Creativity Curated - Celebrating Artistry & Ensuring Preservation.

April 28, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome to Our Creative Haven: Celebrating Artistry, Preservation, and Progress!

 

Hello, art enthusiasts, fellow creators, and cherished patrons of Sunset Framing & Gallery! 🎨✨

Step into our world of boundless creativity and inspiration as we embark on a journey through the captivating realms of artistry, preservation, and progress. Today, we have the pleasure of shining a spotlight on the remarkable talent of one of our own: the incomparable Yvonne Kiely. Join us as we delve into the depths of her artistic expression and explore the breathtaking beauty of her creations.

But that's not all! We're also thrilled to unveil an exciting new initiative designed to elevate your art experience and ensure the longevity of your cherished memories. Discover how our complimentary 2-year Clean and Check service for custom-made frames is revolutionizing the way we safeguard your treasures with care and dedication.And finally, as we look to the future with anticipation and excitement, we're delighted to share updates on the latest happenings at Sunset Framing & Gallery. From the reopening of our second-floor creative space to the buzz of activity surrounding our new roof installation, there's never been a better time to be part of our vibrant community.

So, grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and prepare to be inspired. Whether you're a seasoned art aficionado or a newcomer to the world of creativity, there's something here for everyone. Welcome to our creative haven – let the journey begin!


Yvonne Kiely - Revealing the artistArtist Yvonne Kiely photographed by inhouse photographer Cherie.

 

Spotlight on Yvonne Kiely: A Journey Through Artistic Expression

In the vibrant tapestry of our local art community, few voices resonate as consistently as that of Yvonne Kiely. Born from the windswept landscapes of southern Ireland, Yvonne's artistic pathway began amidst the boundless expanse of her family's secluded farm. It was here, amidst rolling hills and whispering fields, that she first discovered the transformative power of creativity.

Yvonne's formal education in fine art at Dublin’s National College of Art and Design laid the foundation for her artistic expression, while her studies in fashion at the National School of Art in East Sydney infused her work with a dynamic fusion of color and texture. Yet, it was her immersion in the international textile and design industry that truly ignited her creative flame, propelling her into a world of jet-set excitement and boundless inspiration.

For over three decades, Yvonne has called the NSW Mid North Coast home, where she has carved out a niche as a professional artist, painter, and art therapist. Her works, showcased in prestigious galleries and exhibitions across Australia, speak to a deep reverence for the natural world and the human experience.

Let's take a closer look at a few of Yvonne's creations currently on the walls:

"Let’s Dance" Dimensions: 120x120cm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Transport yourself into a world of whimsy and wonder with "Let’s Dance." Inspired by the effervescent energy of David Bowie's iconic anthem, this vibrant masterpiece invites viewers to lose themselves in a flurry of pink and white hues. As Yvonne's brushstrokes dance across the canvas, a symphony of flowers blooms in defiance of nature's boundaries, beckoning us to embrace the joy of uninhibited expression.

Lets Dance by Yvonne Kiely, for sale at Sunset Gallery, Port MacquarieLets Dance by Yvonne Kiely, for sale at Sunset Gallery, Port MacquarieLet’s Dance
120x120cm ACRYLIC on canvas

Yvonne Kiely – Port Macquarie Artist

“I want my paintings to invite you into their core”

Growing up on a secluded farm in the south of Ireland seeded in Yvonne an existential sense of freedom and open spaces.

She studied fine art at Dublin’s National Collage of Art and Design.

In Australia, Yvonne studied fashion at the National School of Art in East Sydney.

Her early career in the international textile and design industry involving jet trips excitement, colour and fashion fuelled energy inspired and furthered her artistic development.

Yvonne has spent the past three decades on the NSW Mid North Coast exhibiting as a professional artist and painter. Working as an art tutor and an Art Therapist.

The paintings of this award winning artist have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions and in Australian Regional Galleries
including the Glasshouse Regional Gallery Port Macquarie.

She is represented by us - Sunset Framing and Gallery in Port Macquarie.


"As I stepped back from the canvas the chorus of David Bowie's 1980's rock song ‘Let’s Dance’ came to mind. I’d been deeply immersed in a pink and white frenzy feeling like a child in her favourite Tutu Flower dress.
I wanted to paint flowers, a dalliance from my usual seascapes and dreamscapes. This flower hasn’t actually been invented by Mother Nature yet, but I’m sure She won’t mind me planting a fresh seed." Yvonne Kiely


PREVIOUS EXHIBITION
2009 – 2024 Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie. Finalists in six Northern Exposure Exhibitions. Local Narratives & Canvas, Cloth and Glass Exhibition.
2010 - 2024 Sunset Gallery, Port Macquarie. Numerous group & solo Exhibitions. Artist in Residence & holding permanent exhibiting space.
2011 – 2024 Long Point Vineyard, Lake Cathie. Group & solo Exhibitions.
2012 – 2024 Nexus Community Gallery, Bellingen. Yearly Solo & Group.
2020 – 2024 Art Walk, Port Macquarie. Yearly Exhibition, Belle Property.
2023 – Roto House, Port Macquarie (Embracing Seasons) SOLO
2016 - 2023 Macleay Valley Community Gallery, Gladstone. Yearly Solo & Group.
2022- 2023 Wauchope Art Gallery. Group & trio Exhibitions.
2023 Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey. Group Exhibition.
2000 – 2012 Breathing Colours, Balmain.
The King’s School, Parramatta. Oakhill College, Castle Hill.

"Sandlines 1" Dimensions: 150x100cm Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas 

Embark on a journey along the shoreline with "Sandlines 1," where the ebb and flow of the ocean's embrace are captured in layers of texture and movement. Inspired by coastal walks and the ever-shifting sands, Yvonne masterfully blends raw linen, archival glue, and acrylic paint to evoke the transient beauty of nature's canvas.

Sandlines 1Sandlines 1Sandlines 1
1500x100cm Mixed Media on canvas.
Yvonne Kiely – Port Macquarie Artist

“I want my paintings to invite you into their core”

Growing up on a secluded farm in the south of Ireland seeded in Yvonne an existential sense of freedom and open spaces.

She studied fine art at Dublin’s National Collage of Art and Design.

In Australia, Yvonne studied fashion at the National School of Art in East Sydney.

Her early career in the international textile and design industry involving jet trips excitement, colour and fashion fuelled energy inspired and furthered her artistic development.

Yvonne has spent the past three decades on the NSW Mid North Coast exhibiting as a professional artist and painter. Working as an art tutor and an Art Therapist.

The paintings of this award winning artist have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions and in Australian Regional Galleries
including the Glasshouse Regional Gallery Port Macquarie.

She is represented by us - Sunset Framing and Gallery in Port Macquarie.


Inspired by coastal walks.
"I am captivated by the shapes left in sand and the way the ocean water moves around rocks.
I’m enchanted by the moving and swirling shape shifting, creating momentary lines in the sand until the next wave arrives carving anew.
Sculpting with cloth and painting on canvas here, I am loving the process. Using raw linen, archival glue and acrylic paint I hope to capture a moment in nature and invite the viewer into stillness." Yvonne Kiely

PREVIOUS EXHIBITION
2009 – 2024 Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie. Finalists in six Northern Exposure Exhibitions. Local Narratives & Canvas, Cloth and Glass Exhibition.
2010 - 2024 Sunset Gallery, Port Macquarie. Numerous group & solo Exhibitions. Artist in Residence & holding permanent exhibiting space.
2011 – 2024 Long Point Vineyard, Lake Cathie. Group & solo Exhibitions.
2012 – 2024 Nexus Community Gallery, Bellingen. Yearly Solo & Group.
2020 – 2024 Art Walk, Port Macquarie. Yearly Exhibition, Belle Property.
2023 – Roto House, Port Macquarie (Embracing Seasons) SOLO
2016 - 2023 Macleay Valley Community Gallery, Gladstone. Yearly Solo & Group.
2022- 2023 Wauchope Art Gallery. Group & trio Exhibitions.
2023 Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey. Group Exhibition.
2000 – 2012 Breathing Colours, Balmain.
The King’s School, Parramatta. Oakhill College, Castle Hill.

 

"Misty Ocean" Dimensions: 40x60cm (framed) Medium: Acrylic 

Step into a realm of serenity and introspection with "Misty Ocean," where the soft embrace of Ireland's "soft days" comes to life on canvas. As gentle mists envelop the coastline of Port Macquarie's Lighthouse Beach, Yvonne invites us to linger in moments of deep calm and quiet contemplation.

Misty Ocean by Yvonne Kiely, for sale at Sunset Gallery, Port MacquarieMisty Ocean by Yvonne Kiely, for sale at Sunset Gallery, Port MacquarieMisty Ocean
40x60cm (framed) ACRYLIC
Yvonne Kiely – Port Macquarie Artist

“I want my paintings to invite you into their core”

Growing up on a secluded farm in the south of Ireland seeded in Yvonne an existential sense of freedom and open spaces.

She studied fine art at Dublin’s National Collage of Art and Design.

In Australia, Yvonne studied fashion at the National School of Art in East Sydney.

Her early career in the international textile and design industry involving jet trips excitement, colour and fashion fuelled energy inspired and furthered her artistic development.

Yvonne has spent the past three decades on the NSW Mid North Coast exhibiting as a professional artist and painter. Working as an art tutor and an Art Therapist.

The paintings of this award winning artist have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions and in Australian Regional Galleries
including the Glasshouse Regional Gallery Port Macquarie.

She is represented by us - Sunset Framing and Gallery in Port Macquarie.


"They call them ‘soft days’ in Ireland because everything is full with moisture like a huge soft water sodden sponge.
This misty oceans painting is a response to my feelings of deep calm and excitement all at once while taking in the nuances of a soft days walk on Lighthouse Beach Port Macquarie." Yvonne Kiely

PREVIOUS EXHIBITION
2009 – 2024 Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie. Finalists in six Northern Exposure Exhibitions. Local Narratives & Canvas, Cloth and Glass Exhibition.
2010 - 2024 Sunset Gallery, Port Macquarie. Numerous group & solo Exhibitions. Artist in Residence & holding permanent exhibiting space.
2011 – 2024 Long Point Vineyard, Lake Cathie. Group & solo Exhibitions.
2012 – 2024 Nexus Community Gallery, Bellingen. Yearly Solo & Group.
2020 – 2024 Art Walk, Port Macquarie. Yearly Exhibition, Belle Property.
2023 – Roto House, Port Macquarie (Embracing Seasons) SOLO
2016 - 2023 Macleay Valley Community Gallery, Gladstone. Yearly Solo & Group.
2022- 2023 Wauchope Art Gallery. Group & trio Exhibitions.
2023 Slim Dusty Centre, Kempsey. Group Exhibition.
2000 – 2012 Breathing Colours, Balmain.
The King’s School, Parramatta. Oakhill College, Castle Hill.

From the sweeping vistas of "Sandlines 3" to the dreamlike allure of "Land Of Milk and Honey," each of Yvonne's works serves as a portal into the soul of the artist, inviting us to explore the depths of our own emotions and experiences.

 

Explore more of Yvonne Kiely's breathtaking artworks and immerse yourself in a world of beauty and inspiration. Visit Art by Yvonne Kiely For sale at Sunset Gallery and enjoy browsing the works of art by Yvonne currently available through us.

 

Elevating Your Art: Introducing Our Complimentary 2-Year Clean and Check Service

As guardians of cherished memories and treasures, we at Sunset Framing & Gallery understand the paramount importance of preserving the beauty and integrity of your most precious possessions.

That's why we're thrilled to announce a new initiative designed with you in mind: introducing our complimentary 2-year Clean and Check service for all 100% in-house custom-made frames. This value upgrade is our way of expressing gratitude for your continued trust and loyalty, while also providing essential care for your valued investments.

Why the emphasis on regular maintenance, you might ask?

Well, the truth is, the environmental factors surrounding your frame – be it moisture, dust, or grime – can take a toll over time. Without proper upkeep, even the most meticulously crafted frames can succumb to wear and tear, compromising the safety and longevity of your cherished items.

Our expert team will diligently inspect and clean the glass in your frame, ensuring it remains in pristine condition for years to come. But it doesn't stop there. We go the extra mile to identify and address any signs of pitting, particularly common in metallic frames that haven't received regular attention, mould that can be common in our climate due to humidity in the home and acid that can leach out of the walls and into the backing of your frame and if left unchecked into the artwork within.

We recognize that in today's uncertain times, every dollar counts. Yet, we firmly believe that investing in a custom-made frame isn't just a luxury – it's a safeguard for the memories and valuables within. Unlike "cheap" frames that can unwittingly harm your items with inferior materials, our professional-grade, acid-free products offer unparalleled protection and longevity. It's not just about spending more; it's about investing wisely in quality that stands the test of time.

By offering this complimentary service, we aim to show appreciation for clients like you who understand the value of safeguarding your treasures with the utmost care and attention. Your trust in our craftsmanship and materials is not taken for granted – it's celebrated and reciprocated with every frame we meticulously construct and maintain.

So, whether you're preserving a cherished family portrait, a priceless piece of art, or a memento of a special moment, rest assured that your investment is in good hands. With our complimentary Clean and Check service, we're here to ensure that the beauty and significance of your treasures endure for generations to come.

Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious memories. We look forward to serving you and safeguarding your cherished items for many years to come.

Your An Artist - Don't Worry, We Have You Covered

As part of our commitment to supporting artists, we're thrilled to say our complimentary 2-year Clean and Check service for all 100% in-house custom-made frames, is transferable - from the date of framing. This service not only ensures the longevity and pristine presentation of your artwork but also presents a unique opportunity to add value and assurance for your clients. Imagine being able to offer not just a beautiful piece of art but also the promise of ongoing maintenance and care, courtesy of Sunset Framing & Gallery.

It's a powerful way to instill confidence and trust in your potential art clients, assuring them that your work is not only a stunner today but will remain so for generations to come. Let us partner with you in elevating the perceived value and quality assurance of your artwork and it's framing, ensuring that your clients know you value not just your art but them also.

Looking Up: Exciting Updates from Sunset Framing & Gallery

As we embark on the journey of progress, we're thrilled to share some exciting news from Sunset Framing & Gallery. Our creative space on the second floor is soon to reopen for hire, offering a vibrant hub for artistic endeavors and community engagement. While the installation of a new roof may bring a bit of noise and construction activity, rest assured that it's all systems go in our framing workshop and gallery space.

Though the view from outside may change temporarily, our commitment to excellence and creativity remains steadfast. We invite you to join us in embracing this phase of growth and renewal, as we continue to elevate artistry and inspire connections within our community.

Stay tuned for updates on our reopening and upcoming events. In the meantime, don't hesitate to visit us at Sunset Framing & Gallery, where creativity knows no bounds. Thank you for being here and for your support of our family business ~ Scott & Cherie

 


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