Artist ready for auction action: St Mark’s Art Exhibition

Peter Ryan with his painting Kimberley Kip.
Peter Ryan with his painting Kimberley Kip.

MULLALOO painter Peter Ryan will be one of five guest artists at this weekend’s St Mark’s Art Exhibition in Hillarys.

Ryan, who specialises in oil paintings and pencil drawings, said he would be selling seven original works and auctioning another at the exhibition run by St Mark’s Anglican Community School.

With a background in animation and scriptwriting, Ryan’s artwork features vivid landscapes with quirky characters.

“I like to create art that everyone can enjoy for different reasons, whether it is the colours, the subject matter, or the fact that it just makes them smile, I’m glad I can bring that into people’s homes,” he said.

“I’ll be selling seven new originals, plus an auction piece, plus I will be selling a range of prints from the small ones to the large framed ones.

“The Kimberley Kip (painting) will be one of the paintings sold in the St Mark’s exhibition.”

Having enjoyed art and cartoon drawing from an early age, Ryan started his company, Tail Art, in 2010.

Marking the school’s 30th anniversary, the annual exhibition will also feature works from guest landscape artists John Pearson, Bronwen Newbury and Catherine Charnaud as well as glass artist Laurie Fossier-Mills.

The annual St Mark’s Art Exhibition will open on Friday with a ticketed event, with acoustic music from past students Jakeb and Matt Wells and a live auction. The community exhibition will include work by more than 80 artists in Ken Fairfield Hall on St Marks Drive.

It will be open to the general public for gold coin donation on October 10 and 11 from 10am to 4pm. For more, find ‘St Mark’s Annual Art Show’ on Facebook.