FIVE friends ranging from highly acclaimed artists to amateurs will have their work displayed in the Swan Valley in September.
Well-known local artist Gilly Huber, along with fellow Basker-ville Art Group members Gina Wade, Lynette Maisey, Val Long and Jean Trew, will show off their work at the September Splash exhibition at Houghton Wines.
Mentor of the group and long-time artist Huber is no stranger to exhibitions, having won awards such as best in show and people’s choice award at The Spirit of the Thoroughbred in 2014.
The Vines resident has also had numerous features in the Australian Artist Magazine, as well as an article in a forthcoming edition of Artist’s Palette Magazine.
“I’ve been painting my whole life since I was a little girl,” she said.
“It wasn’t until I retired in 2000 that I could really get into it passionately.
“I was mad on horses but I couldn’t have one, so I drew them instead.”
A lover of pastel work, Huber said it was rewarding to see newest artist and first-time exhibitor Maisey develop.
“I’m not a qualified teacher, but when someone like Lynette comes along and is just like a sponge and absorbs everything I show her, it’s fantastic,” she said.
“I’m so proud of her.”
Maisey said she was looking forward to showing off her work alongside talented artists and friends.
“I’ve always been interesting in painting, but I probably started getting serious about two years ago when I joined the art group,” the Baskerville resident said.
“I’ve developed and improved a lot under Gilly and gone from average to above average, I hope.
“I’m excited for it.”
Folk art and china painting lover Gina Wade said she was looking forward to the exhibition.
“Houghton Wines is such a beautiful location,” the Brigadoon resident said.
“There will be at least one of us there every day.
“I really enjoy exhibitions because I love talking to people.”
The artists will have about 12 pieces on display each, ranging from $100 up to over $1000.
The exhibition runs from August 31 to September 26 from 10am to 4pm at The Moondyne Galley, Houghton Wines, 148 Dale Road, Middle Swan.
Entry is free.