Two artists, Jenny Laidlaw and Pauline Treloar are showing artworks at Tussock Upstairs during August


Jenny Laidlaw  – Precariously Perched


The inspiration for my artwork ultimately comes from a love and passion for the ocean and coast.

I think of my artwork as “collections”, where the world I create is “collected”. Each picture, with its group of found objects, finely detailed pen and ink and pencil drawings and 3D hand made paper elements, blend together like a jigsaw puzzle. By combining all the elements, the viewer can then learn and interpret the story behind each picture.

My intricate study of found objects and detailed drawings invite the viewer to look more closely, discovering far more than they had initially observed.

My artwork tells a story of a nearly mythical combination of landscapes, blending realism, surrealism and found objects in the hope that it will inspire the viewer to contemplate his or her own relationship with the coastal environment and the impact man may have in these pristine, untouched environments, where isolation, desolation and seclusion can be dominant.

Pauline Treloar – Point Lonsdale Pier


I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted from a very young age. I have exhibited successfully at various venues on the Bellarine Peninsula as well as Mildura, where I lived for some time.

I am influenced by a lot of artists and spend many an hour browsing through art books soaking up the paintings within. Recently, I have also enjoyed photography. Using my photos to inspire and create a painting is a creative and exciting experience.

Living locally, inspiration is easy to find within the local landscape, including the magnificent views of Port Philip bay and the Heads. Besides the local landscape, my work includes still life and flowers. However, I tend to paint whatever takes my fancy.