Comedian W.C. Fields is said to have said, ‘‘Never work with children or animals.’’
Coralie Horsnell does both.
The Hassall Grove art teacher will host her first solo exhibition at Alroy Tavern this week.
Animal Instinct is a collection of canvas paintings and ceramic sculptures.
Horsnell hopes to wow art enthusiasts with her love of bold colour, suggestive curves and purposeful linear marks in evocative abstract art.
‘‘I’ve developed my own style and I want to share it with everyone,’’ she said.
‘‘I’ve been doing art all my life. It relaxes me if I haven’t done it for a while.’’
Mrs Horsnell has a fondness for animals and the joy they bring by being their pure, quirky selves. She established Artistique Art & Design in 2011 after the birth of her third child.
It provides private art lessons, mostly to children.
Many students have won Blacktown Art Prize and Sydney Royal Easter Show awards.
Mrs Horsnell’s focus has shifted towards self-expression in the creation and development of her own unique style.
‘‘I hope to hold more exhibitions in the future,’’ she said.
Animal Instinct opens at the Alroy Tavern, Plumpton, at 7pm on Friday night.
Guests will be treated to champagne and canapes on arrival, live entertainment and art.
Images of Mrs Horsnell’s artwork will be on display at Alroy Tavern during November.
Details: 0434 331 113.