East has used her love of art and her position as an arts teacher to put together an exhibition at Little Creatures that includes work from both herself and some of her younger Picassos.
Discover is an exhibition made up of a combination of mixed media and paintings and East said the pieces would be as diverse and unique as the artists.
‘I have asked a few students to put in some work to encourage all to draw paint and to show how art allows the discovery of ourselves,’ she said.
‘You get a feeling of fulfilment when you’re drawing or painting through losing yourself in the art and there is no other expression like it.’
She said she hoped the exhibition would be an ‘inspiring and uplifting’ experience for both those involved and those viewing the pieces.
‘If a painting resonates with you, you can get so much from it, emotionally or mentally,’ she said.
‘It can even motivate you and take you to a higher place of beauty.
‘Creativity is good for us, to take ourselves out of our mundane and busy lives and to lift ourselves to a fun, sometimes imaginary place.
Discover is exhibiting at Little Creatures in Fremantle from April 4 until May 1.