Such beauty of a creature - Kathy Medbury and Chris Elsbury.
An online exhibition supported by Hume Galleries, Victoria.

This exhibition celebrates two artists’ ability to capture the character and colour of wild creatures.

Riddells Creek artist Kathy Medbury and Chris Elsbury from Broadmeadows present a series of painted and drawn pictures of birds, animals and insects. Both artists use close observation and delicate linework to render sharply focused portraits of their subjects. A gentle sense of humour is present in many of the images – suggesting the artists’ desire to capture the inner personality of the creatures they portray.

Kathy has a background in graphic art and currently lives near the Macedon ranges. She hopes her acrylic and watercolour images inspire others to take the time to seek wildlife in nature and to participate in protecting the environments in which they live for future generations.

Chris works on a tinted paper to bring out the strong colour and lustre of his detailed pencil and pen drawings. Many of his subjects appear paused in motion, as if encouraging the viewer to appreciate the quiet dignity in all living creatures.

All artworks in this exhibition are for sale.
Please contact the artists directly by email with purchase enquiries:

Kathy Medbury -
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Chris Elsbury would like to thank fellow Hume artist Gayle Humphries for professional mentoring towards this exhibition.

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About Hume Galleries

Hume Galleries are three unique gallery spaces run by Hume City Council (Victoria Australia):
Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery - Craigieburn Global Learning Centre
(75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064)
Town Hall Gallery - Town Hall Broadmeadows
(10 Dimboola Road, Broadmeadows 3047)
Sunbury Gallery - Sunbury Global Learning Centre
(44 Macedon St, Sunbury 3429)
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(image credit: Lemur Monkey Daydreaming, 2019)

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