Baith Aynsley-Lewis

I was born on a New Zealand sheep farm, but in my adult life have lived equally between Australia and New Zealand. Always interested in drawing, painting and the outdoors, my first real opportunity to ‘test the waters’ was in Port Macquarie NSW, where I joined the local Art Society, exhibited, and won 1st Prize…

Linda Butterfield

Linda works on paper and canvas in acrylic, watercolour, coloured pencil, pencil and charcoal. Her work depicts a life-long passion for nature predominantly flowers, fruit and landscapes. She is also an avid gardener with a vast plant knowledge which complements her art. Linda studied Graphic Design and worked professionally designing, print production, client service &…

Rebecca Gray

My earliest memories are of drawing. Growing up in the remote Zambian bush without electricity and other modern conveniences, I drew frequently to entertain myself. The subject matter consisted mostly of my pets, the local villagers, and the domestic and wild animals around our farm.  I would draw them until I thought they were perfect…

Jan Harrington-Johnson

My art has been a journey of learning. I began in Malawi and continued in Rhodesia. My Brother Rob, gave me my first tin of watercolours with 36 pans, unfortunately the box rusted, I still have the pans. some of them hardly used and surprising even though they are 45 years old I can still…

Suzanne Lane

Award winning Sydney artist Suzanne Lane has a unique eye for capturing the diverse landscapes which make up her harbour city and bushland environment. Her subject matter ranges from scenes of Sydney Harbour and coastal landscapes to more abstract interpretations of specific subject matter, such as the detail on the side of a rusty container…

Bruce Harkness RIP

21st September 2022 The KAS community are saddened by news of Bruce’s passing. The following extract is from Bruce’s Son, James and Daughter, Sarah’s communication to KAS. … I am saddened to report that my father Bruce passed away over the weekend following a short battle with cancer….I know that dad loved contributing to KAS…

Kathy Smoker

I was born in Goulburn NSW. I had my first art lessons in the late 90’s and discovered that I loved painting and drawing.  The art classes that I took weren’t really very helpful but I enrolled, in the following years, in some very  instructive workshops. I have been inspired by the landscape workshop tutors…

Bryan Freer

Bryan is a St Ives resident who transitioned from corporate life to retirement in 2013. His retirement hobby ambition is to be a water colourist and has been tutored by award winning Artists Malcolm Carver, Joe Cartwright, Rob Candy and Julie Simmons. Bryan has also completed intensive workshops with watercolour masters Joseph Zbukvic, Herman Pekel…