A Lovers’ Promenade 2018
"This painting was inspired by a love poem rumoured to have been written by President Herbert Hoover about his time in Kalgoorlie. The poem is filled with evocative language and imagery - of blooming flowers, rich colour and passion, and of the girl he longed for. The girl is said to have been a barmaid who worked in the Palace Hotel, and this is where the poem is displayed now. The title of this work is also taken from a line in the poem and felt suited to the walkway that this mural now looks over.”
Sarah McCloskey is a Fremantle-based visual artist & illustrator. Working primarily in graphite, ink, and paint, her intricate drawings and paintings aim to explore human emotion and connection. Her main focus in recent years has been on creating whimsical and engaging portraits of women, hoping to portray both fragility and strength whilst maintaining a sense of familiarity with their realism. Another notable feature of Sarah’s work is the use of motifs from the natural world, in particular, botanical elements, where she finds constant inspiration. Sarah has exhibited widely in Western Australia, Sydney and overseas. Sarah has been privately commissioned to complete numerous large-scale public murals around Western Australia.
Hoovers Cafe Laneway
88 Maritana St, Kalgoorlie