Working in mixed media, many of Jan's vibrant pieces feature stamps, pages from children's storybooks and Japanese calligraphy, as well as details that even the most discerning eye doesn't pick up on the first few viewings. Jan is inspired by colour, patterns, shapes and nature, as is evident in her work. She enjoys "the colour coordinating, the form coming together - the way it can express and emote."
Having studied art in high school, Jan always felt at home in the art rooms. It wasn't until years later when she became involved in an art show at her children's primary school that she reconnected with the "hands on" side of art again. Since taking a class at The Creative Space, where experimentation was encouraged, her work blossomed and Jan has been using her new found confidence to try out new techniques, and learning that growth as an artist takes place through experimentation and observation.
Achieve health and well-being at every life stage through moving your body with exercise, tai chi, energy moves, mindfulness and healthy eating.
TAI CHI MOVES
Come and experience peace... Tai Chi Moves are gentle and flowing.
Suitable for all ages and abilities. The moves are coordinated with the breath, help to focus the mind, and great for posture and balance. The moves help to dissolve tension, stress and increase energy and vitality. Netta practices the form of Tai Chi known as Shibashi, with 18 flowing movements done in the forward facing position.
It is a mindful meditation in motion which promotes serenity and inner peace. Slow down and reconnect with Tai Chi.
First classes for both Gentle Exercise and Tai Chi Moves are free, and booking
For more information or to book your place call Netta: 0423 104 442.
Matthew is an illustrator/graphic artist, specialising in animation
I have always been fascinated by the colours that are available to us. When I was in grade school, I wanted to be the person who named the colours for paint and pencils. You know, Sunset Burst, Pretty Bloom, Underwater. I have plenty of them. I love bright and bold colours. I am addicted to adult colouring and books (especially Joanna Basford creations). In my own way I like to recreate these using paper and material. I use a lot of gold and silver leaf in my work - I love the shiny finish it gives me.
Over the years I have been influenced by what is going on around the world. I feel that beauty and colours are being cluded by hate, fear and suspicion. There is so much colour and sometimes we are too blind to see it.
Being part of FRANK Cre8 Inc. has given me the boost that I needed to reconnect with art and other artists around the area. Frankston has so much to offer.
Susan Young is an artist living and working in Melbourne. She was born in 1972 in Hamilton Victoria, Australia.
Her Love of Painting started at a very young age winning art competitions from an early age. She then went on to study art at Swinburne Secondary College. During her time at Swinburne she studied under Judy Alexandrovics who helped develop her love for art.
Her works have been entered into Cube 37 competitions and the Peninsular Arts Society Art shows. An album cover she recently designed won the Melbourne Blues Society Victorian & Tasmanian Blues Music Award 2016.
Kristen Kinstler is an artist from Brisbane, who relocated to Melbourne in 2014.
Born in Papua New Guinea, Kristen always wanted to be an artist when she "grew up". She studied art throughout high school, and her work was first exhibited in 1997 as part of the Senior Art Student group showing.
Since her school days, Kristen has taken part in numerous classes to further develop her skill set.
After 13 years of working in the insurance industry and neglecting her creative side, Kristen decided to switch vocations and took up freelance graphic design and photography.
The past year has seen her finally return to her true calling - creating art.
US-born Maureen Whitaker is an award-winning artist/graphic designer based on the Mornington Peninsula. She graduated with Highest Honours from Platt College of Art & Design in Colorado and was a freelance graphic designer for over 15 years before adding a paintbrush to her toolbox.
Best known for her quirky mixed-media collage pieces, her work combines interesting layers of textures with vibrant colours in an array of mediums. “My style can best be described as ‘eclectic’. I love to experiment with textiles, papers, organic objects and recycled bits and pieces, and find interesting ways to incorporate and manipulate them in an array of mediums and subject matter to create complex, textured pieces. I enjoy pushing the creative envelope and finding original and unusual ways to translate the images in my head onto the canvas, giving them an ‘element of surprise’ that draws people in. I take much of my inspiration from the fabric of Australian life, from the natural land and beachscapes to industrial, urban cityscapes. People are often surprised by what’s there in my pieces when they look closely.”