John Caldwell has worked as a full time artist since 1977, and has had more than forty solo exhibitions as well as many group exhibitions. The primary focus of his work is the natural landscape, although his paintings, drawings and printmaking also encompass portraiture, figurative and still life subjects. Jan Ashby works in a number of mediums including painting, drawing, decorative ceramic forms and hand built jewellery.
John and Jan have travelled widely throughout Australia and overseas and have visited Hill End johncaldwellseveral times; both have been inspired by its potential as subject matter for their work. For John, the architectural qualities of Hill End, as well as its mining landscape, are of primary interest. Jan is interested in the natural and exotic flora of the region.