CALLING all art fans.
Denman’s Brook Gallery at Small Forest Wines has a new exhibition on display – Silk and Pastels.
Created by Upper Hunter residents Barry Bryan and Elizabeth Birch, the exhibition will remain inside the Small Forest Wines cellar door until June 26.
A talented artist, Barry Bryan first began regularly painting in 1997.
He was a director of a Sydney real estate business when he almost died from Legionaires disease 19 years ago.
Therapists at Mt Wilga Private Hospital in Hornsby suggested he begin painting to assist him in the use of his hands.
A complication meant he was required to live in a compression garment, and painting could give his hands some much-needed movement.
Through this recommendation, Mr Bryan began to polish his craft, and grew to become an award-winning artist.
His range of paintings includes an eclectic mix of themes; from Hunter landscapes to flora and native birds.
As for Mrs Birch, she enjoyed making clothes and costumes for her family as they grew.
From this, she developed a love of textiles, and, at World Expo 88, her admiration of silk paintings was sparked.
CREATIVE: Barry Bryan and Elizabeth Birch with some of Elizabeth’s wall art.
She took a class in silk paintings and has not looked back since.
Mrs Birch has been creating techniques and producing free-flowing wall art and brightly coloured scarves.
For those looking for a special present for mum in the lead up to Mother’s Day, there are works from these two artists on sale at Small Forest Wines.
Or perhaps a visit to the exhibition and a wine tasting could be a gift in itself to celebrate your mother.
Brook Gallery at Small Forest Wines is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to4pm.
It is located at 5052 Jerrys Plains Road, Corner ofGolden Highway and Denman Road, Denman.
For more information, contact0429 026 622(sms preferred),visit 老域名brookgallery老域名备案老域名or find Brook Gallery on Facebook.
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