A showcase of local art

Beth Byrne with one of her acrylic landscape paintings.
Beth Byrne with one of her acrylic landscape paintings.

Two artists being featured at the Wherrol Flat Country Town Afternoon Outing and Car Boot Sale are Beth Byrne and Andrew Rommelse.

The event takes place on November 22 at the Wherrol Flat Tennis Courts and is an opportunity for local artists to not only showcase their work but for locals to purchase it too.

Hannam Vale painter Beth Byrne has been painting for many years and has enjoyed previously showing her work at Art in the Vale at Hannam Vale Hall.

Her work was much admired and Beth now does mainly commissioned paintings.

Beth has become a familiar face around Wingham in recent years after becoming the manager of the new Wingham Lifeline Shop.

As well as her passion for recycling, Beth has a passion for art and loves to get into that zone when working on a piece.

Her work leans more towards the landscapes and farm animals that surround her.

Beth says she paints mostly with acrylics but loves to dabble in other mediums.

Photographer Andrew Rommelse is relatively new in the area and is looking forward to becoming more involved in the community.

He is looking forward to showing his photographic work at the Wherrol Flat open day.

Andy's mixture of subjects range from abstract images to landscapes, industrial and portraits.

"I think this area is stunning, and the help and support from all members of the community in the past months has been amazing," Andy said.

Andy is particularly looking forward to this event as it will be the first time he has shown his prints.

He is grateful to the organisers for offering an opportunity to local artists.

"I hope it will be beneficial to any other artists and creatives in the area as it gives a platform and an ongoing venue for future functions for the whole community," he said.

Local artists interested in showcasing at the event can email Dave Sullings at sullsdj5@gmail.com