THE similarities between birds and people are uncanny according to artist Josephine Jagger-Manners in the lead-up to her new exhibition opening tomorrow.
Her Feathering the Nest exhibition captures in vivid colour the “nesting” process both species go through.
“I’ve always regarded myself as a nester and I thought this [exhibition] was a great idea,” she said.
“We are similar in that we will go out and choose things that attract us.
“Some birds are more attracted to certain colours and textiles and we are quite like that but we call it interior design.”
Mrs Jagger-Manners said both birds and people liked to make their homes as attractive and comfortable as possible.
Her acrylic-on-canvas paintings are vivid and vibrant and reflect her lifestyle.
She is self-taught and enjoys painting what she sees as snippets of country life and domesticity.
Jayes Gallery director Libby Oldham said she was pleased to be able to provide this opportunity to such a wonderful and inspiring artist.
“Her works sit well within our current stable as Josephine has her own style which has developed out of a strong past of being influenced by the European masters,” she said.
Feathering the Nest opens at 2pm tomorrow and there is an afternoon tea with the artist following the official opening.
The afternoon tea is $25 and bookings are essential.
Jayes Gallery is located at 31-33 Gidley Street, Molong and is open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.