Nature’s creations

Artists Lynne Mettam, Roslyn Blackburn, Susan Hoy and Renata Wright. Picture: Emma Goodwin d426940
Artists Lynne Mettam, Roslyn Blackburn, Susan Hoy and Renata Wright. Picture: Emma Goodwin d426940

A collaboration between Roslyn Blackburn (Kingsley), Susan Hoy (Mindarie), Lynne Mettam (Kinross), Renata Wright (Clarkson) and Harry Davies (Connolly), the exhibition brings together the individual styles of each of the artists under the common theme of the natural world.

Wright, who says she paints because she cannot sing, dance or play a musical instrument, said her style was adding layer upon layer of colour to achieve a unique look.

‘I use local wildlife and people often in a stylised combination,’ she said. ‘Lynne was the ringleader for this exhibition and her idea was to get a few art friends together to hold a group exhibition where our styles and mediums were different, but also complemented each other.

‘There is an amazing array of paintings that are filled with colour, emotion, movement, local flora and fauna and abstract pieces, so there is bound to be something that will appeal to everyone.’

While all painting with their own distinct style, the more than 70 pieces that will be exhibited all show the beauty of nature and how people react with it.

Mettam said the artists always looked forward to a new exhibition. ‘It was my idea to get a few friends together willing to get out of their comfort zone in Joondalup and try Fremantle to exhibit,’ she said.

‘Little Creatures is a great venue and the staff are terrific to us artists with the huge upstairs gallery and lots of action downstairs. The point of making art is for fun, relaxation and to turn on others to see the world as another sees it.’