LAURA WHITE | 8-29 April

LAURA WHITE | Still | 8-29 April 2017

Exhibition Opening Saturday 15 April 2-4 pm

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Laura White is an Australian realist artist specialising in still life and nature-inspired oil paintings.   Originally from Argentina, White moved to Australia as a child.   Her paintings illustrate vivid images of clarity and life-like quality which subsequently necessitate the need for considerable observation of the brush work. Her love for both food and the garden greatly influences the realist and botanical subject matters which she prefers. White employs the ‘flemish’ techniques of the Dutch Masters and uses multiple layering methods and translucent glazes to achieve depth and texture in her work. Her main motivation is to portray the inherent beauty she sees in everyday life, capturing colour, light and texture to produce artworks that speak to the senses.

After an unfulfilling period studying interior design, White’s first steps in oil painting were largely self-guided and driven by curiosity and experimentation, after which she began studying at Petruccelli Art Studio in 2015 in Upper Beaconsfield. Here, where she began developing the depth of her creative license. White now paints full time from her studio in Berwick, providing work to exhibit both locally and interstate with subsequent sales being made both within Australia and internationally.

“I am inspired by the everyday items usually taken for granted.  My aim is to engage the viewer not only with their sense of sight, but also that of touch, taste and smell. Since starting to paint, I find myself “looking” at things with a greater intensity; truly looking at the colours, textures, contrasts, reflections and hues. I hope that by capturing this, I force the individual to stop and take a minute to see things through my eyes.  This is what I strive to share with my viewer.”

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Still Life Sunday Arvo 60x60cm




An Oriental Mood 60x60cm (2)



Magnolia and lemons 50x60cm



Persimmons on cloth 60x50cm



Pomegranates on china 60x50mcm



French jug and pears 60x50cm-1



Roses in Crystal 50x60cm




3-15 March ’17

BIRD’S GALLERY is proudly supporting Kew Community Festival this year and is hosting an art exhibition profiling Kew’s oldest residents through portraits, painted by skilled teenage artists from Kew High School, Xavier College and Genazzano FCJ College. Presented in association with Birds Gallery and Millennium Aged Care. This event is organised by Kew Community Festival.

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Andris Miezis is a full time artist based in Lithuania.
Andrius has started exhibiting his paintings in 1992.
Since then he has held many  solo exhibition in Lithuania
and participated at many  international group exhibitions
in Denmark, Finland, Chicago, Georgia, Ireland, Latvia.

Gera diena ir nieko daugiau (Good day and nothing more) 90x70cm 2016m.600 eur
 ”Good Day and Nothing More ”
90 x 70 cm acrylics on canvas


liksi pas mane net jei isskrisi pauksteliu 90 x 70 2015
 ”Turn into the bird and be mine forever”
90 x 70 cm | acrylics on canvas SOLD


Dangiškosios apsaugos tarnautojas 90x70 cm 2016 m
Divine Security Employee
90 x 70 cm| acrylics on canvas


Šypsena tarp žiedų90x70cm2016m
  A Smile Amidst the Blossoms
90 x 70 cm | acrylics on canvas


Nu laba diena... 90x70cm2016m
90 x 70 cm | acrylics on canvas


RICH BITCH 90x70cm 2016m.600 eur
“Rich Bitch” 90 x 70 cm acrylics on canvas


Andrius miezis. A colourful personality 130 x 90 cm
A Colourful Personality 90 x 70 cm
acrylics on canvas


Stebint kasdienybę 90x70cm 2016m.  500 eur

“Observing the Mundane” 90 x 70 cm
acrylics on canvas


Susiimk save į rankas ir prisipažink 90x70cm2016m. 600 eur
“Pull Yourself Together” 90 x 70 cm
acrylics on canvas


SALLY STOKES paintings 4-25 February

SALLY STOKES | Moods of the River | 4-25 February 2017 
Exhibition Opening Saturday 4th February 2-4 pm.
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“The river calls me, with its ever changing lights, its unpredictable streams of colour across its surface, the weather reflected in its long history in the trees the rocks and the changes they reflect. The mud flats, where the tides show their continuity and the underworld. The crab sounds,the fish jump, the birds fly and land.Splash! Another pattern to observe.Rain falls as I glide a canoe, a pattern of dots. Clouds cover the sun, water changes colour. A boat that passed ten minutes before leaves a track on the water.

Middens line the foreshore: people have lived and loved and died in this area for generations and generations. The patterns: in the water, in the varied shaped hills that line this river, the sky, in the trees and rocks within the hills. The textures of different trees, angophoras, banksias and rocks and grasses, and the ever moving skies all move me inside the experience and then beyond.” Sally Stokes


Elisabeth Cummings talk at Sally Stokes Opening: “It’s all about the colour”

It is a great pleasure to walk into this space and experience the vibrancy of Sally’s paintings. “It’s all about the colour”- Sally sees colour in a unique way in the landscapes she loves. She is a risk taker with colour- I delighted in the surprises- often she will juxtapose a jangle of colours against the open and quieter spaces. She finds the links between the large forms and the calligraphy that interrupts them. The paintings have many moods- they can be playful and light hearted- they can be more sombre and reflective. They are subtle and raw at the same time and each painting deserves one’s full attention. Fairweather said “Painting to me is quiet a mystery- I just work at it” and “Painting to me is something of a tightrope act, it is between representation and the other thing- whatever that is.” I’m sure Sally would agree with him. As Tony suggests- painting is a form of meditation and Sally has spent time in the landscapes that engage her meditating, sometimes through the many drawings she does and then again alone in the studio immersing herself in the translations of what she has seen. It is 10 years since Sally last showed in a gallery. She has been drawing and painting steadily over these 10 years and the paintings shown here are just a fraction of what she has produced. Thank you Tony for making this happen. May there be many more shows. These paintings lift the spirits. They are alive. Thank you Sally.

SallyStokes newspaper


Stokes 'Beyond the pattern' oil on linen 76x102cm
  “Beyond the Pattern” oil on linen | 76 x 102 cm


Stokes 'And the island moves' oil on linen  92x92cm
“And the Island Moves” oil on linen | 92 x 92 cm


Stokes 'Hills to the river' oil on linen 76x102cm
 ”Hills to the River” oil on linen | 76 x 102 cm


Stokes 'Snake Island' oil on linen 100x100cm
 ”Snake Island”  oil on linen | 100 x 100 cm


Stokes 'the conversation' oil on linen 51x61cm
 ”The Conversation” oil on linen | 51 x 61 cm


Stokes 'Within the mark' oil on linen 76x102cm
 ”Within The Mark” oil on linen | 76 x 102 cm

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BIRDHAUS group exhibition

BIRDHAUS 26 November-17 December 2016
Exhibition Opening Saturday 26 November 2-4 pm
Please join us for opening drinks. All are very welcome!
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BIRDHAUS it is a group exhibition featuring  the theme of birds and their surroundings in
variety of artistic mediums-printmaking,drawing, paintings & sculpture.


Josh McCrimmon. lightbulb - mixed media on paper 15 x 40cm (unframed) $175 adjusted

Josh McCrimmonStaying connected - mixed media on paper 35x 45 cm (unframed aprox) $295

Josh McCrimmon.togetherness - indian ink on paper 25x40cm (unframed) $195 adjusted  IMG_3810


Ian Napier small



john sharp Pretty boy emu  john sharp eagle

John sharp Spoonbill CROPPED









 softness of love Messenger of piece  Two Birds of a Feather



Vaidas Zvirblis.Pink small





7. The look


5. Bob

3. Identity Crisis

4. Samantha



Liz Walker Nest

Liz Walker

Liz Walker.Migration


Brigita. Nest .small size



Anita Klein. Birds in the Bean Flowers       The Striped Bird small



lynne 3   Lynne 1

Lynne 4  Lynne 5



thumbnail_House Sparrow

thumbnail_Spotted  dove



Soxy.Ducks.58 x 87



cat lee 2  Cat Lee 1

cat lee 4     cat lee 6



Nadia Dusselberg



Lina Bauch



Roy Wilkins. Where is Dadda 79 x 101 and is 1400

Roy Wilkins 2




JESS Life-sized Magpies  JESS. Trudging with a Glimmer of Hope

JESS. On the Wing



Klaus Dusselberg





JG - fat gould finch

John Graham Mustard gould finch



vanessa stockard

I like to portray the physical change and transplantation from the bustling city to the relative cool serenity of the Southern Highlands. Shadows and reflections carefully rendered in these paintings reveal the distortion of thoughts and experience as I try to live in the moment, yet struggle to do so. I bend light around corners, shadows and reflections are nonsensical yet compositionally interesting. I make new connections with colour and texture in each  painting and I watch my ideas morph and grow with each body of work. I am experimental in nature and will continue to push personal boundaries in terms of colour, substrate, composition and meaning. During 20 years of painting I have developed a private set of motifs that find their way into paintings when I need to express something pictorially. Like developing your own language, this skill has enabled me to communicate internally, the way that writing down your thoughts can increase comprehension of difficult concepts.

Painting for me is both a personal refuge and a comfort, I paint my favourite day-to-day things. I pluck fruit and flowers from the garden, place them inside and paint them immediately, capturing their fresh fragrant and edible beings. Interior and outdoor scenes are creative spaces where I can play with my ideas, spaces where I attempt to recreate the complex nature in which I experience life.

popies and figs
Poppies & Figs | 50 x 45 cm | acrylics on birch
panel | Price $1,200 framed

Tulips | 60 x 50 cm | acrylics on birch panel
Price $1,700 cm

popies 1
Poppies | 40 x 40 cm | acrylics on birch panel
Price $900 framed


open door
Open Door | 60 x 50 cm | acrylics on birch panel
Price $1,700 framed


vanessa 2
Spanish Chandelier |  50 x 45 cm | acrylics on
birch panel  | Price $1,200 cm


morrocan carpet
Moroccan Carpet | 50 x 60 cm | acrylics on birch
panel  |Price $1,700 framed


Solo Exhibitions

2015, Halcyon, Sydney

2015 La Vie en Rose, Art2Muse, Sydney

2014 Textura, Art2Muse, Sydney

2013 Inside, Outside, Charles Hewitt, Sydney

2013 The Garden, Maunsell Wickes, Sydney

2012 Untethered, Maunsell Wickes, Sydney

2012 Tenebrism, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2011 Vanessa Stockard, Artist’s Deli, Bowral

2010 Quiesce, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2009 Siren’s Song, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2009 Taree Regional Gallery, Taree

2007/8/9 Murdoch Collections, Portland, USA

2007 Cork, Portland, USA

1999 Dendy Cinema Sydney


Group Exhibitions

2016 Birds Gallery, Melbourne

2016 Walcha Gallery, Walcha

2016 Small Spaces, Sydney

2016 Equus, Olsen Irwin, Sydney

2015 Project 504, Sydney

2015 Stones, Berrima

2015 The Moree Gallery, Moree

2014 Space Matters, ION, Kings Street Wharf, Sydney

2014 Autumn show, Bradman Art Gallery Centre, Bowral

2014 Murdoch Collections, Portland, Oregon.

2013 Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn (award, highly commended)

2013 BCAG, Bradman Art gallery Centre, Bowral

2013 Sydney Children’s Hospital, (permanent collection)

2013 Something Small, Charles Hewitt, Marrickville

2013 Is it a bird, Is it a plane, Charles Hewitt, Marrickville

2013 Wombat Hollow, Mausell Wickes and Michael Yabsley, Kangaloon

2012 A Painterly Selection, Artist’s Deli, Bowral

2012 Views and Visions, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2011 Think Big, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2011 Mythos Fine Art, California, USA

2011 Murdoch Collections, Portland, USA

2010 About Flowers, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2010 Something Personal, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2009 Don Capon, Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney

2009 Blank_Space Art Gallery, Sydney

2009 Perlcontemporaryart, Vaucluse, NSW

2008 Taree Art Show, Taree, NSW

2007 Katayama, Portland, USA

2006/7 Guestroom Gallery, Portland, USA

2005 The Art Lounge, Sydney

2005 The Brush Gallery, Wingham, NSW

2005 Kelmans Winery, Hunter Valley, NSW

2003 Walcom Manning Art Prize

2003 Moulton Art Gallery Mona Vale, NSW

2002 Applause Gallery, South Melbourne

1998/9 Woollahra Art Show

1997-2004 Taree Art Exhibition

1997 Seal Rocks Show, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, NSW


2006-2007 Gilding and Carving with Dane Wilson, Master Framer, Katayama, USA

2003-2004 Julian Ashton Art School, (Anatomy and Life drawing)

2002-2003 North Sydney Art School, (Still Life and Landscape Painting)

1999-2001 The Framing School, Sydney, (Conservation and Object Framing)

1995-1999 University of NSW, College of Fine Art, BFA

1994 University of Sydney, Art History


DAN TOMKINS paintings

DAN TOMKINS |Paintings
until  22 October 2016

‘A passion for creating has always been a really strong presence ever since I can remember. Immersed in the studio, I feel energised surrounded by the tools and materials I’ve collected for making art. It’s the unlimited potential inherent in the creative process, the unknown, that I’m attracted to. For me, the most enjoyable part of painting isn’t what is planned but the surprise of what unfolds’.

Dan is based in Adelaide, South Australia where he lives with his family. He worked as a graphic designer and art director before embarking on a career as a freelance illustrator in 2000. Now painting and illustrating full-time, he has successfully exhibited in solo and group shows, and produced numerous works for both private and corporate collections. Working in a wide range of media, much of Dan’s work is inspired by his love and keen observation of nature.



Dan Tomkins. Gully Road III. 120 x 120. 2015
Gully Road | 120 x 120 cm
acrylics, enamel & pastel on canvas | $3,300


Dan Tomkins.Gully Road I. 120 x 120
 Gully Road II 120 x 120 cm
acrylics, enamel & pastel on canvas | $3,300


Dan Tomkins. Ginko tree II 120 x 120 cm
 Ginkgo Tree II 2016 | 120 x 120 cm
acrylic, enamel & pastels on canvas | $3,300


Dan Tomkins. Gully Road II. 120 x 120. 2015
 Gully Road III 2015 | 120 x 120 cm
acrylic, enamel & pastel on canvas | $3,300


Dan Tomkins. Weave II. 123 x 93cm
 Weave II 2015 | 123 x 93 | framed
acrylics , enamel & pastel on canvas | $2800


Ginko tree 160 x 12o cm
 Ginkgo Tree 2016 | 160 x 120 cm
acrylic , enamel & pastel on canvas
Price $3,900



Natalia Yanekina | Paintings


Natalia Yanekina was born in 1982 in Kaliningrad (Russia). Natalia is based in Lithuania since 2008 , and is a full time artist and a young mum, rising her little daughter Sofia. In 2003 she graduated from Ivanovo Regional Art School, named after M.Malyutina. Since 2005 has been a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Natalia participates in many local & international art symposiums. She has recently did an artt symposium in Tbilisi, Georgia and is attending another one soon in Gdansk, Poland. Natalia has held many solo exhibitions and participated in  numerous group exhibitions in Europe.



natalia yanekina.lemons 100 x 100 with white boarder
Lemons | oil on canvas | 100 x 100 cm

natalia tree 100 x 100 with white boarder
 Money Tree | oil on canvas | 100 x 100 cm

natalia yanekina. With the birds. 60 x 90 cm with white boarder
 With Birds | oil on canvas | 60 x 90 cm



  Planning house

Bird’s gallery is about to receive new work from the contemporary artist Shane Drinkwater.

Tasmanian born artist Shane Drinkwater has exhibited widely within Australia (Melbourne,
Sydney, Adelaide…), also in Paris and is now represented in Sydney by Conny Dietzschold
Gallery and in New York by Gallery Molly Krom, following a show in July 2014.

Shane studied for 3 years at the University of Tasmania, School of Art in Hobart and one
year at the National Art School in Sydney.

He has lived in Queensland since 1994, after time spent in Paris: as recipient of the Alliance
Française/Australia council fellowship he had access to studio space near the
Bastille for 4 months in 1988. He stayed on another 6 years.

When talking about what painting means to him, Drinkwater states:
Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more: it’s the
joy of putting colour ,shape and gesture on a surface. I’m interested in the making! I delve
into the act of painting with a minimum repertoire of visual elements aiming for a maximum
visual intensity. Ideas and images appear through the making of the work, language
becomes unnecessary, I let the work speak for me.


Dawn hills

Double garage with house

Glass collection


Hill tops

Modern home

New tree

Sorting three





The Forest Path

Florentina Munteanu was born in Bucharest, Romania and migrated to Australia in 1991.  She completed a BFA (Painting) with First Class Honours at Monash University in Melbourne 2005 and continued her Masters of Fine Arts by Research at Monash University being a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award.  In 2006 she obtained a studio residency at Gertrude Art Studios and in 2009 became a Teaching Associate for the Faculty of Art and Design Drawing Department at Monash University.

Her group and solo exhibitions include Corina Bus Gallery Melbourne, The Colour and the Shape curated exhibition Glen Eira Gallery, Drawing Symposium Exhibition The Atrium Gallery Monash University and House collaborative project with International artist in residence Marie-Jeanne Hoffner The Atrium Gallery Monash University.

Currently her work concentrates on the problems of painting from observation, still life and outdoor studies.  Looking at the poetic space of representation, Florentina draws inspiration for her still life from small life subjects such as fruit as they offer humble interchangeable forms.

Her work celebrates the small intimate daily encounters with objects both in still life painting as well as being drawn to en plein air painting, observing nature, searching for an equivalent for her experience rather than a record of a particular place.  The scale of her work is usually quite small coming from the fact that she paints outdoors with a small painting box sometimes taking cover from the elements in the comfort of her car.


A Down hill Street

Bosc Pear

Green Apples


Maroondah Dam

Pineapple Top

The Sandy Road

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