22 September, 2022
Young artist finds local support
THERE was standing room only when Malanda school girl, Abbey Wilson, supported by her local and artistic community, staged her first ever art exhibition at “Sprout to Life” last Thursday night.
Born in Wollongong, NSW, Abbey and her family moved to Malanda 13 years ago when she was three years old. As a home school student, Abbey enjoys exploring and painting some of the beautiful bush scenes on her creek-side fam-ily farm.
Painting sometimes from photos and some-times directly from nature, Abbey said she works regularly from “At the Art Garage” in Yunga-burra, creating unique water-colour artworks of Australian natives and other botanicals.
“My first experiences of art were painting alongside my older sister Katie, who encour-aged me and allowed me to use her expensive art supplies. Being in Kate's studio, got me thinking creatively,” Abbey said.
“From doodling on my school books, I went on to develop my painting skills. My dream is to become a full-time artist, and by following my love of painting, capture the beauty of Australia in the process.”