An eye for a view of birds

Artist Sophia Williams with some of her bright and colourful paintings of the birds she has come to love near her home in Mandurah. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d409527
Artist Sophia Williams with some of her bright and colourful paintings of the birds she has come to love near her home in Mandurah. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d409527

Her exhibition Manjar Waters delves into the bird life she has come to love around her Mandurah home and how she feels about their environments being destroyed.

‘I’ve been living in Mandurah for six years now and I have always admired the bird life, but after some years I discovered that their environments were slowly disappearing with wetlands becoming land for housing,’ she said.

‘I decided if I were to paint the birds as I’d dreamt of for years, I should do it now before the scenery changed beyond the beauty I saw.’

Williams said her love for art came from creating things she could see, feel, imagine or photographed and she loved the creativity that blossomed when she was able to create her artwork.

She said the exhibition came from her passion for the environment and wildlife and she hoped to get people to think more about how humans affect local wildlife.

‘My exhibition is birdlife going about their normal day and most of the paintings feature a bird of some sort,’ she said.

‘I have aimed to paint it sunny and colourful, with personality, representing Mandurah as I see it.

‘I hope visitors experience the freedom the birds feel in each painting and I hope it makes them feel inspired by nature.’

Manjar Waters is exhibiting at Early Works Gallery, South Fremantle from November 2 to 10.