HEALING ART: (front, from left) Alesa Heysmond and Karen Bradley with the Protestors Falls backdrop painted by members of the Village Artists (back, from left) Mary Jacombs, Ros Little and Dors Skinner.
HEALING ART: (front, from left) Alesa Heysmond and Karen Bradley with the Protestors Falls backdrop painted by members of the Village Artists (back, from left) Mary Jacombs, Ros Little and Dors Skinner.

Nature comes to expo

IF YOU can't get the punters out into nature, bring a bit of nature with you.

That seems to have been the guiding philosophy behind the creation of a large mural of Protestors Falls that will form the backdrop of a stall at this weekend's Starlight Wellbeing Expo.

Alesa Heysmond runs an "intuitive healing" business called Nature's Portal and regularly takes her clients out to Protestors Falls.

"It's a special place and you don't need to have a particular fitness level to get there. Anyone can do it, and people are more open (to healing techniques) when they are in a place like that," Ms Heysmond said.

So when Alesa and her friend and fellow healer Karen Bradley decided to get a stall at the Starlight Expo, they called on some of the artistic talent in the region to create a mural of the falls.

The Village Artists are a group of artists who live in the villages of Dunoon, The Channon, Bexhill and surrounds.

They meet once a month to hold workshops and share ideas.

"Lots of people were involved in creating this," Alesa said.

Artist Reg Gregor also came and gave his advice on how to go about the mural, while others donated old paint from out of their sheds, and a projector was borrowed to project an image of the falls so they could create an outline on the three canvas panels.

  The Starlight Wellbeing Expo runs from today, Friday, March 29, to Monday, April 1, at the Bangalow A&I Hall.


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