THE Cumquat Tree has always tried to support local talent with much of its range of homewares, gifts, pamper and fashion range being Australian designed and made.
Starting this month, The Cumquat Tree is taking it to the next level, inviting local artists to take their work to a wider audience, exhibiting and selling their work in the new store at Mandurah Forum.
Owner Joanne Thomas said she wanted to find a way to connect the local community with the home wares in store.
“Each featured artist will be carefully chosen to blend perfectly with our products, enabling customers to get the impression of how they can style their home with the original artwork they take home with them,’’ she said.
The new move will allow customers to access original artwork direct from WA artists.
The first artists whose work will be on sale include Candice Green-Booth, an animal enthusiast from Secret Harbour, illustration style linear artist Natasja Reicheld from Madora Bay and Bicton-based abstract artists Sharee English and Liz Mumtaz.
Green-Booth has dedicated the past three years to charity projects, founding The Little Trunks project, a non-profit organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and releases orphaned elephants back into the wild in Zambia.
Oil painter Reicheld has won many awards for graphic art and her abstract style graces some of Perth’s most beautiful homes.
New artists will be featured monthly.
To apply, fill out a contact form at www.thecumquarttree.com/art.