Immersing In The Sublime: Featured Artist Maria Paterson

This is second of a series of BCC Blog posts dedicated to our inspiring Byron Arts Classic Artists.

In this collection of works local artist Maria Paterson uses oils, pastels, and mixed media to shape and form her impression of the constantly shifting water landscape.

“My art relates to my memories and feelings. The in between of imagined and what is in front of me. The water is a reflection that changes minute by minute day by day, holding reflections between the sky and earth.

Immersing myself in this sublime experience I paint my works trying to capture the fleeting moment in time that this landscape evokes in me.”

Maria Paterson – Pelican and Comorant 1
Maria Paterson – Tendrils
Maria Paterson – Little Bird
Maria Paterson – Golden Afternoon
Maria Paterson – Between sky and Earth
Maria Paterson – Across the water NYE
Maria Paterson – Drift

You can discover more of Maria Paterson’s works by visiting:

Discovering Local Artists: Byron Arts Classic.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of attending the celebrated Byron Arts Classic yet – Let me fill you in. Run over Easter, The Byron Arts Classic is an annual 7-day celebration of inspiration, creativity and involvement in the visual arts. It is an inclusive community art exhibition featuring over 300 works by local artists.


With the vital help of over 50 volunteers, we manage to convert the entire Centre into a massive art gallery. The Theatre becomes a three-tiered gallery with a floor-to-gantry sculpture garden surrounded by paintings, photographs and works on paper. This extends to the upper level where many of the smaller works are intimately displayed.

Conference rooms are miraculously (well, painstakingly) transformed into beautiful bright galleries featuring everything from intricate works on paper to ready-made sculptures.

Upstairs and down the foyers, stairwell, conference rooms and every little space in-between are filled with artworks from our community. You will find emerging visual artists hanging side by side with established artists. It really is a sight to behold.

Once the 7 days are up, everything vanishes as though it never happened.

With one, maybe two artworks exhibited by each artist we’re afforded just a brief glimpse of each artist. We want to see more. This is the first of a series of BCC blog posts featuring Arts Classic Artists. Over the coming months we’ll be delving a little deeper into the world of our much-loved local artists, Sharing collections, statements and intimate stories from our favourite Byron Arts Classic artists.

Our first Byron Arts Classic Featured Artist is Sabine Brosche.

I work in a variety of mediums and love experimenting with new ideas and
materials. My main passion and inspiration is always the natural world.
I often recycle materials. I am intrigued by what can be created without
buying / consuming more (art) stuff.

Natural Ig Sig – Sabine Brosche
Stillness – Sabine Brosche
Misty Morning One – Sabine Brosche
Misty Morning Two – Sabine Brosche

You can find more of Sabine Brosche’s work online: