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Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 2d ago

Sketching in Toowoomba

This last weekend, the Brisbane City Sketchers went to Toowoomba for the whole weekend.  My good friend Brett Danvers organised the whole thing and it was a fabulous weekend.Toowoomba's colo...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 2W ago

Cleveland Lighthouse and Restaurant.

The lighthouse was built in 1864 by the Queensland Government. It lit up Cleveland Point until it was replaced in 1975 by the concrete light. It is a hexagonal wooden lighthouse about 12...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 2W ago

Sketching Kurilpa Bridge Brisbane City

The name KURILPA reflects the Australian Aboriginal word for the South Brisbane and West End area, and means "place for water rats". The bridge cost $63million to build and is the world...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 3W ago

Vulture Street Brisbane

Vulture Street is a very old street in South Brisbane with some wonderful old houses along it as well as a wonderful Syrian church and the old Royal Queensland blind Association Building.  M...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 3W ago

Sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers

Spring Hill Baths were designed by Thomas Kirk and built from 1886 to 1913 by William M Park. It is also known as Arthur Street City Baths and Municipal Baths at Spring Hill. One of the p...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 1M ago

Bulimba Ferry terminal (Ferry Wharf)

The Bulimba ferry terminal was built in 1922 for the Balmoral Shire Council, then responsible for the efficient servicing of several ferry routes across the Brisbane River. Since the days...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 1M ago

Qld State Library

Queenslands first State library was built in Williams Street in 1986 It is a fine old building that has been repurposed and now the State library lives across the river at South bank, and wa...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 1M ago

Last Plein Air artwork for 2016 was a commission.

I had the greatest of pleasure making a plein air commission in the last 2 days of 2016.  I sat on the verandah of a fabulous house looking at beautiful views of Moreton Bay.   (Now my cli...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 1M ago

Sketching in the Historic Orleigh Park - West End - Brisbane

The area of Orleigh Park was originally known as Coombes Swamp.  It later became known as Hills End.  As the names suggest it is a very wet area, and subject to disastrous flooding. Three...
Judy-Joy Bell Fine Art · 1M ago

Story Bridge and Customs House.

Fabulous Morning sketching with the Brisbane City Sketchers at captain Burke ParkThe Story Bridge is the longest cantilever bridge in Australia. The bridge is part of Bradfield Highway and ...