The Hamlets is also home and inspiration for an impressive enclave of artists, craftspeople and boutique retailers. Their works and wares are on display and available for purchase at a number of small galleries, markets and retail outlets scattered across the region.
The High Country Hamlets are rich with practical and artistic folk, offering airy and generous country hospitality.
BRUCE NOEL GRIFFITHS WATERCOLOURS
Bruce is a prize-winning artist, teacher, exhibitor & increasingly sought after for commissions, workshops & as demonstrator of watercolour fine art. Bruce’s paints Traditional Realism. After multiple prize credits, 8 solo exhibitions, numerous joint exhibitions & 17 years of crafting his style & direction, he looks to share through teaching, exhibitions & commissions. He continues to look at new frontiers while paying homage to his learned images of Australia, the sea, city & his beloved landscapes. Bruce has works on display in Toowoomba’s Met Gallery & the Gold Coast. Studio By Appointment Kleinton, QLD
Phone 0403 346 229
CROWS NEST COMMUNITY ARTS & CRAFTS
Wheelchair friendly shop showcasing locally produced art works, woodwork, quirky garden accessories and handmade homewares and giftware. Home of the annual lnStudio Art Trail. Friendly volunteers. Situated between Baileys Hardware and High Country Vets opposite the park.
18 William Street, Crows Nest, QLD
Phone 0457 033 919
HAND PAINTED SILKS BY LYNDA
Beautiful Silk Creations and Experiences
Studio and mobile workshops, special events, markets, school sessions, fund raisers, ladies days and retreats.
Her free flowing approach using vibrant colours is suitable for both beginners and seasoned artists. Ring Lynda to book a workshop, order a custom made piece, or make a purchase from her stock.
Join her Facebook group for dates of workshops and events.
Crows Nest, QLD
Phone 0405 182 416
HIGH LIGHT ART GALLERY
Just a short distance off the highway at Hampton, the rustic High Light Art Gallery and working studio features the oil paintings of resident artist Bruce Rodger. Bruce captures images of the beautiful Darling Downs and ranges in both realistic and impressionistic styles.
Davidson Lane, Hampton QLD
Art Work for Sale by appointment. Gallery opens most Sundays
Phone 0412 323 443
JENIE FAWCKNER ART
A creative & rural upbringing has created an ongoing fixation with the colour, composition & natural beauty of the Australian Landscape. This has proved to be a very strong base for the subject treatment in all of my work.
I am consistently drawn to the freedom of mark making & love of texture & use this as an approach to form a large part of the artistic process in both my printmaking & painting. To take a simple or insignificant scene from my natural surroundings & present it artistically in a way that gives it relevance & appeal teaches me to stop & appreciate every little aspect of nature. My joy is in the creativity.....my endeavour is to share it.
MARGARET SHAW MOSAICS
Margaret is a mosaic art and sculptor who uses both her creativity and practical skills to develop bespoke mosaic wall hangings and garden sculpture. She works across a number of media including china, glass, marble, steel and stone (particularly slate). Her works are in private collections in Australia and overseas.
Art work for sale by appointment
Phone 0466 564 241
ROSS SMITH ART
Ross draws what he knows and loves, and this packs a powerful dimension to his work. His exhibitions capture the rapidly fading rural scene while narrating tales from our past - ramshackle farm buildings, stately homes, rusting agricultural machinery, much loved horses and working dogs. Ross’s work is remarkable for his patient attention to detail which provides him with a lot of personal satisfaction. Ross has his studio in the grounds of his home, the historic “Argyle Homestead” near Toowoomba.
By appointment: Argyle Homestead, New England Hwy, Geham QLD
For Commissions and Inquiries
Phone 07 46 966301