A glittering gathering assembled at Feather and Lawry Gallery for the opening of an exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Kendall Perkins.

As they drank champagne and wine and munched on delicious hors d’oeuvres the guests marveled at the brilliant, colourful paintings, which have an in-your-face quality about them, adorning the walls of the gallery.

The exhibition titled Wildcards for Winnie is a tribute to Kendall’s mentor, confidant and friend John “Winnie” Kendall, who passed away in September of last year.

Kendall, who is based in Buderim, has been painting professionally for over 20 years. She has exhibited in many countries including Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States and her works are displayed in public and private collections around the world.

Kendall, who says she does not take herself too seriously, has always taken pride in being “an innovator not an imitator”.

“I absolutely love and am passionate about what I do,” she says. “I keep my work diverse so there is always something for everyone. I think my works have a ‘feel good’ factor about them because they make people feel happy and alive. I believe I create a product at a reasonable price that is always appreciating in value.” Kendall has also contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds for charities.

Wildcards for Winnie will be on display at Feather and Lawry Design until October 8.

Words by Graeme Kelly
Images by Feather and Lawry Gallery