A rustic haven nestled in the bush

  • Coomeallah
  • Coomeallah
  • Coomeallah
  • Coomeallah

Our Location

A rustic haven nestled in the bush

19 Charltons Creek Rd Berrilee NSW 2159 Australia

Our Artists

“Coomeallah” is nestled in a peaceful and quiet rural bushland setting in Berrilee , a short walk from Eastbourne Art Gallery.  The property name was inherited from Fiona’s Irish great grandmother’s property in Mudgee in the central tablelands of NSW.  The property itself obviously inspires  creativity as both Fiona and her daughter Julia draw inspiration from their beautiful native surroundings for their artwork.

With its abundant bird life and acres of surrounding native bushland, ‘Coomeallah’ is an inspirational property for any visitor wishing to enjoy  the beauty of the Australian bush – or to capture it in their own artworks!

Our Art

  • Painted artworks on canvas
  • Metal sculptures
  • Unique handmade textiles and garments
  • Finely detailed leather art
  • Bespoke timber furniture
Fiona Westwood
Fiona WestwoodPainter
Fiona has always had a passion for painting. She spent the first half of her working career in pathology, after completing a degree Science. She then ran a successful family business for many years. Finally after selling the business a few years ago, Fiona has finally been able to indulge in her love of painting.
Helen MacRitchie
Helen MacRitchieTextile artist
Helen MacRitchie is a textile artist who combines the sculptural nature of wet felting with fabrics and free machine embroidery to create layered textural surfaces with focal interest. Originally training as a pharmacist in the UK she completed a certificate and Diploma in Contemporary Embroidery and Stitched Textiles by correspondence when she moved abroad and decided to follow an artistic direction full time.
Lisa Shepherd
Lisa Shepherd Floral Artist
Lisa has a life long love of the arts and began her career after studying Interior & Three Dimensional Design in Wales. She went on to specialize in textile design and printing and her passion for fabrics and a keen eye for colour grew. She now uses her many years studying a variety of techniques to produce both home and lifestyle products. Lisa was the recipient of the Porter’s Paints Award of Excellence for her wallpaper design whilst studying at the International School of Colour and Design.
She has always had a strong connection with nature and draws her inspiration from Australian flora, both native and unassuming plants often passed by; her latest collection is a celebration of the humble weed.
Fanny Clarsen & Jemma Wlasichuk
Fanny Clarsen & Jemma WlasichukUp-cycled Furniture
Sisters-in-law Fanny Clarsen and Jemma Wlasichuk transform furniture into stunning feature pieces that add soul to modern homes. Together they run their business ‘shed eleven’ from their workshop in Sydney’s Upper North Shore.
Drawing on their wealth of creative talents and their love of travel, they bring an eclectic and sophisticated eye to their work. Utilising art techniques not traditionally seen in the field of furniture painting, such as lino printing and sgraffito, they convert tired but functional pieces into treasured items within a home.
Janelle Hampton
Janelle HamptonLeatherwork Artist
The prime focus of my leatherwork is creativity and self-expression. I love to experiment with different leathers and techniques and transform them into unique and often unexpected pieces of art that are both visual and tactile.
As all my work is designed after considerable thought and created from passion, each completed article not only gives me personal satisfaction but encourages me to explore new experiences with leather.
My work has received awards at the Royal Easter and Hawkesbury Shows and The Dobell Arts and Craft Festival. I now hold some weekend workshops at The Leather Guild of NSW.

Patricia Muir
Patricia Muir Weaver
Patricia Muir has been producing authentic cloth on her looms for 20 years. Her complex designs and patterns derive from traditional weaves of Viking origin. She works with all natural materials including fine wools, linens, silks, cotton, leather and timber.

Her work is actively sought by medieval re-enactors and the general public at events and fairs around Australia.

John Woulfe
John Woulfe Metal & Wood Sculptor
Inspired by his life surrounded by the Australian bush and the ocean, John creates bespoke sculptures of unparallel craftsmanship using rare, iconic Australian timbers. Both free standing or wall hung, his artworks comprise of unique combinations of Australian Red Cedar, Huon Pine, Blue Gum or Jarrah with Stainless steel & Sydney sandstone.
Purely handcrafted and designed by no one but John, each piece is 100% bespoke with endless opportunities in terms or size, structure, design, materials and more.
John Woulfe design is the perfect balance between class, unique creativity, craftsmanship and wow!
Julia Westwood
Julia Westwood Painter
Julia Westwood is an figurative artist working in Sydney, Australia. With a background in symbolism, semiotics and social research, Julia’s work is characterised by themes of family, memory, nostalgia and mortality. She is particularly interested in cultural dynamics, stories of hardship and adversity, exploring how this can be translated and conveyed through an image. Julia’s professional practice include drawings and paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour on a variety of different surfaces such as canvas, board and paper. Inspired by artists such as Frank Auerbach, Marlene Dumas and Laura Lancaster, her current work focuses on figurative expressionism and gestural mark-making within a restricted palette to invite familiarity with the past.

Images From Our Exhibiting Artists

Fiona Westwood – PainterFiona Westwood

Helen MacRitchie – Textile ArtistHelen MacRitchie

Lisa Shepherd – Floral ArtistLisa Shepherd

Fanny Clarsen & Jemma WlasichukFanny Clarsen & Jemma Wlasichuk

Janelle Hampton – Leatherwork ArtistJanelle Hampton

Patricia MuirPatricia Muir

John Woulfe – Metal & Wood SculptorJohn Woulfe

Julia Westwood – PainterJulia Westwood