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 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.

Penelope will be adding kids holiday workshops to her repertoire starting from April  2018 at Bellbird Studios. On offer for 2018 will be the following classes that will run on set days from 10 till 4pm at a cost of $140 (all art materials provided).

Plein Air: Inspired by Nature (suit 13 to 15 yr age group)

Dragon Masks: (suit under 13 yrs age group)

Contemporary Painting Approaches: (suit 14 yrs upwards)

Any enquiries can be made via my email or contact number listed. Limit of 8 students per class.


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.

Open ONLY Sunday 24th April for Open Studio Weekend 2016  more...

small1418262980.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.


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.

Leanne will have Trail member Lesley George in her Studio this weekend with her Jewellery and Painting for sale  more...

small1461208760.jpg Lesley George - Aussie Bushnut Bling and Artworks

**Please Note: Lesley will be at Trail member Leanne Jones studio with her jewellery and paintings for sale on the Open Weekend**

Lesley is a retired Graphic Designer with a long held love of colour and design. She has worked both in Australia and overseas but has recently branched out into making her unique jewellery, aptly called “Aussie Bushnut Bling”.

She also paints and makes traditional jewellery and would greatly appreciate anyone contacting her if they would like to see her work.

Visitors welcome by appointment.   more...

small1479102306.jpg Sharon L Baker

Sharon is a mixed media artist with a lifetime experience in all kinds of arts and crafts who now works predominantly in acrylics and collage canvas art, altered books and journal making. In her upstairs studio in lovely historic Wilberforce overlooking the valley she is inspired to create art pieces that reflect her love of nature, ancient symbolism/cultures and the evolution of design. Sharon is also an art facilitator and mentor and loves providing space and opportunity for others to discover their own unique creativity in group workshops, art classes & individual tutoring in mixed media & layered art. For details on her latest creative events click through to her website.


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...

small1502777276.jpg Studio Bokeh - Nikkola Berrington

Surrounded by trees and sandstone, Studio Bokeh showcases the work of Nikkola Berrington who's work ranges from macro to landscapes, portrait to botanical, still life to wild life and more.

She has a new collection 'Tales of London, Amsterdam & Paris' that explores the secrets of architectural design of London, Paris and Amsterdam through the lens. Stage 1 of this series will be released for the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisan Trail September 2017.
With her previous popular series 'Queenstown & Surrounds 1' and 'Whispers of Ebenezer' still available for viewing upon request.

Fellow member Sue Green will have her stunning felt work displayed at Studio Bokeh for the Open Weekend. Gloriously soft & luxurious rovings in alpaca, merino & silk available for sale. Sue's work is a must see with her stunning wearables and adorable fairies & angels to name a few.

Guest artist, Deidre Marie will also be exhibiting during the Open Studio Weekend, Deidre's work will enage all your senses with its colour, vibrancy and depth. Her art works include acrylic, print work & mixed media.

Come for a visit, meet Nikkola, Sue & Deidre Marie and enrich your life with photography, art & felting!



small1406525165.jpg Susan Green - Maple Lodge Alpacas

Bringing felting into the 21st Century, using an orbital sander. Classes in felting held regularly by award winning felting artist, Sue Green. Gloriously soft & luxurious rovings in alpaca, merino and silk, as well as blends of all of these are available for sale. Blends and colours can be made to order in art batts as required. We also have whole fleeces shorn from our alpacas for sale.Sumptuous alpaca yarn available in a wonderful range of colours and weights. 5m & 10m skeins of embellishing yarn, tussah and mulberry silk, silk hankies and throwsters waste can be purchased to add your own amazing touches to your spinning, felting or paper craft creations. Alpaca Pooh Teabags - the best fertiliser you have ever used will also be for sale. Come and watch a felted artwork in the "making" during the Trail. Fairies, angels, princesses and princes now added to the collection, as well as glorious pure silk scarves.

Sue Green will be hosted at Studio Bokeh for this years Open Studio weekend. Head on over to Studio Bokeh to see Sue's stunning felt art. Nikkola Berrington & Deidre Marie will be there to greet you and show you around! Open 10am - 4pm 26th & 27th August.   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...

small1399558286.jpg Wayne Wagstaff

Wayne is a qualified blacksmith through Richmond TAFE but holds dear the Blacksmith traditions of old. His work covers from very small & petite, through to large & bold, whilst combining mainly traditional methods with some modern practices. Each piece created by Wayne is a Fusion of Form and Function. We provide a working Blacksmith display set in an original Blacksmith shed at The Australiana Pioneer Village, Wilberforce, NSW. Demonstrating most Sundays, please call the Village to confirm demonstrations are running. Phone: 02 4575 1777. For the Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail on the 22nd / 23rd and 29th / 30th August 2015, we will be selling our products and demonstrating the Blacksmith craft at Taryn Malzard's "The Old School House" Studio - 116 Grose Wold Road Grose Wold NSW - 02 4572 2505.  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...