Artist drawn to feathered friends
SOBRANE Simcock’s pumpkin fruitcake won her second place in a Perth Royal Show competition when she was 20.
The Broome artist returns to the Claremont Showground this week with eight artworks to be part of the guest town exhibition.
The show coincides with Ms Simcock’s exhibition, On the Wings of a Jabiru, at Kidogo Arthouse Gallery, Fremantle.
She first took up a pencil six years ago and focussed her art on endangered marsupials.
“I moved on to marine animals because I enjoyed swimming with the manta rays and now it’s the birds,” Ms Simcock said.
“The red-tailed cockatoo is my favourite.”
The stage design graduate who now works with pastel and ink has exhibited and been part of artist- in- residence programs in Singapore, China and Japan.
Ms Simcock was in Broome three years ago to do a photo exhibition when she met her partner, astronomer Greg Quicke, at Matsos before moving to the Kimberley region.