Lately, I have been enjoying the challenge of capturing the magic and power of our West Coast seascapes. <br> These framed acrylic on canvas paintings are now available for viewing at Bushman’s Restaurant, Strahan.<br>
What a blast! I’m buzzing with visual overload after Troy took me for a bird’s eye view of this magical place I call home. It has certainly inspired some creative thoughts for new artwork!. The evidence of our lives is so insignificant against the backdrop of the West Coast wilderness. Glorious springs to mind…and then […]
It was a great afternoon at the Bushman’s in Strahan for the opening of “A Spotlight on the Piners” exhibition on Saturday 9th December 2017. Many thanks go to Julie Fletcher for taking these photos of the event.
Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are” Theodore Roosevelt Bold, audacious and enterprising, the Piners recognised ‘opportunity’ when they saw it! As tough, strong young men, they rose to the challenge and; with determination and hard work, made a living by harvesting Huon Pine in the Gordon River system. Working conditions were […]
Maggie Johnson on display Bushman’s is a proud supporter of local art. Currently on show are the works of local artist Maggie Johnson. ALL works are available for sale and can be shipped domestically and internationally. Why not drop in for a glass of award winning Tasmanian wine and or dinner (sampling our new menu […]
A recent interview on the ABC radio with Rick Eaves When New Zealander Maggie Johnson met the love of her life, Darren McQueen, it led to a move all the way to the west coast of Tasmania. Darren grew up at rugged and isolated Cape Sorell, south of Macquarie Harbour, accessible only by boat. Maggie […]
Fun night at the opening of The Golden Thread Exhibition on Friday 17th March 2016 at the Wilderness Woodworks Gallery in Strahan. Big thanks to Max Stitcher for the great photos.
Wow, I am absolutely delighted by the response to my Golden Thread exhibition on Friday, the 17th March at the Wilderness Woodworks Gallery in Strahan! Although I have worked as an artist at other times in my life, this was my ‘coming-out as an artist’ in the West Coast community, so I was thrilled with […]
Theme: “Serendipity: Chance and possibility” Presented by Tasmanian Regional Arts, Material Girl is Tasmania’s premier art award for women. It is a themed, non-acquisitive art award that is made possible by the generous support of Zonta, Bell Bay Aluminum and the Tasmanian Government. I was delighted to receive the Zonta Emerging Artist Award in the […]
Showing at Wilderness Woodworks Gallery, Strahan Esplanade, Tasmania. 17th March – 21 April 2017. Paintings of magical realism by Tasmanian Artist Maggie Johnson. This collection of recent artworks is painted from the heart. Themed on light, flight and things that delight, they celebrate the magnificence and splendour of living on the West Coast of Tasmania.