Noosa STYLE magazine - Autumn 2014 edition

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glorious tropical sunsets. Each painting is an evocative invitation to enjoy this artist’s truly original and distinctive style. Now his portfolio has expanded to include hand stencilled silk screen prints, etchings and acrylics on canvas. See the brilliant earthy reds of Central Australia and enjoy reflections of the Venetian canals. Art lovers are captivated by Ashleigh’s interpretation of scenes of Australia and abroad. Since securing a post graduate diploma in fine art, Ashleigh has won numerous awards and held more than 50 one man exhibitions in Australia and around the world. Ashleigh has opened five galleries selling only his works and is welcomed as an invited guest at some of the world’s most renowned art galleries. His annual stint as artist-in-residence at Uluru is eagerly awaited. Ashleigh says he has been doing this for the past 18 years and has no intention of stopping. “We look forward to our annual pilgrimage to Central Australia each January,” he says. “I also hold an annual exhibition in Dubai each November to December. This year will by the fourth time in the United Arab Emirates. We love Dubai; it is the most fascinating place.” Ashleigh’s ever increasing vibrancy and excitement has helped develop a keen following of art collectors and investors. He produces commissioned works for public display and private collections. The new gallery houses a collection of wonderful art work, homewares and fashion sourced by Ashleigh’s wife Kate. See the beautiful range of exclusive Italian linen and silk pieces, exclusive homewares and gifts sourced from around the world. For more information visit or the Ashleigh Manley Gallery and Studio at 572 Esplanade Urangan.

Underwater photographer, Steffen Binke has an affinity with water as a backdrop for his craft.


teffen says "Water makes everything more poetic, romantic, weightless and enchanting. That's why it's become my canvas." He is renowned for photographing babies, children, couples, pregnant mothers, and even hairy dogs underwater - and although the location may be challenging, the results are spectacular. Steffen and wife Arielle, photograph in their underwater studio in Buderim, but are open to other locations, as long as the water is clean and clear. So it could be your favourite beach, pool, the wide blue ocean, or a crystal clear lake. For more information on the perfect Birthday gift, Mother's or Father's Day or anniversary present visit Ph: 5445 6653