Artists & Artisans of Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain is home to many acclaimed artists and artisans. You can see their work by contacting them directly and arranging an appointment to visit their workshop.

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.

Gaye Dell – Author/Illustrator/Designer

Our Location Tamborine Mountain, Phone: +61 7 5545 3261Mobile: 0400 090 985

Gaye Dell Artist Illustrator Painting Gaye Dell Artist Illustrator Cards

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 for wholesale costings and/or more information.

Maki Horanai – Artist

Mountain DreamsOur Location 314-332 Macdonnell Road Eagle Heights, QLD 4271Mobile: 0424 960 817

Maki in the Ceramic Studio Makis Painting Song Of The Harp

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

Our Location Tamborine Mountain, Phone: +61 7 5545 1157Mobile: 0417 973 311

Painting Flame by Jo Morgan Painting Essence-of-Rose by Jo Morgan

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.”

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  • Gradually Maki has become more and more known for her distinctive and evocative paintings. She began exhibiting in Canberra at Paintbox Finearts in 2010 and has held an exhibition there every 18 months.

    A review in the Canberra Times said of her work: “a wealth of art historical influences is distinctly apparent. These richly coloured expressions which centre on the cycles of life are pastiches of early Italian Renaissance art, Byzantine-influenced Greek and Russian icons, and the Iapanese Kano school and Edo period art. While various art traditions entertain the appreciative observer, along with universal themes surrounding life cycles, Horanai’s work radiates a personal warmth… The tree of life is a recurrent motif in her symbolically rich work, where Horanai communicates ideas concerning the regenerative spirit or universal order, which is not necessarily religious or metaphysical, although such themes are evoked…”

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  • Jo Morgan – Artist

  • Jo Morgan portrays the human form in acrylics, watercolour, pastels and coloured pencil. Her work is included in private collections Australia wide as well as England, Ireland Japan and New Zealand.

    Jo Morgan’s representations of the human form and human relations have been influenced by her years in the advertising field. Whilst revering men and women her renditions often gently lampoon society’s perceptions of the ideal. Her female forms are rarely portrayed in a realistic setting, putting them beyond and sometimes above the ordinary. Jo often takes her inspiration from the images used to advertise.

    “We are constantly bombarded with intense images telling stories far beyond the scope of the product they promote. Within these images I find glimpses of emotional intensity not at first obvious and often overlooked within the superficial context of the advertising medium. My ‘Intimate Glimpses’ series in acrylic is intended to highlight these frozen moments of the human condition, in particular the so-called ‘battle of the sexes'”.

    “My art is about beauty but has its feet firmly planted in the soil of sceptical humour. Do we all look like this? No. Should we all look like this? Of course not. But there’s no denying we all have a fascination with beauty, we recognise it, and to some degree we all covet it.”

    “I’ve always loved pencils, the feel and smell of them, the satisfaction of a perfectly sharpened point, so indulge myself by working often in colour pencil. It allows a delicacy and control achievable in very few mediums and suits the portrayal of the ethereal wonderfully well. Although I work in other mediums I always come back to this one for a treat. My exploration of the female form has resulted in several series. These include; ‘Botanical Beauties’ featuring flowers and nudes; the ‘Angel’ series, probably the most irreverent series portraying less than perfect angels; ‘Dreams’ series a study of sleep and the magic it performs; the ‘Water’ series; and the ‘Cocktail & Desserts’ series, pure fun.”

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