Ferry Park Gallery Artist of the Month for April is Kerry Paff Cranney
Kerry describes her works: “I have worked in various mediums, including leather and glass, but I feel mostly inspired by painting, particularly in creating textured and tactile pieces. I like producing pieces that can be touched, and easily cleaned. My subjects come from the natural world: from the environment surrounding my forest home which is managed for wildlife conservation; from the rescued wildlife I have rehabilitated for many years; or from the local beaches, which I frequent. My paintings sometimes begin without a plan, but just a colour that I want to work with and as the layers develop, images start to appear to me and the direction of the painting develops. My paintings often carry environmental messages that I want to share. For the last couple of years, I’ve been exploring ‘poured paintings’. The effects from different techniques intrigue me. I particularly enjoy embellishing my pours with creatures from the ocean. As an avid snorkeller, I take many photos of the underwater world, and love to share these with people who don’t get that opportunity!”
Ferry Park Gallery gallery reopened last Wednesday after CVC cleaned the carpark after the flood.
Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association Inc (LCACA) is a not-for-profit community organisation promoting and showcasing artisans of the Clarence Valley. LCACA opened Ferry Park Gallery in 1993 for members to display and sell their work. LCACA welcome new members to join us as an exhibitor or volunteer to work in our gallery. Ferry Park Gallery is on Big River Way, and easily accessed from the Maclean Interchange on the Pacific Motorway. The Gallery has a COVID Safety Plan and is managed by our members and open 7 days from 9am – 4pm. For more details. Phone: 6645 3700. Email: [email protected] Web: www.ferrypark.net Socials: Facebook and Instagram.