Or take the opportunity whilst visiting Tamborine Mountain to call into one of the special Art Galleries that display the wonderful works of these talented and often unique creative people.
On Tamborine Mountain there is a variety of opportunities to find just the piece you have been looking for. Nothing is further than ten minutes away, so there is time to visit all the shops and galleries and browse at your leisure and a chance to buy a very special gift for yourself or someone significant in your life.
We invite you to come on up and share in the rich and diverse artistic offerings of beautiful Tamborine Mountain.
Just scroll through the arists & artisans listings below or use the Search Box to search and you will be shown full details.
Maki Horanai – Artist
Mountain Dreams Studio Gallery has been operating on Tamborine Mountain since 2007, when it first opened on Gallery Walk. At that time co-owner Maki Horanai was having two painting exhibitions each year, one on Tamborine Mountain at Marks and Gardner Gallery, and a second at Main Street Gallery in Montville on the Sunshine Coast. But she loved doing ceramics as well and the gallery was filled with her pieces, as well as those of fifteen other local artists. Popular items were the books, cards and prints which were made on handmade paper and composed of prints of Maki’s paintings together with the haiku poems of her partner, Hillel Weintraub, who was managing Mountain Dreams.
After a son Luca was born, Maki and Hillel decided to close the venue on Gallery Walk and focus on raising Luca until they could find a place where they could live and also have a home gallery. In May, 2012 Maki and Hillel opened up Mountain Dreams Studio/Gallery as a home based business at their residence at 314-332 Macdonnell Road, Tamborine Mountain. The gallery now shows only Maki’s work, including original paintings, mixed media, ceramics and the handmade books and cards and prints.
Her work has also been shown in New York City at the Arts Fair there in 2013 and 2014, taken by Marks and Gardner Gallery to introduce the best of Australian artists.
Visitors to Tamborine Mountain who love unusual art and gifts will not want to miss a chance to visit and view Maki’s distinctive body of work, by an artist whose work stays long and deep in a viewers heart.
Jo Morgan – Artist
Born in Sydney in 1956 Jo completed the Commercial Art course at Randwick in 1972 and successfully pursued a career in advertising, working in several major art studios and agencies in Sydney. A move to beautiful Tamborine Mountain in 1985 prompted a change in direction into neon and illuminated displays. Her designs light up casinos and nightclubs throughout Queensland. This background in commercial design and years of rendering client’s dreams on paper have provided Jo with a solid grounding in the necessary skills to make the improbable very believable.
As well as running her magical Fairy shop called Flights of Fancy in her hometown Tamborine Mountain Jo now concentrates on fine art. Jo works from the home she shares with her husband in a studio overlooking a wonderful garden that provides endless inspiration.
“Art is something I have always had to do so I consider myself incredibly lucky to be able to indulge my compulsion and my passion.”
Gaye Dell – Author/Illustrator/Designer
Gaye Dell, a local author/artist, created greeting cards especially for Tamborine Mountain. She is inspired by the beauty and magic of our neighbourhood…
She has BA’s in Fine Arts and Education from Australia and a third one from the University of Florida combining her two passions, Art and Creative Writing. She has published 13 books for children and has written, illustrated and provided the graphic design for all of them.
In the days of yore, Gaye held the world’s fastest time for the 200 metres hurdles for over two years and represented Australia in both the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. She is a proud owner of a silver medal for the 100m hurdles in 1974 in Christchurch.
She’s a little slower these days!
Gaye’s art and poetry are on folded cards and are supplied in a protective cello sleeve with quality white envelopes.
Large (A5-210 x 148) $6.50 – Small (C6-105 x 148) $5.00
You may also choose to remove the “Tamborine Mountain” greeting from the image, or contact Gaye to arrange a personal greeting.
View the entire line of cards at Gaye Dell’s website or email Gaye at email@example.com for wholesale costings and/or more information.