Vivid colour of Flinders on display

Tony and Julie Smith, the owners of Rawnsley Park Station, welcomed 30 guests to the opening of Tenacious Landscape: Flinders Ranges at The Woolshed Restaurant.

The exhibition is being held as part of the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival and is on display until October 6.

The subject matter of the 20 watercolours and six ceramic artworks on display is landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and some birds of the region.

Artist, Catherine Bourn, has been working on the paintings in the exhibition for over two years.

Hans Heysen, well known for his dramatic landscape paintings of the Flinders Ranges, is a major influence in the work.

Catherine Bourn said Tenacious Landscape for her, not only describes this harsh but beautiful place but also her approach in bringing this exhibition into existence.

She balanced teaching full time and family commitments with numerous Rawnsley Park painting trips to complete the works on display.