Green Head Gallery Cafe
From an early age, Australian artist Deborah O’Brien showed a passion for drawing and painting. In her parents’ garage in Sorrento Victoria she would sit at the counter drawing for hours at a time forever inspired by her father and his love for painting.
Deborah dedicates each piece of art in her father, Elis Crookes’ loving memory, signing all finished pieces Deborah Crookes.
Drawn to the ocean and all its glory, Deborah has always lived by the sea, moving to coastal Western Australia in her early twenties. Falling in love with the sea, its changing moods, the colours and most of all the reflection, Deborah’s success in seascape paintings is forever growing.
“If I can capture nature in all its beauty and bring pleasure to those that view my art I have achieved my dream”
Oil on canvas works feature most prominently at Green Head Gallery, especially in Deborah’s larger pieces. The signature canvas over the last few years has been her Dinghy Collection and their reflections in shallow water.
Cards are made from a selection of Deborah’s favourite original works. They are a convenient way to have a taste of her art for little cost.
Deborah enjoys pastels for their detail in beach grasses and the softness you can get on the sand and sky. Pastels all come beautifully set in locally built high quality frames.
Watercolours are another of Deborah’s favourite mediums as she can take a little set and visual diary when you travel or are out and about doing open air painting. Their delicate touch brings people and animals to life.
Fig jam and other preserves are also available throughout the year for purchase at Green Head Gallery Cafe. There is an old fig tree on the property that produces well so you can take a little taste of Green Head away with you.
Painting on various vintage finds such as old surfboards is a great way to bring to life the ocean in its most powerful moment. If you are lucky one or two of these might also be available at Green Head Gallery.
In January 2019 Deborah grew her dream even further by opening a cafe in the old house in front of the gallery. The cafe is open Friday to Sunday from 6am to 4pm serving delicious barrister made coffee and a selection of seasonal homemade savoury dishes (including her famous sausage rolls) and yummy homemade cakes. Take your goodies away to wonder along the Three Bays Walkway (track entrance directly opposite the cafe) or dine in cosy by the wood fireplace inside the cafe or one of the many charming outdoor seating spots.