With an amazing colour palette ranging from rich earthy reds through shades of pink, vivid ochres, deepest browns and brightest white, artist, Rory Stainton, makes the most incredible works out of rocks he pulls from his home quarry in Bealiba.

His experience as a builder, master renderer, brick maker and fine artist have amalgamated into an art form that is part painting, part sculpture, part mural and the result is stunning.

While Rory is also a very fine drawer and painter he is currently concentrating most of his art making on his rock work, creating single and multi-panel pieces designed to be displayed in large scale settings and on outer walls of buildings.

His magnificent piece, No Beginning, No End, hangs on the Treasure Chest building in Dunolly, welcoming visitors to the town, and showcasing the work the way it is meant to be seen.

This year Rory will once again be opening his garden and studio in Bealiba for the Tiny Towns Arts Trail weekend and it’s well worth the trip out there to see what interesting things he’s been up to.

While you’re in Bealiba drop by the Bealiba Uniting Church on Davies Street to see what’s happening at Divine Studio, pop into Tenar Dwyer’s home studio on Main Street and take the time to see the exhibition in the Ladies Lounge and along the platform at the Bealiba Railway Station.