Sharing Their Love Of Art at the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre

Helen Love working on a piece.
Helen Love working on a piece.


HELEN Love and Joana Johnston definitely have a love and talent for Art, and its on exhibition at the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre.

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Helen Love has always been creative and had a strong desire to paint.

Over the years her talents have been taken up with developing small to medium size businesses, two of which she still runs today.

Nearly 10 years ago, her sister gave her a box of assorted painting materials for Christmas, an obvious push for her to start painting and follow her passion.

After doing many workshops here and throughout the Hunter, Helen has developed a taste in what she wants to paint and an ongoing thirst for more knowledge and different techniques.

With a keen sense of colour, creativity and a good dash of imagination, Helen’s style is big and bold!

She likes to experiment with different effects.

Helen Love told News Of The Area, “My favoured mediums are inks, pastels and acrylics, Oh, and printing, encaustic art, drawing, air brush painting.”

Joana Johnston spent her the early years of her career in the Hospitality Industry creating using her artistic flair to create boutique accommodation properties and creating innovative catering to corporate clients.

Changing direction of her artistic eye, Joana’s art encourages the viewer to study her work to discover the hidden objects.

Joana lives in Port Stephens and is currently exhibiting at the Artisan Collective, which has pieces on display on d’Albora Marinas and throughout shop windows in Nelson Bay and at The Port Stephens Community Art Centre Nelson Bay.

Joana works in various media such as resin, acrylics, oils and yupo sculpture, often combining several mediums into mixed media collage.

Currently, Joana is working on a yupo sculpture body of work to exhibited later in 2018 and she also takes on commission pieces.

Both Joana and Helen’s works show a true love of art.




Joana Johnston with one of her Yupo Sculpture.
Joana Johnston with one of her Yupo Sculpture.

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