Painter, potter and photographer create new exhibition

Photographer Jane Howie.

A photographer has joined forces with a painter/ potter to create a new exhibition opening at the Pomona Railway Station Gallery on 6 April.

Aged Beauty and Brushed Expressions is the title of an exhibition which combines the works of photographer, Jane Howie, and painter/potter, Mandy Smith.

The title reflects both their different, but complementary work.

Aged Beauty celebrates the world Jane finds with her camera in old foliage, pods and flowers gathered from the ground that, even though, well past their perfection, reveal beauty.

Brushed Expressions refers to Mandy’s painted expressions, using her brushes and clay, which reflect her sense of humour and observations of life.

Jane‘s photographic art of Aged Beauty images earned her a Platinum Level Award with the Australian Photographic Society’s Conceptual Group. She also has included in this exhibition some other creative photographic work she is currently working on.

Jane has a Diploma in Digital Imaging, was inspired by her father, and started photography to capture images of her children.

Today she works as a wedding and lifestyle photographer through her business, Howie Images.

Mandy’s acrylics on canvas reflect her wonderful eye for colour and inspiration for nature from the forests that surround her home.

Her pottery characters are quirky.

Mandy has been an artist for over 30 years and has exhibited and sold her paintings and pottery in various galleries and shops as well as commissioned works through her gallery, Kondalilla Pottery.

Jane and Mandy’s exhibition was opened by Pomona Railway Station Gallery president, Ron Collins, at 11am on Saturday 6 April.

The exhibition in The Carriage Room at The Gallery, will continue until Wednesday 1 May.

The volunteer-run Pomona Railway Station Gallery is at 10 Station St, Pomona. Opening hours are 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday; 10am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday.