Lyn Diefenbach (Oils & Pastels)

Lyn Diefenbach


A Professional artist that has been teaching painting internationally and across Australia for over 20 years.“To leap into the unknown every so often is good for the soul, all be it sometimes terrifying and confronting.” 



Cherry Hood (Watercolour)

Cherry Hood


Cherry Hood is an Australian artist well known for her haunting large-scale watercolour paintings of faces. Winner of the Archibald Prize in 2002, Hood’s works are in leading state, institutional, private and corporate collections around Australia and in public and private collections around the world.


Louise Saunders (Watercolour Botanicals & Pastels)

Louise Saunders


Local Fine Artist/Illustrator Louise Saunders (Awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to Wildlife Conservation and Visual Arts 2019) is best known for her fine detailed watercolour botanicals.



David Wells (Pastel & Watercolour)

David Wells


David Well’s stunning pastel work has featured internationally on the cover of both the Pastel Journal and The Artist Magazine, while his portrait of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge is now part of the Royal Family’s art collection.
With a focus on portraits and figurative work, David has been the recipient of a long list of local and international awards and has exhibited extensively in South East Queensland, and in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.


Isabella Allis (Oils & Charcoal)

Isabella Allis

Practicing artist Isabella Allis teaches portraiture, still life and landscapes in various mediums including oils, charcoal, graphite and coloured pencils. Best known for her portraits in oils, Isabella works on a commission basis and has entered many competitions. Her portrait of Dr Jeannette Young (now Governor of Queensland) was a finalist in the inaugural 2019 Brisbane Portrait Prize.  Her love of dance is evident in her figurative artworks as can be seen in “Picnic I” which won the 2021 Petite Pieces competition at Aspire Gallery. Isabella finds a lot of joy in working with students to develop their skills and define their personal journey in art.

Sandra Temple (Mixed Media)

Sandra Temple


Sandra Temple’s passionate interest in wildlife, and particularly in wildlife conservation, is evident in her art, in her teaching and in her support for the field of wildlife art in Australia. With more than 30 years experience as a professional artist, illustrator and author, as well as a sought after teacher, tutor and art judge, Sandra has worked in all mediums – but has a strong interest in mixed medium art works.


Manuela Pilz (Oils & Charcoal)

Manuela Pilz Profile Photo

Manuela has been a practising artist and teacher for more than thirty years working and exhibiting in the UK, Spain, and Australia. Her field of interest is life drawing and portraiture using oil or charcoal. Recently, she has won first prize for her portrait in the 2021 d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards. In 2017 Manuela fulfilled a lifelong dream to study in Italy and attended the Florence Academy of Art allowing her to work with artists trained in the classical skills that Italy is renowned for. Her initial training was at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) where she studied a Fine Art BA Hons course and it is there that she discovered a passion for working with figurative art.