2019 Margaret River Region Open Studios | Lynne Boladeras

Geographe artist Lynne Boladeras will open her studio to the public during Margaret River Region Open Studios event.
Geographe artist Lynne Boladeras will open her studio to the public during Margaret River Region Open Studios event.

Geographe artist Lynne Boladeras grew up in the outback of WA and it is where she loves to go back to and paint.

Travelling for four months of the year, Ms Boladeras packs up a tent with her partner and heads to remote communities in Australia's centre.

"It is where I grew up, worked and lived up until about 15 years ago, most of my life I lived in remote areas of WA," she said.

"I still enjoy going back there, I just do not want to live or work there all the time because it is pretty tough."

Earlier this year, Ms Boladeras held an exhibition in Fremantle called Desert Messages, the paintings were from a trip she did several years ago.

Ms Boladeras sketched the many "weird" signs she saw in the desert and used them for inspiration in her latest collection

"You would not think there are many signs in the desert but there are an awful lot, I called the exhibition Desert Messages because of that," she said.

"One painting is a sign I saw at one of the junctions, it was an old 44 gallon drum, everything was 'no' [no camping, no photos].

"Another one was on an old car bonnet, it said do not bury your rubbish please dispose of it by burning."

Ms Boladeras' work is vibrant, many of her pieces are created from water colours and mono prints. She usually draws in her journal while travelling then paints from her sketches.

During this year's Margaret River Region Open Studios event, Ms Boladeras will be holding demonstrations teaching people how to paint with water colours.

One of her pieces of artwork will also be auctioned off to help raise money for Variety the Children's Charity WA four-wheel drive adventure.