Inspiring art helps Vision
COFFS Harbour is being treated to an eclectic and enchanting mixture of traditional wildlife paintings with ‘exotic motifs, Zen ideals, oriental influences’ and philosophy-inspired works by local artist Murray Frederick.
In the process Vision Australia is set to benefit with a 10 per cent commission on all sales of his work.
Thanks to his pieces, Westpac’s Coffs Harbour branch looks like an art gallery.
The BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort has Mr Frederick’s work displayed in its restaurant and is inviting locals and guests to meet the artist every Thursday until January 20.
These Thursday sessions involve ‘paintings in progress’ and Mr Frederick will discuss his artistic process and the stories behind his works.
Aanuka Resort manager Lisa Knowlson said the artist-in-residence approach is a new initiative.
“It was Murray’s idea to be involved each Thursday, he wanted to meet the locals and be connected to the community.
“We had a good crowd last week and it was an enjoyable atmosphere, a great chance to have a drink and appreciate some great local art,” she said.