Canvasing the Coast

Art exhibition at Vianta Arts Beerwah

Nicole Burr is a Sunshine Coast local creative who has never thought of art as a career, but as a passion and an escape from normality and the busyness that surrounds us. When she did return to work after raising a family, she was lucky to work in hands-on, creative areas like planting and harvesting bulbs in a greenhouse, catering for small functions, and working with children doing all sorts of creative activities. 

Now that she can dedicate more time to her passion, which is art, she is seeking intimate, local outlets to exhibit and show her paintings.

Nicole previously completed studies in photography and has attended many workshops in perspective drawing, watercolour and oil techniques, but always makes a determined effort not to work to a formula or a particular theme. Because of this choice, she produces quite an eclectic mix of paintings and sketches.

Nicole is eager to work with local businesses in the wider Sunshine Coast region who are seeking to bring some light and happiness to their shopfront by displaying her work.

“I hope people will enjoy feeling relaxed and at home while socialising with my art on the walls and be reminded of their own happy memories,” she said.

From Monday 30 October until Sunday 7 January 2024: Sunshine Coast-based artist Nicole Burr will be showing her work in a relaxed café setting at Vianta Arts, 70 Simpson Street, Beerwah.

You can view more of Nicole’s work on Instagram at @nicole.paintingaday and at