March 31, 2017 – Vanessa Perske
Without sounding too much like a gushy fan boy, Vanessa is one of my favourite artists. We were fortunate enough to purchase one of her works years ago, where we got to have around 7 specific items painted into it. For example our son walking home from school, daughter fishing and our dog Charlie at the dog park. We always get comments about our picture when people visit.
I was delighted when Vanessa agreed to allow me to visit her home / studio to take some pics, chat and meet the chickens!
Our artwork from Vanessa
Relaxing on the deck, a gorgeous space
What brought you to the area?
I grew up on a golf course and we were after a “sea change”. We moved here when my 1st child was born along with my parents, my brothers family and sister-in-law’s family!
A great studio space to work in!
Do you have any interesting or memorable experiences in Wynnum you would like to share?
A really great memory for me was participating in the Jan Power markets for nearly 5 years, exhibiting my paintings. This was a special time and the friends I made during that period remain very dear to me.
V: Ok to let the chickens roam? Me: Please!
Artwork and chickens!
What would you love to see in Wynnum?
Cinemas!!!! I would love for Wynnum to take on more of an art and music culture. I love all different types of food, it’d be great to incorporate the suburban lifestyle with some urban fun – some great new wining & dining maybe! Wynnum/Manly has a real village charm so introducing a bit of a contemporary vibe alongside that would be awesome to see!
Any link to a website that you would like to share?
Look out for the sign!
Who or What would you like me to cover in future posts on When in Wynnum?
I have heard from various older local residents that Pandanas Beach and Lota areas used to be sandy beaches, and that people would come and visit on day trips and holidays to spend time at the beach. I’d love to know more about this and whether there is truth behind the rumours!!! Maybe some old photos?
Love, love, love this Sydney painting! So much work and it is huge!
Great spot to relax with a cuppa (you can bet magpies are watching from the tree)