Artists to show their colours at ex­hi­bi­tion

Canning Times - - NEWS -

VI­BRANT art­works by Mathew Clark, of Wil­son, and John Ver­jans, of Wil­let­ton, will be show­cased at the Atwell Gallery in Al­fred Cove from July 9.

Clark, who has autism and works part-time at Mul­berry Farm in Guild­ford, has de­vel­oped his paint­ing skills un­der the tute­lage of well-known lo­cal artists.

His in­ter­est in art be­gan in pri­mary school, where he made draw­ings and sketches, be­fore mak­ing con­tact with the Can­ning­ton Art Cen­tre to find an art teacher.

He worked with Paula Wieg­mink from 1999 to 2014 and cur­rently paints with Peta Zeller.

“Paint­ing is my favourite but I would like to do more sculp­ture,” he said, at­tend­ing a Tafe course for a year to learn the medium.

Clark said he drew in­spi­ra­tion for his art from dreams, tele­vi­sion and even video games.

Ver­jans is a mul­ti­award win­ning artist who mainly uses acrylics to repli­cate land and seascapes he has mem­o­rised.

He did a one-year Art for Dis­abil­i­ties Tafe course and has since won awards in the As We Are Art Awards, lay­er­ing bold colours in the back court­yard of his home.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will open to the pub­lic from July 10 and con­tinue un­til Sun­day, July 15.

Their works can be viewed from 10am to 4pm Tues­day to Satur­day, and on Sun­day from 1pm to 4pm.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d484155

Artists Mathew Clark and John Ver­jans will show­case their work at Atwell Gallery from this week.

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