Australian artist Ian de Souza's Fremantle studio has attracted much interest both nationally and internationally. The beautiful garden studio is also where I am fortunate to be able to go to each Tuesday night for Life Drawing - about two and a half hours sketching a model's poses for one, two, five maybe ten minutes. About half way through the evening we enjoy a relaxing break at the long table shown above which has mining cart wheels and is set onto rail tracks.
Constructed from "pre-loved" materials - an old railway carriage, recycled bricks and timber this indoor-outdoor space was the venue of our Soiree of the Senses on Sunday.
Ian is standing by the fire and you can get a peek of some of his artworks on the walls. If you would like to know more about his studio and artwork click here.
Sculptor Toby Bell was also at the Soiree to share the delights and pitfalls of constructing his sculpture Caliban which was featured in this year's Sculpture by the Sea held at Cottesloe Beach. Shown below he is giving a fascinating demonstration of how he went about constructing such a large work.
The garden studio has something in every corner to delight the senses.
It was a wonderful evening but eventually it was time to leave. Minnie came to to see us off.