Ettalong cafe hosts local artist

Re:Publik Cafe, EttalongRe:Publik Cafe, Ettalong

An Ettalong cafe will host the works of a Horsfield Bay artist in May. Re:Publik Cafe will exhibit Naomi Veitch’s artworks from Monday, May 1.

The works reflect strong local scenery and wildlife with pieces including “In the Blue” and “Paula”. The first features the sprawling tentacles of a jellyfi sh along with a turtle emerging from the deep blue, while the second captures the essence of a gang gang cockatoo. Ms Veitch learnt to “swing a brush” doing sign writing and she believes it gave her a sound base for artistic work to come. After moving to Horsfield Bay and being inspired by new surrounds, Veitch started to create and her style transformed to a uniquely coastal one.

Her work is predominantly acrylic on canvas but she also enjoys creating with wire, foam, wood and watercolours. “We are delighted to have Naomi as our third artist,” said cafe owner, Ms Catherine McDonald. “We do not take a commission on any sales and purely support the artists and their works. “The cafe walls become their space to show the art they choose. “With seven more artists signed up, our art schedule reaches now well into 2018,” she said.

SOURCE: Media release, 8 Apr 2017 Catherine McDonald