Polly Kimmorley

Born in Dubbo, NSW, Polly Lyn Kimmorley moved as a young girl to their family property on the banks of the Darling River.

Here she received her first box of paints, which began a life long love affair with colour, paint and the environment.

As a young woman Polly won a scholarship to Mitchell School of Arts before marrying into a local grazing family and moving to a remote property with her husband and two daughters.

During this time, while flying in light aircraft Polly was stirred by the sprawling landscape with its magnificent colours and textures which now feature strongly in her work.

Polly’s large scale paintings are immersive, inspired by her environment and memories of Australia’s vast and vibrant landscape.

Polly and her husband now live in Forster on the beautiful mid north coast of NSW and while she paints the occasional seascape, her heart is still ruled by the colours and shapes of the outback.

We are proud to have two of Polly’s stunning pieces of work hanging in the hotel- “Aerial Shadows” and “Hop, Skip and a Jump to Orange”.


Natalie Miller

Natalie Miller is an internationally recognised textile artist known for her brightly coloured woven artworks.

Natalie lives and works from her studio at Kangaloon in the Southern Highlands of NSW. She is extraordinarily passionate about colour and her life has revolved around it, making her artwork the perfect addition to the Byng Street Boutique Hotel interiors.

Natalie explores and experiments with the palette when hand dyeing her wool and creating her brightly coloured artworks.

“I believe all colours work together and I’m not afraid to experiment,” she says.

Natalie hand-dyes all her wool and fabric from Australian grown and milled wool in natural dyes and Australian wool dyes.

With a lifetime career in design, architecture and textiles, she leads textile adventures throughout Asia and runs workshops and retreats in Australian and internationally.

We’re proud to exhibit one of her stunning works in our dining room, commissioned by our interior designer, Louise Spicer of One Four Interiors.


Larissa Blake

Larissa Blake is a visual artist based in Orange NSW, her work is inspired by the everyday and reinterprets traditional genres in a contemporary context.

Larissa has a way of creating emotion and intrigue with her colourful vibrant pieces. Between the array of colours, grand brush strokes, added textures and vibrancy her art and expression of creativity would bring, even the most bland of rooms to life.

There’s no need at the Byng Street Boutique Hotel where colour is our canvas.

Having Larissa’s work showcased in our hotel has added an extra element of individuality, personality and beauty which are visually represented through each individual piece she creates. Having these as an addition to the walls of the Byng Street Boutique Hotel has really added something unique and special to our wonderful hotel. Every time we walk past one of her pieces on our walls we can’t help but smile, and our guests do too.

Larissa Blake

Lara Scolari

Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary visual artist, Lara Scolari’s gestural paintings have made a serious splash on the International art scene and can now be appreciated by guests at the Byng Street Boutique Hotel.

Influenced by major artistic figures such as Brett Whiteley, Helen Frankenthaler, John Olsen, Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko, Lara has developed her own distinct approach to the ‘abstract expressionist’ style where a variety of media, developed experimental techniques
and processes are used to create depth through exquisite transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.

Featuring organic forms and fluid shapes her stunning works are inspired by memory, meditation, music and the culture and essence of Australia.

The artwork featured in the Byng Street Boutique Hotel foyer is titled Tarewar.

“Terrior is the set of all environmental factors that affect a crop’s phenotype including unique environment contexts, farming practices and a crop’s specific growth habitat,” explains Lara. “This painting represents those elements that make Orange such a rich agricultural community.”

Each of her eye-catching paintings feature a beautiful translucent veiled colour palette that reflects the natural landscape.

Lara’s coveted artworks explore multilayered organic forms, lines, shapes and composition that create an enlivening space for contemplation and a resting place for thoughts.

Her use of tonal combinations with rich and luscious colours has been a particular hit with some of Australia’s leading interior designers including the multi-award-winning Greg Natale who has purchased Lara’s exquisite pieces for many of his A-list clients.

Lara was recently featured in the Australian television network SBS documentary Why Diversifying Is the Key to Lara Scolari’s Artistic Success as well as Real Estate Lifestyle – In my Place with Abstract Expressionist – Lara Scolari together with many other print and online media networks showcasing her exciting work and her incredible journey thus far.

From the USA, across to Europe, Asia and Australia, Lara’s work is represented in public and private collections throughout the world and the Byng Street Boutique Hotel is thrilled to have her work welcome guests as they enter the building.