Upon entering our display space in Station Street, Bowral, your eye will immediately be drawn to the two magnificent artworks that are now hanging on our walls. The large canvases, capturing the atmospheric skies of the Southern Highlands, are the work of local Bundanoon artist, Del Cooley.

Del obtained her degree in Fine Arts from RMIT University in Melbourne. Twenty years ago, Del and her husband moved to the Southern Highlands, where she has continued to create and exhibit her stunning artworks. Her style has evolved over the years, but the core of Del’s talent lies in her abstract scapes. Del says exhibiting has always been first and foremost for her, and the painterly abstract qualities of all work has meant many successful showings in Sydney and Melbourne.  Del also has a love of teaching and has inspired many students locally.

Del says she is inspired by a “feeling” rather than something she sees. She starts with blocks of colour and then the painting just takes on a life of its own. The process takes a long time, sometimes months, as when Del finishes a painting, she’s happy at first, but as time passes, can’t resist adding some finishing touches.

We love to host visitors in our display to enjoy Del’s work as much as we do! Her works, Infinity and Highland Sky await or visit Del’s website, www.delcooley.com.


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