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