Art Studios

Many of our Artist's and Artisan's studios are attached to their galleries and are open to the public at specific times or by appointment. Some also teach in their studios. You get a special insight for the artist and their work when you can see first hand where and under what conditions they paint or sketch. Selecting with and buying art direct from the artist in their studio/gallery is a thrill and rarity you can experience in the Hawkesbury. Check for open weekends and times on our website or call to make an appointment.



small1399276273.jpg Penelope & Darren Oates - Bellbird Studios

Penelope is an award winning, represented contemporary artist who specializes in creating works on different shaped timber boards including her curved freestanding table art and curved wall art. She also works on different sized canvasses and is happy to do commission work. You can visit her webist or instagram account for further images of her style.  Visit www.penelopoatesart.com

Penelope Oates B.A of Fine Arts COFA, B.A. Of Dramatic Art in Design (NIDA), Diploma of Education UWS.

Gallery representation: The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral ,

Gallery 503, Balmain,

KAB Gallery Terrigal

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small1455758813.jpg James Fletcher

James started blowing glass in 1982. Glass is durable but fragile, cool and smooth to the touch, alive with light and colour. He enjoys working with colours and designs. James finds it most rewarding to turn a creative thought into a unique piece of art.

James' beautiful hand blown glass is on display and for sale at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery. Deerubbin Centre (1st floor) 300 George Street, Windsor. Check on Google for Gallery opening times.

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small1528802185.jpg Jeanette Starr - Little River Art Studio

Jeanette is well known for her love of horses and her beloved subjects are never too far away. Jeanette loves painting all animals and portraits alike and is happy to do commissions.  Drawing and painting in various mediums but particularly loves working in oils, acrylics, inks and Charcoal. Little River Studios is set on a unique and Historical Horse stud where she holds frequent workshops with herself and other tutors throughout the year.  Also exhibiting a variety of Artworks by Australian Artists.

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small1418097289.jpg Leanne Jones - Mellow Crest Studio

Leanne's studio is a delightful environment for visitors to discover award winning, contemporary watercolour paintings.

Her vibrant paintings address qualities of transparency yet are marked by a strong use of colour and cover a wide variety of subjects and styles. Watercolours and Mixed Media are favourites of Leanne's, along with abstraction and Charcoal drawings.

If you have a long held dream of learning how to Draw and Paint, then please contact Leanne, so you can explore your creative side, learning to paint in Watercolours for beginner to advanced students.

Leanne teaches Art classes in watercolour and drawing for young to mature age students, beginner to advanced. Leanne's Adults Art Classes for beginners to advanced are on Wednesdays 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Also on Thursdays 10.30am to 12.30pm. Childrens after School Art Classes are held on Thursdays 4.00pm to 5.30pm. Leanne offers demonstrations and workshops in traditional and contemporary Watercolours, Mixed Media, Pen and Ink and Drawing. Commissions welcome.

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small1527563118.jpg Nikkola Berrington - Studio Bokeh

* Please note that Studio Bokeh will NOT be open for the 2018 Art Trail Open Weekend. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Nikkola will be exhibiting her photography from fellow trail member Taryn Malzards 'Old School House' Studio, 116 Grose Wold Road, Grose Wold.

Nikkola will have selected pieces from her last 3 series on display at the Old School House Studio, including her popular canvas prints from her most recent Europe travels.

Head on over and say 'hi' to Nikkola & Taryn would love to see you!

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small1307709997.jpg Sophie Evangelidis

From seascapes to mountains scenes, still life and vibrant flowers, Sophie enjoys working with most subjects and uses oil paint, water colour and pastels. The beautiful Hawkesbury inspires her to paint local waterways and farm scenes. Sophie’s paintings can be seen exhibited in local and regional exhibitions and shows.  more...


21_small1246604147.jpg Taryn Malzard - 'The Old Schoolhouse'

Taryn's award winning pastel artworks are notorious for their vast subject matter, vitality and realism. Her love of portraiture and the exploration of capturing character and personality gives her portrait work a life of their own. Taryn teaches regular term and workshop classes and welcomes new students of any level of ability.  more...


small1485824554.jpg Yvonne West - Studio 46

Yvonne has travelled widely in Australia and Overseas in order to create paintings of great variety of colour and design. Her art includes traditional landscapes in oils, acrylics and watercolours through to flora and fauna in Watercolour, Pastels and Acrylics. She also produces contemporary abstract pieces in mixed media. She has won many awards the most prestigious award was second prize at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with her piece "Still Life with Dancers" in 2012. Commissions welcome!  more...