her vibrant, modern works. Discover the new outdoor installations for Open Studios '23.
Susan Usher a Margaret River-based Artist is known for her Unique Jewellery Designs, and more recently her exploration into mosaics that capture the world with whimsical flare.
Inspired by the peace, beauty and soulful energy that comes with spending time in nature, Sherrise’s artwork captures shape and colour found in our local bush and beach-scape.
My work is influenced by the magnificence of my surrounding environment as my studio is nestled between Cape Mentelle and Xanadu Vineyards. A love of gold leaf adds a new dimension to my vineyard work. I continue with my passion for Life Drawing.
Lara Louise Karpeljuk
As a multidisciplinary artist, Lara’s artworks range from loose watercolour paintings in an illustrative style over more realistic acrylic paintings to abstract artworks.
Nari is a Social Artist, passionate about exploring times of transition, as creative opportunities for growth & healing. She balances her own art practice with community work.
Peter Hill works with photography and 3D technologies. Peter's fascination for anomalies produces haunting reflections of the world around him.