The BUSH'N'BEYOND GALLERY features Original Artworks covering a range of subjects in Oil, Pastel and other mediums by resident artists Wendy Martin and Ian Lewis. Also on display are giftlines, souvenirs and Wendy's Handcrafted Jewellery.
The gallery is a restored 1880s Miner's Cottage located opposite the Coles Supermarket main entrance.
Wendy started painting in 1978, studying Art and Design at the Broken Hill College of TAFE. Her choice of medium at the time was oil. Some years later she discovered the versatility of pastel, and now works mainly in this medium in a Traditional Realist Style.
She has exhibited in many exhibitions throughout Australia, winning numerous awards including Best Painting and Peoples' Choice awards. In 2012 she became interested in designing and making jewellery, and now also creates fashionable pieces using polymer clay techniques.
Ian began painting in the mid-1980s and gained an early reputation for Railway and Aviation paintings. He nevertheless regards himself essentially a Landscape painter, working mainly in oil in a Tonal Impressionist/Realist Style, and more lately in other illustrative mediums. He has exhibited in New Zealand and Australia, had his work published, and is the recipient of a major art award. A newfound interest in Wildlife subjects has added a new dimension to his work.