The 2020 calendar, 'Up North', hot off the press in October 2019, is on sale at Douglas Arts Base, Mossman, Anna Curtis' gallery stall at Port Douglas Markets on Sundays and every day at Art in Transit Gallery in the Coconut Grove complex, Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, as well as direct from participating artists....until sold out.
Priced inexpensively at $15 each or two for $25, the calendars feature attractive artwork, mostly derived from the online exhibition of the same name.
Click on each image to see it enlarged, then click the 'back' arrow to return to this page.
All experienced artists, participants have lived in the tropics of Far North Queensland for many years, so know it well.
Subjects range from the iconic old sugar wharf to the ancient, much loved Mossman Gorge, seascapes, deserts, rainforest and rivers.
Gail Shaw lives in the rainforest, north of Mossman, the backdrop for her studio being amazing waterfalls tumbling from the peaks of the Great Dividing Range.
Also a watercolorist, Jeff Whitehill reflects his 'backyard' of mangroves, birds and Coral Sea creatures observed from his home - a boat moored in the Port Douglas Inlet.
Anna Curtis specialises in reduction linoprints, an exacting but satisfying print-making medium. Her observations of life in her garden and the reef and rainforest beyond are thoughtful and full of beauty.
Favourite subjects of Sylvia Ditchburn's are the majestic fan palms, which thrive in pockets in the wild rainforest of Far North Queensland.
Start each month with a fresh little artwork, then, at the end, flip it over to see what the next month will bring!
Here Rod Sherlock and Shravaka Woods use their different skills to tell stories about the movement of the Coral Sea along beautiful beaches which line the coast of this tropical region of Australia.
Original artworks may still be available for purchase if you really love a particular featured calendar image. Check here.
Botanical artist, Julie McEnerny, enjoys recording intriguing detail of her subjects (often found in Cairns Botanical Gardens) in delicate watercolour.
Anneke Silver responds to the colours and movements of tides in the ancient tropical Australian landscape, where she lives.
From the West coast to the East, from the Indian Ocean to the Coral Sea, Jill Booth and Tania Heben both depict the changing colours of the landscapes and the forces that shaped them across Latitude 16.5, Australia.
The vital role of mangroves in the eco system is understood by Chrissie McLaughlin as she paints their twists and turns through ancient Daintree wetlands.
Flooded rivers and creeks are a fact of life in Far North Queensland, with Tim Ellis' commentary focussing on details which give added meaning beyond the obvious.
We hope that you are enjoying the artwork in this 2020 calendar. They make superb gifts so share the beauty with your friends!