It has been such a beautiful weekend. The annual Festival of Two Palettes was held once more in the Hunter region, drawing enthusiastic weekend revellers to the area as it does every year to soak up its wonderful events and atmosphere. My time was spent in the charming historical country town of Morpeth Founded in 1821, this is Australia’s second oldest river port, located on the banks of the Hunter River in the Hunter Valley, NSW, 10 minutes from Maitland, 40 minutes from Wine Country & Port Stephens blue water wonderland, and an hour and a half from Sydney.
This is where the wonderful Morpeth Gallery, the gallery who represents my work, calls home. During this event, the gallery opens its doors to artists and the public allowing us to connect with those who follow our work, for the public to meet their favourite artists and a rare opportunity to see paintings being produced first hand. For me, it is always such a privilege be a part of it, to spend my weekend painting with some of the most incredible, inspiring, warmhearted and talented people Ive ever known and could hope to work with. It is truly a privilege to be a part of the family that is the Morpeth Gallery.
‘The Gallery was originally opened by Trevor Richards and has had the privilege to feature works from famous Australian artists from all over the country such as: Ann Morton, Bill Freeman, Bret “Mon” Garling, D’Arcy W Doyle, Edward Spessot, Garry Fleming, Gordon Hanley, Graham Cox, Heidi Willis, James Hough, John Bradley, John Cornwell, John McCartin, William T Cooper, Natalie Jane Parker. Ramon Ward Thompson, John Vander, Kevin Best, Werner Filipich and more
Trevor Richards opened Morpeth Investment Art Gallery for business in 1991 as part of the Campbell’s Store Craft Centre complex, in Morpeth’s main cobblestone lined street. Since then it has doubled in size twice, and is located adjacent to Campbell’s Store. Morpeth Gallery now comprises a Landscape/Still Life wing and a Wildlife wing, each featuring 150 original paintings on the wall at any one time, with a third section dedicated to Giclee limited edition & open edition prints and other giftware such as greeting cards, children’s books, illustrated books, mugs, coasters & snack trays featuring the work of the artists represented at the gallery.
For twenty years the gallery has specialized in selling only Traditional Australian Art – landscapes, seascapes & wildlife, by many of Australia’s most renowned artists. The artists invited to exhibit their works at the gallery are all professional, dedicated artists & they must be published artists, or be an artist who has the potential to be published in many ways. Art is not a hobby for these artists, it’s a business’
Thank you to all who came along!