Art captures music and nature

Nicole Harper

Artists Nicole Harper of Gympie and Sunshine Coast’s Brian W. Jones will showcase their latest exhibitions at the Pomona Railway Gallery from 5 January to 6 February.

Nicole grew up surrounded by art and with a mother who is a successful artist. After dabbling in school, she didn’t pick up a paintbrush again until finding herself living on a remote cattle station as a wife and mother to three children. She found painting gave her a way of appreciating her landscape and provided an identity that was separate from her roles as wife, mother, school teacher, cook and other duties required of the boss’s wife.

“It wasn’t the grandiose that caught my eye to paint, it was always a simple thing like a row of trees or an open plain,” she said. “It is also the hardest thing to take something so simple and share it with others.”

Her exhibition titled Explorations will share the gallery with a collection of works by Brian W. Jones who paints under the signature WAREHAM.

Brian is best known for his nstrument art series, however this showing will include his work in traditional oils of flora and fungi, Australian forests and exotic locations of beauty and historical interest.For more informationvisit www.pomonagallery.com or Facebook.

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