Rosalie Gallery has officially opened “Enchanted” an exhibition by Wood Artisan, Sean Lloyd. This unique collection includes beautifully crafted chairs and furniture pieces from wedding settings to unique kitchenalia. All pieces are crafted from local timbers, vines and tree branches.
“I have tried to capture the beauty of nature using mainly tree branches and vines and turning them into rustic furniture,” said Sean.
“I grew up working on farms and learnt that if you wanted something you made it yourself.” Sean spent some years on an outback cattle station and learnt leatherwork from his father, making saddles and harnesses in his spare time. He has served in the Australian Army within the Infantry in North Qld and has taught woodwork on a volunteer basis at St. Monica’s School Oakey.
He enjoys the challenge of “one off” pieces and has recently established an agent for his work in Sydney. When Sean isn’t working on one of his wood pieces, he enjoys playing electric guitar from blues thru to Neo classical. He has a keen interest in motor bikes and is also a published author. He is currently working on a book of short stories.
Previous exhibitions have been held in Art Galleries incorporated in Toowoomba and in Miles. His rustic furniture is available for hire at weddings and general functions.
The exhibition concludes on Sunday 4th November. Rosalie Gallery is in Mocatta Street, Goombungee. Opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 3.30pm. For further information phone the Gallery on 4696 5600.
Story and photo by Jenny Gersekowski