Regional life will soon be on show at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery.
The latest exhibition, Rose Coloured Glasses, will open at 6pm on June 7, and feature the works of Terri-Ann Crothers and Kate Owen who are inspired by the beauty of the everyday, their surroundings, their memories and their desire to explore and express the beauty and vibrancy of regional life.
Queensland artist Ms Crothers is from Queensland and finds inspiration on the land.
"I paint to capture the life we have on our property but with an infusion of colour to add my personality and outlook on life.," Ms Crothers said.
"The often harsh environment I live in is a subdued, muted landscape, so I often need to interpret the subject matter with an intensity of colour and try to create something aesthetically pleasing to the viewer
"I also create to put a smile on people's faces. It is so rewarding to produce paintings that people from both the city and country can relate to and enjoy."
Fellow artist Ms Owen from North Star said she loves to use acrylics on canvas and paper because "they allow me to work quickly" and enable her to create "textural effects and contrasts in opacity".
"I mostly start with experimentation of colour palettes on paper. Sometimes these are works of art in themselves. Other times, I apply paint directly onto the canvas and just mix colours to see where it leads," she said.
"I love contrasts of thick vivid and luscious colours with pale and transparent layers. Mixing colours directly on the canvas gives me a new and unexpected result each time.
"The outcome is never apparent from the start; the work takes on a life of its own as I go and dictates a certain path."
The works will feature acrylics, oil pastel, graphite, collage and pencil and will be on display until July 5.