Two friends, Roseanne Watson and Helen Robins are exhibiting together for the first time. Their exhibition: Two Artists Two Forms is currently on display in the gallery at the Houghton Winery in the Swan Valley.
The long-time friends launched their exhibition on Saturday the 22 September. Despite the opening of the gallery clashing with the preliminary grand final footy game, more than 150 people, within the first two hours of the gallery opening, attended.
“The exhibition opening day was a wonderful display from two very talented artists, at the lovely Houghton’s Winery, showcasing friendship and diversity,” remarked Bridgette Kay of Bindoon.
Both community award winning artists met 35 years ago. Their exhibition is an expression of their friendship and shared love of the arts. The display of paintings and sculptures echoes the connection made between the landscape and themselves.
Sue Sim of Bindoon, attended the opening and said, “Roseanne’s paintings have a very calm feel which complement Helen’s dramatic sculptures.”
“Loved it!” said Ineska Yukich, of the Swan Valley, who appreciated the artists capturing their own personal, “memory of a place or a time of life,” in their artwork.
Helen is a resident of City Beach and her love of the coast has inspired her ceramics. Roseanne from Chittering has taken inspiration from the Western Australian landscape essentially that of the picturesque Chittering Valley and surrounding countryside.
Roseanne, with her husband John, has recently moved to Chittering from Gingin. John is an artisan who makes furniture from oak. The couple have plans to develop a studio/gallery to showcase their work as well the work of other Western Australian artists. Helen’s sculptures will surely be showcased with their paintings and furniture.
The exhibition runs until 7 October, 11am-4pm daily at Galley at Houghton, Houghton Wines, Swan Valley.