Meet local artists

The Pink Gallery is located at 184 Maroondah Highway, Healesville. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

By Dongyun Kwon

The Pink Gallery is inviting locals to its event where they will be able to meet local artists.

Local artist Cherie Brown, who has lived in the Yarra Valley for most of her life, opened the gallery in December last year.

Brown said she wanted to showcase local artists through the free event Meet the Artists.

“It was a dream of mine to have my own gallery and studio and I’m just taking the risk to become a full-time artist,” she said.

“It [Meet the Artists] is going to be a good opportunity for people to come and meet the local artists, chat with them about their work and also about a commissioned piece if they need one for their house.”

Brown was inspired by her mum Julie Lawson to get into the painting world and she has been painting for about 10 years now.

Lawson has been doing acrylic and charcoal painting for about 40 years and she is also coming to the event too.

“[Other artists that are coming to the event are] Crystal Knight who grew up in Healesville, Julie Ricketts who is also a Yarra Valley artist, Kerrie Jacobs, and Nicole Donegan, she also grew up in Healesville,” Brown said.

“Di King whom many locals are familiar with, Mim Kocher, she does little sculptures which are really cute, Savaad Felich, he is a local sculptor as well but he’s also got into collage.

“Healesville Pottery, she’s quite well known and she has beautiful pottery, and Willow Jewellery, she makes beautiful enamel pieces.”

Meet the Artists will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday 26 May at The Pink Gallery located at 184 Maroondah Highway, Healesville.

“I just want to take the opportunity to thank locals because they’ve been very supportive since I opened my gallery,” Brown said.

The Pink Gallery opens between 10am and 4pm from Thursday to Saturday and between 11am and 4pm on Sunday.