Exhibition – Sprinkles of Life – 11-21 April 2017

The exhibiting artists in the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ Exhibition

  • Dawn Vermeulen,
  • David Hall,
  • Sue Curry and
  • Rhonda Hickey

are inspired by the everyday things we see around us, land and seascapes, portraits, flowers and other areas of personal interest. Visit JAG and enjoy the broad selection of brightly colored artworks on display, created in water color and pastel.

We encourage you to scroll down the page to view some samples of their art.

About the Artists

Rhonda Hickey

I grew up in NZ and have loved art all my life. I have no formal training but always did pencil drawings and sketches. After moving to Perth, I initially started with acrylics in 1995, eventually leading into watercolour some years later with Cassie Gartner who set me on my way in 2003. I’m always learning about watercolour and will be for some time to come I think…. I love painting the sea and beach scenes, people, flowers and landscape. I love the way watercolour can bring life into an otherwise plain scene. I regularly exhibit in Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society, Joondalup City exhibition. My biggest inspirations have been from attending workshops with Greg Allen and John Lovett recently. I have learnt from Lucy Papalia and Renata Wright and was accepted into the Watercolour Society in 2015. I work full time so painting is squeezed in on the weekends. Fun fun fun.. Commissions are welcome.

  • 2015 1st prize Wanneroo Agricultural Centre – Watercolour painting
  • 2016 1st prize Wanneroo Agricultural Centre – Watercolour painting

Dawn Vermeulen

Dawn has enjoyed drawing since her school days. She has always been attracted to watercolour painting, and determined some 15 years ago to learn this medium. She attended classes for a number of years, and is now enjoying developing her own style.
Dawn has only exhibited a couple of times – in a student exhibition at Joondalup Art Gallery (formerly Blender), and at the 2016 Joondalup Community Art Exhibition. Her next goal is to widen her exhibition experience.
Dawn enjoys recreating a variety of subjects, from landscapes to portraits, floral to figurative. She is intending to explore a more abstract treatment as her next challenge.

David Hall

I have been painting watercolours for over four years as a hobby, which I took up as a retiree. I was taught all about the process by a wonderful teacher, Renata Wright at the Joondalup Art Gallery. She helped me to discover what a rewarding and challenging art form this is.
Wet paint on wet paper is a great unknown and very exciting.
I have a great love of seascapes and skyscapes; I love the drama that these paintings can portray though I do paint a number of different subjects.

Sue Curry

I came to Australia in January 2010 for a life change and an adventure. My children Ben and Sarah had grown up and left home and I was ready for a change, so I came over to be with Dave, who is now my husband. I return to England regularly for my ‘family fix’, but love my new life out here.

Having originally trained to teach Needlework in the 70’s, I later retrained to teach Design & Technology (specialising in Graphics) and taught this and art in England for many years.

When I arrived in Australia I was glad to experience relief teaching in a variety of schools, but was even more delighted to get my current position at St, Mark’s as a teacher of Visual Arts with a little bit of D & T.

My hobbies include sewing, knitting, crocheting, water colour painting, glasswork, including jewellery making and stain glass panels, mosaics, gardening, swimming and cycling.

Having more time on my hands now I’m no longer a full time parent and just a part time teacher enables me to pursue my passion for painting.

I am happy to take commissions for portraits from photographs. These make lovely gifts for special occasions – my family often receive paintings of themselves or their animals for birthdays and Christmas presents.

Samples of Art

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