Sunday, June 10, 2012

MTAS June Demo Meeting 12th June

We are pleased to welcome Leanne Jones back as our demonstrator for our June Monthly meeting, Tuesday 12th 2012. Leanne will be doing a demonstration for mixed media and will have some great creative techniques to show us all.

Leanne was born in Sydney and from early childhood she has been fascinated by Watercolour after she received a gift of a set of Watercolours for her 6th Birthday. After leaving school Leanne studied Advertising at East Sydney Technical College - National Art School.

Leanne's earlier artistic persuit was ceramics and she became a talented potter and she sold her work through several local galleries in the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury.

Twenty six years ago, Leanne and her family moved to the Hawkesbury, and it was here that her desire to rekindle her love of Watercolour took hold.

Leanne paints watercolour on a wide variety of supports – handmade paper, watercolour canvas and Yupo paper. Travelling inspires Leanne in her search for fresh subject matter and she enjoys painting en plein air with a group of local artists and she finds the environment she lives in particularly inspiring.
Leanne displays and sells her work in her studio/gallery, which is located in the Hawkesbury Highlands, on the escarpment of the Blue Mountains, overlooking the Hawkesbury with stunning views to Sydney.  Her studio is open to the public, last Sunday of the month between 10.00am and 3.30pm or ring to confirm other times.  She holds an open studio weekend in March and August each year and exhibits her work, locally, regionally and in Sydney.

She exhibits her work widely and has won numerous awards for her watercolours and was a finalist at the 2008, 2009, 2010 Art of Sydney Awards at Darling Harbour.  Her paintings are held in private collections in Australia, United Kingdom and the USA and her most recent exhibition, was in 2008/2009 at Sassafras Creek Gallery at Kurrajong, NSW and she recently had the good fortune to become a published Artist with a featured article on Watercolour painting in Artists Palette Magazine Issue 85.

Leanne is an exhibiting member of Macquarie Towns Arts Society, Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Collection and Regional Gallery and she is a founding member and current President of the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail. (

Leanne teaches Watercolour and Drawing in her studio/gallery to small groups, and is available for Workshops and Demonstrations and Art Parties. Commissioned work is also welcome.

Take a look at Leanne's website at

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for many years. New memberships with the society are always welcome.

Our art demonstration meetings are becoming more & more popular! Everyone is welcome to join us for a very special evening with Paul demonstrating as well as a great opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts of all ages.

7.30pm Tuesday 12th June 2012 at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry $5 MTAS members and visitors (includes supper). For enquiries ph Sharron 02 4572 5580