Delicate strokes

40th Birthday
40th Birthday

‘The Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society are celebrating their 40th birthday year so I am very honoured to have been chosen for the featured artist in their September exhibition,’ Heilbronn said.

Born in Cape Town, the accomplished artist studied ceramics in the 1980s and later explored other mediums.

‘Whilst decorating my ceramic pieces, I discovered and became drawn to the whole concept of ancient Asian brush strokes,’ she said.

‘I began using them creating these delicate ink markings on my rustic clay pieces and this led to breaking ground into the exciting world of Chinese brushstrokes on rice paper.’

Since discovering her love of Chinese brushstrokes, Heilbronn has travelled extensively through China and won the WA Society of Arts’ prestigious Victor Felstead Award in 2013 for the best overall exhibition entry.

‘I paint for the purpose of the spiritual and emotional journey,’ she said.

One of Heilbronn’s newest works, Strelitzia Reginae, can be won as a door prize at the Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society’s upcoming exhibition September 13 to 14, 9am-5pm.

‘The value of the watercolour is estimated at $500, a lucky raffle ticket will determine the new owner and the winner will be notified,’ she said.

Opening night will be on September 12 at Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club, at 7pm.