Settled amongst the tall eucalyptus trees on the ridge of Clear Mountain, Christa’s Art and Gilding studio and private gallery is a space where you’ll find contemporary artworks coated with drama and soft organic lines.
The gallery is owned by artist Christa Coetzee and is open to visitors on the last Saturday & Sunday of the month, as well as by appointment.
Christa’s earthy modern style makes her artwork extremely desirable to display not only in the home, but also in corporate workspaces.
In addition to welcoming art lovers, Christa’s studio in the Moreton Bay Hinterland also comes complete with a self-contained Airbnb, providing a tranquil space for other likeminded people to paint, write, reflect and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane City.
Christa’s passion for capturing mood is evident in her artworks. By incorporating gilding, ink, acrylic, metal and even digital media, the studio is always filled with the anticipation of something truly exceptional.
Gilding is certainly one of her favourite techniques, which utilises an extremely thin sheet of gold or silver alloy to decorate wood, metal, glass, ceramics and other objects.
Gold leaf has long been a popular style of art, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans. This medium has proven to be just as prevalent in modern-day studios.
This subtle shimmer, combined with Christa’s Eco-Art-Pen has become the signature of her mountain studio. When you visit, make sure to ask for a free demo to appreciate the exceptional marks the Eco-Art-Pen produces, which is handcrafted from organic and reclaimed materials found in Clear Mountain.
Christa also gets much joy in teaching this technique to those who are looking to learn a new skill in Moreton Bay Region.
Christa’s Art and Gilding is part of the Samford Arts Trail – a month-long celebration held in the northern suburbs of Brisbane every weekend in June.
The event gives day-trippers, weekenders and locals the unique opportunity to visit artists in their studios and shared spaces, where they can meet the makers, learn their technique and purchase original art direct from local Australian artists.
Christa is also proud to be part of Tawny Trails, a monthly Creative Living Experience.
Mixing the beauty of nature and the magic of creativity into an art and lifestyle trail - the Tawny Trails self-drive experience will take you on a crafted journey to experience life through the eyes of artists.
Enjoy the scenery, squeeze modelling clay, taste wine, throw some paint, smell the rejuvenating mountain air, view award-winning artworks, ponder the masters of creativity or spend a night in luxurious mountain accommodation – the choices are endless!