Wild west coast exhibition
A Bethells Beach artist will show solo for the first time at an upcoming exhibition.
Joelle Bunt doesn’t remember when she first started painting but said its something she has always done.
‘‘I find it therapeutic. It’s how I unwind. I’m a teacher during the day, and it’s quite a chaotic career so it’s quite a peaceful action that I found is a good way to find my balance.’’
Bunt grew up at the beach, a lifestyle that had greatly impacted on her art.
‘‘There’s that connection you want to try and replicate,’’ the mother-of-one said.
‘‘It was my playground. We didn’t have a television or a car for a long time. It was a different world compared to how kids live today.’’
Bunt said her Wild West Coast series was all about exploring her memories.
She said she was ‘‘constantly inspired living in Bethells because it is a beautiful place’’.
The 36-year-old enjoyed painting all kinds of things, including portraits, but tended to only exhibit landscapes. They seem to be what people are more interested in visually - and tend to sell, she said.
The series features about 12 paintings. They would range in price from $200-$2000. Bunt said she enjoyed exhibiting for the joy she got out of people’s reactions.
‘‘I’m quite excited to have the opportunity. It was a far-off dream so to be doing it now is pretty cool really,’’ she said.
‘‘I find it therapeutic. It's how I unwind. ’’
Joelle Bunt’s painting West Coast View is part of her Wild West Coast series.