Great dis­play of tal­ent at one-off art ex­hi­bi­tion

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bec Singh

MA­REEBA art lovers en­joyed 89 of Elaine Seary’s paint­ings which were dis­played for en­joy­ment at her art ex­hi­bi­tion last Fri­day night.

The highly-re­garded de­signs of the 91-year-old wa­ter colour ex­po­nent again ex­cited art ap­pre­ci­a­tors.

Mrs Seary’s daugh­ter Robyn Hunter spoke about the fond mem­o­ries she had grow­ing up of her mum’s paint­ings and the support her mum re­ceived from her fa­ther.

“Mum’s big­gest in­spi­ra­tion was my dad,” she said.

“She would cre­ate th­ese beau­ti­ful de­signs and what­ever changes my dad sug­gested, she made.

“My grand­fa­ther al­ways sup­ported her by buy­ing equip­ment so she could paint.

“In a time when peo­ple did not have a lot of money it was great she was sup­ported so we could have this ex­hi­bi­tion.”

Coun­cil­lor An­gela Top­pin said Mrs Seary as a teacher was a pi­o­neer and an in­spi­ra­tion to many peo­ple.

“What­ever she did she al­ways tried to do it to the high­est stan­dard and al­ways en­cour­aged stu­dents to strive, par­tic­u­larly mi­grant chil­dren whose chances for higher ed­u­ca­tion were lim­ited,” she said.

The beau­ti­ful ex­hi­bi­tion was opened by Coun­cil­lor Lenore Wy­att.

Pic­ture: Bec Singh

Elaine Seary's paint­ings were ap­pre­ci­ated by the Ma­reeba com­mu­nity at Mrs Seary's art ex­hi­bi­tion last Fri­day.

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