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About Kym Gow

Kym Gow began her Art Career rather late in life after commencing with a local group of Artist in the southern suburbs of Perth in 2008.

Seascapes have been a prominent subject of passion for Kym. Her art techniques and style have developed over the past few years to include a number of successful entries into art shows and magazines across Australia.

January, 2014 an Art Studio was created nearby to allow for a more focused application.

Many commissions have been completed and some are in residences interstate and overseas in the USA.

Kym enjoys getting out and about with her photography of various seascapes and then sets about recreating them in her studio located in Hamilton Hill. The aquamarine colours of the ocean and the rugged coastlines across the South West of Western Australia is what excites her into action.

An invitation is extended to anyone who would like to commission Kym to paint a personalized piece of somewhere unique and special to them. Simply supply a digital photo and leave the rest up to Kym to recreate for you!

Kym Gow Art added Custom Picture Framing to the mix when the studio was set up. Kym now makes up her own custom made Canvas’s to paint on and then proceeds to create the finished artwork complete with it being framed by her.

The Custom Picture Framing is offered and a FREE consultation is available at a suitable time for the client.


View All Exhibitions

Atwell Art Gallery, June 2010

Batavia Furniture – Geraldton 2010

Melville Art Awards, 2011 – Acrylic Seascape presented

Pickled Fig Café Restaurant – Solo Exhibition Sept. 2011

Pickled Fig Café Restaurant – Solo Exhibition Mar. 2012

Melville Art Awards, 2012 – Photography exhibited

Pickled Fig Café Restaurant – Solo Exhibition Oct. 2012

Melville Art Awards 2013 – Oil Seascape exhibited and achieved the Highly Commended award

Pickled Fig Café Restaurant – Solo Exhibition Oct. 2013

Melville Art Awards 2014 – Photography Exhibited

ACAS Awards of Excellence Exhibition – Winner of First Prize in Oils May 2014

About Jim Gow

Landscape photography is my passion

James (Jim) Gow Lives in Fremantle, Western Australia and schooled at John Curtin High, then went on to qualify as a pharmacist at Curtin University (WAIT).

The first photos were at about 17 years, at high school after his grandparents, Jim and Marjorie Gow gave him an AGFA fix focus camera taking slides.
He was completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award through high school and used to take the camera on the 2-6 day expeditions through the blackberry infested Nannup river system in South West, Western Australia.

Christian Fletcher’s (www.christianfletcher.com.au) gallery in Mandurah, Western Australia first inspired Jim.

It has been a pleasure to have met some of Australia’s best photographers they are Ken Duncan, Christian Fletcher, Tony Hewitt, Nick Rains, Michael Fletcher, Mark Stothard, Peter Eastway, Jackie Ranken NZ, Mike Langford NZ and from the U.S. Kevin Raber.

Jim has always loved taking landscape photography and Christian’s work inspired him to find out what he was doing and what cameras he used.

Jim bought another camera, a FUJI 617 manual panorama camera as that’s what Christian was using in his early shots. A great camera but it only takes 4 shots of 120 roll film and the camera cost $4,500 second hand! Using a manual light meter, a Minolta no less.

As a scientifically based analytical type person Jim didn’t believe that digital would ever beat the molecular quality of fine grain film taken at 50 ISO. He was so wrong.

Enter the Phase One IQ180 80-megapixel camera. Medium Format 6.x4.5cm image size and 35 ISO.

Kym and Jim went on a PODAS – Phase One Digital Art Series seminar to New Zealand in 2011 in Queenstown, New Zealand with Ken Duncan and Christian Fletcher both Australian Landscape Photographers of the year. Ken is an absolute gentleman and Christian is a crack-up always ready with a quick retort or repartee.

Love taking landscapes. This website is the home of jimmygphotography.com.au and jimgowphotography.com.au.