Tania Wursig: A Sydney born and based artist, is best known for her flamboyant palette and exploration of sensual, her paintings are a celebration of the feminine. A graduate of the Sydney College of the Arts, majoring in fashion and textile design, Tania’s unique style combines her distinctive compositions with the textural possibilities of painting on damasks, lace and other vintage textiles. Wursig is of German, Finnish and Gypsy descent. She attributes the exotic nature of her work to her varied cultural background. This identification with foreign cultures manifests itself in a diverse colour palette and cultural icons from around the world. Her dynamic career as a professional painter has taken her all over the world, including residencies in Paris and Barcelona, an invitation to the International Artists’ Symposium in Budapest, commission work in Maui, Hawaii and in 2011 Wursig was awarded an on going annual 2 month painting residency in Tahiti. Embracing new cultures and experiences has given this artist an appetite for the narrative. Drawing inspiration from her own journey, she has introduced a deeply personal language of symbolism and imagery into her paintings. She is an artist with a multiplicity of styles. Wursig has exhibited regularly to continuing success both in Australia and abroad for over 2 decades. She has a strong loyal following and her paintings are held in private collections world wide including France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, U.K. USA, Hawaii and Tahiti. Public collections include; Cellar de Can Ginestar in Barcelona, the M.O.M Gallery in Budapest and Le Meridien Tahiti.
Greg Hawes: From a very young age art and design has always been a major part in Greg’s life, during his early 20’s for 12 years Greg exhaustively scoured Italy to collect decorative articles and furniture, hand crafted by Italian artisans, always buying according to his eye and vision. While travelling Italy over these years, began Greg’s love of photography with perfect facades, landscapes around every corner, coupled with amazing Northern Hemisphere light. Greg travels frequently to capture images on his camera and has a huge bank of images of people, places and things on which to draw from his artworks, as he likes all types of subjects and draws inspiration from all of them.