Featured Artists for 2018 Sorrento Art Show hosted by the Rotary Club of Sorrento

Jayne Henderson

Jayne Henderson has had a long association with the bay. Melbourne born, she spent many holidays at Mount Eliza,where,  as a child she started to paint scenes of beach and promontory. You will notice in her mature paintings, not only the love of bayside subject matter, but also an attention to detail as well as the determination to portray it as it is …realistically.

This character is enhanced by a high key palette which makes her work distinctive and instantly recognisable. Her style is strong and vigorous, showing the influence of the Australian impressionists she so admires. Collectors of her work appreciate and admire the exactness of her tonal values.

Ron Farnill

Ron Farnill  Born Leeds Yorkshire UK, Ron’s inborn love of the sea took him in his spare time to theYorkshire coast and eventually to serve in the Royal Navy during World War II. After migrating to Australia sea going days over the time came when Ron decided to use his talent to capture his experiences and memories on paper, bringing the ambience onto dry land. His skilful use of watercolour, colour harmony, composition of shapes and his obvious enjoyment of painting make his “marine portraits” a continuing joy to those fortunate to possess one.

He is a member of AGRA, the Peninsula Art Society, The McClelland Guild of Artists, Oak Hill Gallery.

Gabrielle Young

Gabrielle’s artwork is inspired by nature and the patterns hidden in the landscape, in animals, plant and sea life. She loves to create a close-up view of a particular environment and is drawn to using a great deal of detail in her work. She also often tries to create a sense of movement in her pieces.

Gabrielle’s artwork features subjects which are hand drawn in fine detail using ink pen or pencil, wherein a variety of patterns feature as the details observed in shells, marine life, leaves, flowers, insects or birds are interpreted. She also uses ink applied by brush to create the background colours reflective of the season or scene portrayed. Her pieces can look busy and haphazard but they are meticulously planned to try and create a sense of balance in the art work. Gabrielle predominantly uses ink and ink pen but additionally works with pencil, watercolour and acrylic paint.

Gabrielle is a member of the Peninsula Art Society and has been exhibiting in art exhibitions across Melbourne since 2009. She is largely a self taught artist but over the years has undertaken many short courses in life drawing and several in illustration with the Peninsula Art Society, Council for Adult Education and at RMIT. Gabrielle has also completed a number of privately commissioned artworks and is always keen to find new challenges and opportunities to create and show her work.

Gabrielle's Prizes, Awards & Contact Info

‘Best Work’  –   Flinders Art Show
‘Best Other Medium’  –   Derinya Art Show
‘Commendation’  –    Mornington Rotary Art Show
‘Best Other Medium’  –   Sorrento Art Show

‘Commendation’  –   Mornington Rotary Art Show

‘Commendation’  –   Mornington Rotary Art Show

‘People’s Choice Award Runner Up’  –   Frankston Arts Centre Open Exhibition

‘Best in Show’  –   Peninsula Art Society Spring Show
‘Highly Commended’  –   Frankston Arts Centre Open Exhibition
‘Commendation’  –   Mornington Rotary Art Show

‘People’s Choice Award’  –   Peninsula Art Society Spring Show

Email: gyoung20@tpg.com.au
Website: www.gabrielleyoungartist.com 
Facebook Gallery: Gabrielle Young artist facebook

Belinda “Billy” Nye

I am a Melbourne-based printmaker, documenting Australian suburbia through the artistic lens.  My primary mediums of choice are oil painting and printmaking, particularly the process  of woodcutting. Every print I make is months of carving into a plate, printing and carving some   more, creating a labour of love through detail.

After printing on archival quality printmaking   paper, I begin the process of hand painting, spending hours individualising each print. The process of printmaking in this manner is extensive but the results are always striking, each print   with its own original quality.


I started my creative career as a photographer working in London.  After being accepted into the London University to study photography, I opted out to go to New York and marry instead. Whilst living in New York I joined the Hampton’s Photography Group, New York and began a photography business. In 2009 I graduated with a Diploma of Visual Arts, majoring in painting and printmaking.

I now reside on the Mornington Peninsula and have my own studio equipped with printing press. After completing a Cert 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment I was able to begin teaching. Recently completing a Double Degree in Fine Art and Visual Culture I now teach printmaking on the Peninsula and exhibit my paintings through Manyung Gallery.

Billy's Publications, Qualifications, Awards and Contact Information

2007 – Ron Rado Memorial Art Prize – Encouragement Award
2007 – Cube 37 6th Degree Art Prize – Finalist
2007 – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, “Works on Paper” – Finalist
2008 – Curator Printmaking Exhibition Rotary Mornington 1st show
2008 – Published Artist Palette Mag. Issue #68. (Printmaking and Woodcut Demonstration Tutorial)
2008 – Chisholm, Frankston TAFE – “Printmaking Award”
2008 – Apartment Therapy’s Melbourne Based Artists Publication
2009 – Redbubble Feature on Dry point Etching Publication
2009 – “SHE 2009”, Walker Street Gallery Dandenong – Finalist
2010 – Printmaking Mornington Rotary Art Exhibition – Commendation
2010 – Featured In INSIDE SOLO Magazine Issue #18 and Issue #21 Publication
2011 – Hertfordshire Chorus Poster & Artwork for Barbican United Kingdom “Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem”
2012 –Mornington Rotary Art Show – “Best Other Medium”
2012 – Flinders Art Show – “Poppy Award (Best Floral Work)”
2012 – Pink Lady Art Exhibition, Brighton – Award for Excellence in Printmaking
2013 – Mornington Rotary Art Show – High Commendation
2013 -The Peninsula Art Show – “Best In Show”
2013 – True Roots Printmaking Exhibition, ‘Oak Hill Community Gallery’ – Commendation Award
2013 – Flinders Art Show – “Poppy Award (Best Floral Work)”
2013 – Continental Hotel, Sorrento – Solo Printmaking Show
2013 – Making an Impression – Pearl Magazine Issue #15, 2013 publication
2014 – Cube 37, Frankston – Winner of “The Edge” award
2015 – Annual Sorrento Continental Art Prize – Highly Commended
2016 – Derinya Art 30 x 30cm Show – “Best in Show”
2017 – Solo Show, Oak Hill Gallery – University Final Exhibition
2017 – Graduate – Double Bachelor Degree in “Fine Art and Visual Culture”
2017 – Manyung Gallery Solo Exhibition (Australian Backyard Swimming Pool Series)
2017 – Rona Green Print Exchange 2017 – Collingwood, Melbourne

  • Diploma of Visual Arts – Chisholm TAFE (2009)
  • Certificate 1V Workplace Training and Assessment TAA (2010)
  • Working With Children Check (02644755-01)
  • Private printmaking tutor (2010-present)
  • BA in Fine Art and Visual Culture – Curtin University
  • Currently receiving painting mentorship from Marek Wilinski

Belinda “Billy” Nye
Mobile: 0421 617 695