Lisa Storchheim—Pastel Artist
Lisa turned to immersion in wilderness colour through pastel drawing, after submersion in orchestral colour as Principal Bassoonist in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for 30 years. She loves the earthy quality of pastels, which makes her portraits of animals come to life!
Lisa’s works displayed in Waterfalls Cafe & Gallery are based on images by Bronwyn Scanlon, realised using sound and sight on joint expeditions into Mt Field National Park.
Darryl Freestone—Wood Turner
Born in Footscray, Victoria though he spent most of his childhood in South East Queensland. Darryl undertook a trade in printing, married and with 5 children in tow moved around Australia keeping pace with the changes in technology. Having a Tasmanian born father and with some of the best artists and timber species in Australia was the reason dor the move across Bass Strait in August of 2005. Before this move Darryl was self taught using GMC Lathe that cost only $100 .Within the first month of arriving he enrolled to learn wood-turning at classes held in Hobart.
What started as a hobby has become his living, with some of his work in Australia, Europe and the USA. His mother is a well known artist from Queensland living in Toowoomba on the Darling Downs and this family trait is the reason he can see the potential in any piece of timber. Once piece may become an apple or a pear while others may become large centre piece bowls but each has been carefully turned to bring the natural beauty of the timber to the fore.
Peter Dombrovskis 1945-1996
Peter Dombrovskis emigrated from Germany to Australia in 1950 and started taking photographs in the 1960's. He was strongly influenced by pioneer, conservationist and photographer Olegas Truchanas, who became a father figure to him.
In February 2003, Peter Dombrovskis was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, United States of America. Peter is the first Australian to be accorded this honour.
Some of Peter's photographs have been instrumental in the conservation of various Tasmanian wild places including the prevention of the damming of the Franklin River. Peter's works were published for nearly four decades in the form of books, calendars, cards and posters.
On 28th March 1996, Peter died while photographing in the Western Arthur Range in southwest Tasmania. His second wife, five children and 2 stepchildren survive him.