Great display of talent at one-off art exhibition
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.
Elaine Seary's paintings were appreciated by the Mareeba community at Mrs Seary's art exhibition last Friday.