Artist Suzy Buhle has opened a new gallery, Buhle Art Gallery, at Aratula. Photo: Sarah Harvey / The Queensland Times
Artist Suzy Buhle has opened a new gallery, Buhle Art Gallery, at Aratula. Photo: Sarah Harvey / The Queensland Times Sarah Harvey

Painter to venture out on own with art gallery in Aratula

AFTER more than a decade working out of other people's galleries Scenic Rim artist Suzy Buhle decided it was time to venture out on her own.

The well-known painter has set up her own gallery, Buhle Art, in an old butcher shop in Aratula.

The gallery acts as her studio as well allowing visitors to see her hard at work while the Buhle Art is open on weekends.

"I'd been at Art and Soul in Boonah for more than 10 years, and at a gallery in Red Hill before that," she said.

"I decided it was time for me to venture out by myself."

Her work, including a portrait of her father entered in this year's Archibald Prize, covers the walls of old butcher shop.

She described her style as "contemporary figurative" her works often depict exaggerated women's bodies.

"The female form is what I'm known for; you've got to find a niche in art.

"People see this style and they know it's one of mine. I don't try and copy anyone else."

Other parts of her style depict an aerial view of races, including swimming and horse, which she said has proved a popular change from her usual style.

Her work has been shown at galleries across the region as well as in galleries in Brisbane and Sydney.

The official launch of Buhle Art will be held at the gallery on Elizabeth St, Aratula, on Saturday, December 1 from 3pm.



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