Meet the Artists
Jim has been a painter and sculptor for over 25 years. Essentially self-taught, his primary influence is the forms and colours of the natural world and how they can be abstracted. He has had 7 solo shows as a sculptor and 8 joint or group exhibitions. Of late his interest has turned to drawing and documenting the native bees of Australia, with the help of his grand daughter, Romy.
Laura is a local Cairns artist/designer who draws inspiration from the slithering, crawling, flying and swimming creatures from her adventures abroad and the tropics a little closer to home. When she isn’t sketching a dramatic llama or an ocular octopus at home she can be found swing dancing in the streets, travelling the coasts or listening to stories of strangers.
Charlotte lived in Cairns until her recent death, aged 99 years. She was originally from Germany and spent many years in Africa. She came to Australia with her husband and children in 1958.
Charlotte always loved recording the fauna and flora where she lived and while in Africa, she painted the local butterflies. In Australia, she painted the local flora and always appreciated botanical drawings and art. Charlotte was Clare’s grandmother and Romy’s great grandmother!
A Cairns local who finds solace in rock hopping. Loves all things skeletal, anatomy and tattoo art. I met a stranger on social media with a mutual love of hiking. It’s amazing the depth of conversation you can have with someone, while walking for several hours. She told me her father was a famous artist and one day decided that she would try it. The lovely lady said that anyone can be an artist. Something resonated with this, so I started sketching this year. Currently I’m exploring charcoal and shading with darker interpretation. I pencil whatever comes to mind, or just enough so my niece’s colouring obsessions are satisfied. I’m looking forward to contributing and supporting Winterling.