MEET the artists

 

Abstract painter Baez Bonorat

Maroubra-based artist Baez Bonorat  works in IT during the day and paints at night, with his subjects always abstract, his palette usually two or three colours, and his style textural. "I intentionally stay away even from a minimal hint of any figurative element in my work, especially at the beginning of it," he says. "In my work each colour has its own ‘space’ and I can’t force too many in one single painting...   And I do love texture - it makes it a lot easier for me to resolve a painting."   See Baez Bonorat's paintings below and in our  online gallery & shop , and read more about him on our  blog .

Maroubra-based artist Baez Bonorat  works in IT during the day and paints at night, with his subjects always abstract, his palette usually two or three colours, and his style textural. "I intentionally stay away even from a minimal hint of any figurative element in my work, especially at the beginning of it," he says. "In my work each colour has its own ‘space’ and I can’t force too many in one single painting... And I do love texture - it makes it a lot easier for me to resolve a painting." See Baez Bonorat's paintings below and in our online gallery & shop, and read more about him on our blog.

Still life painter Catherine Hickson

North Bondi artist Catherine Hickson paints still lifes in her garage studio, with her quietly elegant subjects often small groups of bottles, vases, bowls and glasses. Catherine once thought she would be a potter. “This might explain why I am so drawn to vessels in my still life compositions,” she explains. See Catherine's paintings below and in our  online gallery & shop , and read more about her on our  blog .

North Bondi artist Catherine Hickson paints still lifes in her garage studio, with her quietly elegant subjects often small groups of bottles, vases, bowls and glasses. Catherine once thought she would be a potter. “This might explain why I am so drawn to vessels in my still life compositions,” she explains. See Catherine's paintings below and in our online gallery & shop, and read more about her on our blog.

Fine art photographer Julia Champtaloup

Photographer Julia Champtaloup, originally from Washington, DC, USA has lived in many places but Sydney has been home for more than 15 years. Despite the ongoing urban development in her adopted hometown, the Tamarama resident can find solace in several untouched parts of the local coastline and bushland - and even Waverley Cemetery, which is often in bloom with grasses and flowers. See Julia's limited-edition photographs below and in our  online gallery & shop , and read more about her on our  blog .

Photographer Julia Champtaloup, originally from Washington, DC, USA has lived in many places but Sydney has been home for more than 15 years. Despite the ongoing urban development in her adopted hometown, the Tamarama resident can find solace in several untouched parts of the local coastline and bushland - and even Waverley Cemetery, which is often in bloom with grasses and flowers. See Julia's limited-edition photographs below and in our online gallery & shop, and read more about her on our blog.