Collaboration of colour

Artists (from left) Philomena Masters, Francis Dennis and Derek Newton. Right: Artist Sarah-Jane Marchant with one of her Kimberley paintings.
Artists (from left) Philomena Masters, Francis Dennis and Derek Newton. Right: Artist Sarah-Jane Marchant with one of her Kimberley paintings.

Wanneroo glass and mosaic artist Philomena Masters co-ordinated the Colour My World exhibition, currently on show at Houghton’s Winery in Middle Swan.

Masters said the group would give part proceeds and the gold coin entry donations to the Claassen Institute of Psychiatry.

‘In addition many of the ducks from our ‘Decorate a Duck for Depression’ project will be on display at the winery,’ she said.

‘An auction of ducks is planned for late April with 100 per cent of the proceeds also going to the Claassen Institute.’

Masters said she was first introduced to art by an art therapist while in Joondalup Hospital in 1997, where she was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder after suffering minor strokes and a mental breakdown.

Another Wanneroo artist, Derek Newton, has his delicate watercolour paintings on display in the exhibition, as does Sarah Jane Marchant from Two Rocks, who is known for her Kimberley paintings that feature boab trees, red dirt and spinifex.

‘She is inspired by the vibrant colours and textures of the alien landscape of the Outback,’ Masters said.

Greenwood painter and sculptor Frances Dennis has included works inspired by the Australian landscape.

Similarly, Carol Rowling (from East Perth) has created abstract paintings inspired by Australian landscapes, while Janet Pfeiffer (Stirling) uses mixed media to create pieces with religious and spiritual themes.