I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the Fishing Monthly Group and Australian Fishing Network.
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This Exhibition just keeps getting better & better
"Art by the River" an exhibition of paintings and pottery at The Boatshed at Woronora which will be helping to raise funds for Hospital by the River (Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Aust.) Ltd. As with last year's Art by the River this exhibition features original works by palette knife artist Jim Flood and potter Janet Flood.
The Exhibition opens on Saturday 21st of May and continues to Monday 13th of June and you will be able to view and purchase any of the creations that will be on display 7 days a week from 8.30am to 5pm.
I have been to a number of Jim's art shows and it amazes me how talented he is with his palette knife in one hand and with just a couple of strokes he will transform a blank canvas into something that you would love to have hanging in your home or office.
Jim was born in Sydney in 1941. He served an apprenticeship as a letterpress and flexographic printer and using this technical background moved into sales in the printing industry.
Over the years, Jim has studied the landscape with its many hues and colours and has developed his own distinctive painting style. Jim's impressionistic, modern, traditional paintings, encapsulate the colours of Australia and reflect his great love of the land, sea and waterways.
If you would like to see how Jim creates his magnificent works of art he will be demonstrating the art of the palette knife on Mondays and Thursdays during the exhibition.
While you are there you will also be taken in by the beautiful pieces of pottery that have been created by Janet Flood. We have one of Janet's pieces taking pride of place in our home and I am sure that my wife will be visiting the exhibition to acquire another piece.
Not to be outdone Janet commenced an evening pottery class a couple of hours a week while her 3 boys were at school and it wasn't long before Janet completed a TAFE Course at Gymea Technical College. Over the years Janet has become a self-sufficient potter, who formulates her own glazes and fires her own wares, making Janet's pieces a very sought after adornment to have in any house of office.
On Sunday the 22nd of May from 2pm there will be a complimentary Devonshire tea where you can join the artists and talk to them about their work. If you are lucky, Jim will tell you one of his thousands of jokes.
As bookings are now available you will need to get in quick before they get booked out. For more information, you can contact them on 02 9545 2584 or why don't you call in and have a bite to eat.
The Boatshed is open 7 days a week 8.30am to 5pm and is situated on Forbes Creek, 131 Prince Edward Park Road, Woronora NSW (opposite Woronora RSL Club). Forbes Creek leads onto the picturesque Woronora River and the Waterfront Café offers a wide range of delightful food, smooth coffee, a relaxing view and affordable canoe and kayak hire.
You should check out the boatshed at Woronora. Image courtesy of the Boatshed.