Townsville North Queensland Insiders Guide.
Every place has a story and every person’s perception is different, but some use their creativity to share their interpretation in unique ways. Thats why we asked three of Townsville’s artists how North Queensland inspires them.
"Local artist Brenda Stone is bringing her beautiful abstract artwork from her studio to your kitchen. If Brenda could spend the rest of her life with a paintbrush in one hand and a slab of soft cheese in the other, that would be her idea of heaven."
"A combination of persistence, determination and, oddly enough, breaking her collarbone in a skiing accident turned Townsville painter Brenda Stone’s art business into a full-time job."
“The fall — it was on the first day of a seven-day ski trip — put me out of a job for six weeks, allowing me to paint every day,” the 30-year-old artist says of her “leap into the unknown”.
Townsville Bulletin featured Brenda's recent commissioned artworks for golfer Karrie Webb. "Now business is booming, with her custom artworks proving increasingly popular with both corporate and residential clients".
The Drill Hall Studio and its residence artists, worked together on a community art project offering free workshops.
Brenda was commissioned to paint artwork for the board room of Mackey Wales Law Townsville and now it showcases on their website.
Brenda Stone Art regularly collaborates with local creative professionals. Matthew Gianoulis had a vision to photograph a model covered fully in paint, for his solo exhibition 'Beauty in the Making'. Together they created this colourful visual feast.