Not so long ago, I visited a small corner of paradise: Palm Cove in far north Queensland. As I meandered through the Esplanade shops, I came across the Village Gallery (Shop 3/139 Williams Esplanade).
Village Gallery showcases work by local Australian artists, particularly from the far North Queensland area. Each piece of creative handiwork reflects the natural beauty of this tropical environment.
The glass-blown creatures by self-taught and local artist, Murray Browning, caught my eye. His unique style of glass-blowing using metallic oxides results in beautiful ornaments, trinkets and pendants.
I couldn’t resist this miniature glass platypus by Murray Browning:
I also purchased two beach scene prints by local artist, Ian Stephens. I wish I’d taken a photo before giving them away to my British friends (who visited Palm Cove with me), but the prints were the perfect memento to remind my friends of their Palm Cove visit. You can view more of Ian’s work on his website: Ian Stephens Fine Art Gallery.