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Celebrating 5 years!

Celebrating 5 years!

Added on 28 November 2018 by Annette Spinks

To celebrate 5 years in my art studio and gallery I will be presenting a special eclectic mix of old and new works.  The exhibition will run from 27th December until 27th January.   Featuring never before seen original abstract works from 2002, along side new ocean inspired and abstract works. Opening times will vary so please check before you visit and if you are interested in a particular painting please call ... READ MORE


Open Studio Melbourne Cup Weekend

Open Studio Melbourne Cup Weekend

Added on 29 October 2018 by Annette Spinks

The studio will be open again this Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November from 11am - 4pm.  I have some wonderful new abstract pieces and my most recent ocean inspired paintings on show, everyone is welcome.  If you are interested in a particular painting please call before you visit to make sure it is in the studio and not at another gallery.  ... READ MORE


Home Viewings Available

Home Viewings Available

Added on 09 October 2018 by Annette Spinks

The studio will now be open by appointment (I'm never far away and happy to open for you), while I work on producing a series of works for my upcoming exhibition next year.  I regularly travel up to Melbourne  to visit clients and would be happy to bring any paintings you are interested in to your home for viewing.  Please feel free to get in contact to arrange a suitable time or for any enquiries.  ... READ MORE


Amazing Time In The Studio

Amazing Time In The Studio

Added on 24 August 2018 by Annette Spinks

I have had a wonderful time this Winter in the studio and I'm really looking forward to showing you all my latest creations. This piece has taken months to create, working up many layers.  Inspired by the moonlight as it dances across the beautiful inlet waters of Inverloch.  The moon is mesmerising, I love the light it creates and I'm often out roaming the coast at night for inspiration.  The studio will be ope... READ MORE


Major Works And Commissions

Major Works And Commissions

Added on 25 April 2018 by Annette Spinks

A big thank you to everyone who has visited the studio over the past few months and continue to support my journey.  It is now time for me to concentrate on some major works and commissions so the studio will be open by appointment only for a while.  If you are interested in a particular painting I frequently travel to Melbourne to visits clients and I would be happy to bring my art to you for a home viewing, just co... READ MORE


Open Art Studio And Gallery

Open Art Studio And Gallery

Added on 29 March 2018 by Annette Spinks

The Gallery will be open this Easter from Good Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April, Thursday 5th to Monday 9th,  and Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th April from 10am - 4pm each day.  I will be showing my very latest abstract works and 'Wave' series paintings.  Southern Bazaar have joined me again for a huge warehouse clearance sale, so plenty to come and see.  If you would like to speak with me personally, plea... READ MORE


The Other Art Fair Sydney

The Other Art Fair Sydney

Added on 28 March 2018 by Annette Spinks

I have just returned from exhibiting at The Other Art Fair in Sydney.  There were over 100 amazing artists and it was a pleasure to meet them.  I would like to thank the organisers for such a wonderful and successful event.  A special thank you to my new collectors and all of the local and overseas visitors.   Looking forward now to getting back in the studio.... READ MORE


The Other Art Fair Sydney

The Other Art Fair Sydney

Added on 03 March 2018 by Annette Spinks

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to exhibit some of my latest works at the upcoming Other Art Fair in Sydney from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th March.  I will be showing some of  'Wave' series and abstract paintings.  There will be over 80 amazing artists there so well worth a visit. Please use my code to redeem free tickets and feel free to share and let everyone know.  Hope to see you ther... READ MORE


Into The Blue - Limited Edition Prints

Into The Blue - Limited Edition Prints

Added on 27 January 2018 by Annette Spinks

'For over 15 years I have holidayed, explored, snorkelled and swam off Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef.  I find the colour of the water there stunning and the island pristine and beautiful.  But what I love the most is when you put your head into the water and discover another magical world below.  The coral is equally enchanting as the curious sea life.  In these paintings I captured the life and en... READ MORE


Pop Up Exhibition

Pop Up Exhibition

Added on 27 December 2017 by Annette Spinks

Southern Bizarre and I have teamed up to create a pop up exhibition of furniture and art.  The art studio/gallery will be open every Thursday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm.  60 Dixon Street, Inverloch.  Everyone is welcome.... READ MORE


Open Studio December 27th through January 2018

Open Studio December 27th through January 2018

Added on 13 December 2017 by Annette Spinks

The art studio and gallery will be open over the Summer holidays.  I have been busy working on some large scale abstracts and ocean inspired paintings and look forward to showing you my latest works.  Gallery opening days and times will vary, so please contact me if you are planning a visit.  Please stay in touch by joining me through my social media, all the links are below.  I look forward to seeing you.&... READ MORE


See art in your room

See art in your room

Added on 05 December 2017 by Annette Spinks

In my never ending journey to keep up with technology, I have come across this great app that let's me superimpose my art into your rooms.  You simply take a photo of your wall (keeping it straight) and I can show you how my art will look in your space.  I've been having a lot of fun with this, so I look forward to receiving you pics.  Just a reminder that the studio will be open again in January as I'm working ... READ MORE


Open By Appointment

Open By Appointment

Added on 18 November 2017 by Annette Spinks

I am busy in the studio working on some major commissions and some bright new abstract works.  I am happy to open by appointment or if you are interested in a particular piece I regularly come to Melbourne and you can preview the art in your space.  I am planning on opening the studio again through most of January and will be featuring an eclectic  mix of my new abstract works and latest 'Wave' series paintings.... READ MORE


Open Art Studio And Gallery

Open Art Studio And Gallery

Added on 30 October 2017 by Annette Spinks

I'm really enjoying the warmer weather and the inspiration from many visits to the beach.  I have been busy creating some 'Waves' and will be exhibiting them over the Melbourne Cup long weekend.  Everyone is welcome, the studio is located at 60 Dixon Street, Inverloch.   Wave Series Spring 2017... READ MORE


Open Art Studio And Gallery

Open Art Studio And Gallery

Added on 12 September 2017 by Annette Spinks

After a very busy and inspirational Winter, I'm pleased to announce that the studio will be opening again Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October from 11am - 4pm.  Exhibiting my latest large scale abstract works inspired by the rough stormy seas over Winter and Moonlight on the Ocean.  If you are interested in a particular painting please call before your visit to make sure it is in the studio and not at another Gallery.... READ MORE


Open Art Studio And Gallery

Open Art Studio And Gallery

Added on 23 August 2017 by Annette Spinks

Annette has had a great time creating some fantastic new work over Winter and will be showcases these paintings when her studio is open during the second week of the September School holidays.  Everyone is welcome to visit the studio and see her latest creations. For opening times check facebook or call 0418555222.  ... READ MORE


Storm

Storm

Added on 27 June 2017 by Annette Spinks

I love living by the ocean particular in the dead of Winter.  The mood and colours of the sea are amazing and I've been inspired to paint some moody stormy pieces.   I have just finished this painting titled 'Rough Seas' Winter 2017 it is 90cm x 90cm, the textures and the blues are amazing.  If you would like to receive further information on this painting or any other, please send me an email through the contac... READ MORE


Open Studio June Long Weekend

Open Studio June Long Weekend

Added on 31 May 2017 by Annette Spinks

The studio hasn't been open to visitors for quite some time as I have been totally absorbed in 'creating', and honestly it has been far too messy to have anyone through.  I have decided to open over the long weekend in June on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th.  I will be there myself and will be showing my most recent abstract works.  If you are interested in a particular painting please call before you visit to ma... READ MORE


The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2017

The Other Art Fair Melbourne 2017

Added on 10 May 2017 by Annette Spinks

From the 4th to 7th of May I had the pleasure of being part of the inaugural The Other Art Fair Melbourne.  The venue chosen for the fair was The Facility in Kensington which was ideal, opening night was a huge success and over the course of the next few days I met some wonderful artists and many collectors.  A big thank you to all of the great volunteers, the art fair director Zoe and staff for an amazing event. &nb... READ MORE


Selected To Exhibit At The Other Art Fair Melbourne

Selected To Exhibit At The Other Art Fair Melbourne

Added on 04 April 2017 by Annette Spinks

Annette has been selected to exhibit in the inaugural The Other Art Fair in Melbourne.  Chosen from over 500 applicants Annette is one of 100 artists and is thrilled with the opportunity to present her latest collection of paintings.  The exhibition is being held at The Facility in Kensington from May 4th - 7th, 2017.   Tickets and information are available online at theotherartfair.com   ... READ MORE


Named one of the 'Artists To Watch'

Named one of the 'Artists To Watch'

Added on 20 October 2016 by Annette Spinks

Thrilled to see I was chosen as one of the 'Artists To Watch' in the current issue of Art Edit Magazine.  Thank you so much. "There is a fluidity in Annette's work that is captivating.  The artist uses bold, vibrant colour combined with soft organic shapes to produce her abstract works." ... READ MORE


Art Studio And Gallery Open Saturdays

Art Studio And Gallery Open Saturdays

Added on 28 September 2016 by Annette Spinks

I shall be travelling overseas from Friday the 30th September and returning the 14th October.  While I'm busy surfing, snorkelling and soaking up the inspiration I have decided to have a break from my phone and email enquiries, so  please forgive me if I don't get back to you until my after my return on the 14th October.  The studio will still be open every Saturday from 11am - 3pm and everyone is welcome.  ... READ MORE


Open Studio Over September School Holidays

Open Studio Over September School Holidays

Added on 17 September 2016 by Annette Spinks

Annette's Studio will be open over the September school holidays Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Saturday 1st October.  Showing her latest works from the new series 'When The Moon Speaks To Me' as well as other new abstracts and her latest 'Wave' paintings, everyone is welcome.  If are interested in a particular painting please call before you visit to make sure it is in the Gallery and not at another loc... READ MORE


Open Art Studio And Gallery

Open Art Studio And Gallery

Added on 03 September 2016 by Annette Spinks

We are pleased to announce that Annette's Art Studio And Gallery will now be open every Saturday.  Annette will be showing her latest works from the new series 'When The Moon Speaks To Me' as well as other new abstracts and her latest 'Wave' paintings.  If you are interested in a particular painting please call before you visit to make sure it is in the Gallery and not at another location, and if you are unavailable ... READ MORE


New Series Exhibition

New Series Exhibition

Added on 22 August 2016 by Annette Spinks

It's nice and quiet in Inverloch over Winter and I have had a fabulous time in the studio.  I have been working on a brand new series, some great new colours and amazing abstracts.  I was going to try some new mediums, but wanted to do just 'one more resin piece'.  Well I was so pleased with the result, and had such a wonderful time creating it, that it led to a this new series, yes still using resin.  Part... READ MORE


Free Home Viewing

Free Home Viewing

Added on 12 July 2016 by Annette Spinks

Many of Annette's clients buy her art directly from this website, but if you happen to live in or around Melbourne and you are interested in seeing some paintings in your home,  Annette or one of her representatives would be happy to bring them to you.  The photos on the website are the best representation photographically of the paintings that we have, but when you see the paintings up close you feel a real apprecia... READ MORE


New Art and Exhibitions - Subscribe

New Art and Exhibitions - Subscribe

Added on 21 June 2016 by Annette Spinks

If you would like to receive information on where Annette's work is being exhibited, notification of new art and to receive news on what she's up to, please subscribe to our Newsletter.  You can also follow and join her on instagram, facebook and pinterest.... READ MORE


Open Art Studio And Gallery

Open Art Studio And Gallery

Added on 08 June 2016 by Annette Spinks

The studio will be open this Saturday 11th from 10am - 3pm and Sunday 12th June from 11am - 3pm.  Come and see the latest 'Wave' series art Annette is currently working on as well as her other most recent creations from the 'Deeper' series, everyone is welcome!  If you are interested in a particular painting, please call before you visit to make sure it is in the Gallery and not at another location.  The Art Stu... READ MORE


Open Art Studio And Gallery

Open Art Studio And Gallery

Added on 24 May 2016 by Annette Spinks

Annette's Art Studio And Gallery will be open this coming Sunday the 29th May from 10am - 3pm.  Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Inverloch, a picturesque and easy two hours drive from Melbourne.  The studio is a converted shed where Annette creates her beautiful art.  Come and see some of her latest pieces.  Everyone is welcome.... READ MORE


Finalist 2016 Calleen Art Award

Finalist 2016 Calleen Art Award

Added on 06 May 2016 by Annette Spinks

How exciting! My painting 'Looking Through Windows' has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Calleen Art Award and will be exhibited with other finalists from 1st May until 19th June at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW. The Calleen Art Award is an annual acquisitive award for contemporary painting in any subject or style. It was established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM and is made possible with the generous support ... READ MORE


Article In Coast Magazine

Article In Coast Magazine

Added on 19 April 2016 by Annette Spinks

Coast Magazine have written a wonderful article about me in the current issue.  You can read it under about/media on this website.  They took this photo of a recent commission for a client in Melbourne, details under commissions page.  Thank you Coast! Also the studio is open this Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend, if you're interested in a visit.  Everyone is welcome! ... READ MORE


Mingara Gallery Phillip Island

Mingara Gallery Phillip Island

Added on 14 April 2016 by Annette Spinks

Mingara Gallery, in Cowes on Phillip Island has just received this latest painting from the 'Wave' series, titled' Oceans 2016'.  It is a large scale piece at 180cm x 150cm and is gorgeous.  It captures the energy and life of the ocean, showing Annette's talented connection with nature's raw beauty.  The colours look amazing, true rich blues and the contrasting splash of white on the dark blue just stunning. &nb... READ MORE


Open Studio - Easter

Open Studio - Easter

Added on 18 March 2016 by Annette Spinks

The Art Studio And Gallery will be open over the Easter long weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Annette has been working on a new body of work 'Deeper'.  These stunning pieces explore the depths, layers and experiences of her many years of snorkeling and swimming.  See underwater gardens, coral and sea life in these unique abstract paintings.  Everyone is welcome. 60 Dixon Street,  Inverloch.  ... READ MORE


Open Studio March

Open Studio March

Added on 01 March 2016 by Annette Spinks

Annette's Art Studio And Gallery will be open over the long weekend in March, Saturday 12th from 10am - 4pm, Sunday 13th 11am - 3pm and Monday 14th from 10am - 3pm.   Annette has been working on a new body of work 'Deeper'.  These stunning pieces explore the depths, layers and experiences of her many years of snorkelling and swimming.  See underwater gardens, coral and sea life in these unique abstract paintings... READ MORE


Great Response

Great Response

Added on 02 February 2016 by Annette Spinks

What a wonderful response we had from everyone who visited Annette's studio/gallery during January.  The sales, commissions, and positive feedback was tremendous.  Annette has also been busy over Summer creating some fantastic new works, and they will be uploaded to this site soon.  If you would like to receive information on her latest works and upcoming exhibitions please subscribe to receive our newsletters. ... READ MORE


Art Studio And Gallery Open

Art Studio And Gallery Open

Added on 24 December 2015 by Annette Spinks

Annette's Art Studio And Gallery, located in the beautiful seaside town of Inverloch, will be open everyday from 26th December until January 27th.  Exhibiting the latest paintings from her 'Wave' and new 'Essence' Series.  Everyone is welcome.  If you are planning on visiting and you are interested in a particular painting, please call first to make sure it is at the gallery and not another location.  Phone... READ MORE


Ocean inspired Wave Series

Ocean inspired Wave Series

Added on 10 December 2015 by Annette Spinks

The latest paintings from the 'Wave' Series have now been uploaded to this site.  The artworks are available online or you are most welcome to visit Annette at her Art Studio And Gallery which will be open every Saturday until Christmas.  After Christmas we will be open everyday through to the start of February.  If you are interested in a particular painting, please call before you visit to make sure it is in t... READ MORE


Busy in the studio

Busy in the studio

Added on 25 November 2015 by Annette Spinks

I have recently returned from a trip to beautiful Margaret River in Western Australia, I had wanted to go there for some time.  The day I arrived the waves were sensational, with a big swell coming in and although I didn’t surf them, I watched on as others did.  I spent a lot of time roaming and exploring the coastline and went swimming in some of the more sedate waters.  Inspirational Inverloch, where I live,... READ MORE


New Series Launch

New Series Launch

Added on 27 October 2015 by Annette Spinks

We are pleased to announce the launch of Annette's latest collection of works 'Essence'.  These large scale paintings have been created over the past two years and explore the journey and exploration of finding oneself.  It is a celebration of Annette's innate knowledge and resolution that painting is her life passion, the essence of who she is.  Her joy, strength and clarity of vision. With renewed focus a... READ MORE


Exhibition Manyung Gallery Sorrento

Exhibition Manyung Gallery Sorrento

Added on 06 October 2015 by Annette Spinks

We are pleased to announce that Annette will be Exhibiting her ocean inspired 'Wave' Series at Manyung Gallery Sorrento from Noon Saturday 31st October until Wednesday 25th November.  Inspired by her love of the ocean this exhibition includes an exciting collection of her most recent works. Enquiries please phone David at Manyung Gallery on 97872953 or 0412770055.  Manyung Gallery Sorrento, 113a Ocean Beach Road, Sor... READ MORE


The Studio is open during School Holidays

The Studio is open during School Holidays

Added on 24 September 2015 by Annette Spinks

I have been working on a new series of large scale works and you have the opportunity to come and preview them before their launch.  Over the school holidays the Gallery will be open Thursday 1st - Saturday 3rd OCtober 10.30am - 3.30pm.   Art Studio And Gallery 60 Dixon Street, Inverloch... READ MORE


The Gallery is open Saturdays

The Gallery is open Saturdays

Added on 29 August 2015 by Annette Spinks

The Gallery will be open again every Saturday in Spring from 10.30am - 3.30pm.  Annette has been very busy over Winter creating some exciting new works that will be on display.  If you can not make these opening times, please call to arrange a time and day that suits you 0418 555222.... READ MORE


A Wedding Gift

A Wedding Gift

Added on 28 July 2015 by Annette Spinks

Clients Ian and Abbigail came to me last year with the fantastic idea of getting their wedding guests to contribute towards commissioning a piece of Art.  The wedding gift measures 240cm x 120cm and sits proudly in their living area.  It is a beautiful reminder of this time in their lives and the friends that have shared it. It means so much to me, to be given the opportunity to create a piece that means so much to p... READ MORE


Open Studio

Open Studio

Added on 28 June 2015 by Annette Spinks

Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Inverloch, Annette works from her own Art Studio and Gallery.  An amazing place, a converted shed is full of colour.  It's a fabulous space to create and showcase her work.  Everyone is welcome.   The gallery will be open on Saturday the 4th July from 11am - 3pm.  Situated at 60 Dixon Street Inverloch.  Enquiries phone 0418555222. Exhibiting her latest 'Wa... READ MORE


Free Home Viewing

Free Home Viewing

Added on 02 May 2015 by Annette Spinks

For people who live in live in Melbourne or the surrounding suburbs, we are happy to bring the paintings to your home for a free viewing.  Please feel free to discuss with us your requirements and send us some photos of the space. We would be pleased to bring along multiple paintings with no obligation to purchase. To make a booking please send an email through our contact page or call 0418 555222.... READ MORE


Annette Spinks’ 5 tips to make a living selling art

Annette Spinks’ 5 tips to make a living selling art

Added on 19 March 2015 by Annette Spinks

Annette Spinks’ 5 tips to make a living selling art Original article by Freddy Grant from www.bluethumb.com.au  For Annette Spinks, being an artist wasn’t a choice. ‘I just have this overwhelming desire and passion to paint, it is who I am. I would create art with dirt if I had nothing else.’ She is one of our best selling artists and it is no coincidence; she puts in the work and it pays off.True for most ar... READ MORE


Gallery Open

Gallery Open

Added on 03 March 2015 by Annette Spinks

The gallery will be open this Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am - 4pm.  Located at 60 Dixon Street, Inverloch.  If you are interested in a particular painting, please call before you visit to make sure it is in the Gallery and not at another location. M: 0418555222... READ MORE


Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Added on 07 February 2015 by Annette Spinks

The Gallery was open everyday in January.  Thank you to everyone who visited and for all your positive feedback.  A very special thanks to everyone that purchased and commissioned paintings.  I'm so excited about this year, I have some fabulous paintings I've been working on and can't wait to share with you.  Please join our mailing list, Facebook or Instagram for photos of my most recent Art.  ... READ MORE


The Studio/Gallery is Open for January

The Studio/Gallery is Open for January

Added on 26 December 2014 by Annette Spinks

Annette's Art Studio and Gallery will be open throughout January. Located at 60 Dixon Street, Inverloch. Come and see her latest paintings from the 'Wave' Series and other recently completed works.  You will also see some amazing works in progress. The Gallery will be open most days from 10am - 4pm. For enquiries please call 0418555222. ... READ MORE


Testimonials

Testimonials

Added on 24 November 2014 by Annette Spinks

I received these two lovely emails this week. 'I was going to wait until both paintings had arrived to email you, but I'm just so delighted with   the painting that arrived today, that I had to let you know.  It is absolutely beautiful, the photos over the internet could not do it justice.  I am so incredibly happy to be able to have this beautiful piece of art in my home forever.  Looks like I'm going to h... READ MORE


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