Susan Buret and Faye Sampson

Lucy Feagins
Lucy Feagins
6th of October 2010

The Burrawang home of artists Susan Buret and Faye Sampson, as featured in the latest issue of SOHI – out today!  All photos by Todd Sutherland.

Paintings by Susan Buret.

The very clever Rebecca Wolkenstein is at it again with another beautiful issue of SOHI magazine.  As I am sure most people know by now(!), SOHI is a very special limited edition publication which documents the creative side of New South Wales’ beautiful Southern Highlands.

So I CAN’T take the credit for finding or photographing today’s gorgeous home… this beautiful space belongs to artists Susan Buret and Faye Sampson, and features in the latest issue of SOHI – out today!  Huge thanks to Rebecca and photographer Todd Sutherland for sharing their lovely work with us!

Susan and Faye moved from their inner city Brisbane home to this peaceful (and slightly cooler!) cottage in Burrawang, not far for Bowral in the Southern Highlands.   The creative pair built a studio here which they now share – Faye makes grand garden sculptures, whilst Susan creates stunning paintings, many of which can be seen in these pics (and on her website and blog).

I love the relaxed feel of this home… it’s clear from just these few photos that this is a very special place with a unique sense of calm.. a space where creativity flows freely,  and where evenings are spent engrossed in great company and conversation – there’s no TV in sight!

If you love this story I am sure you’ll love the latest issue of SOHI – it is SUCH a truly beautiful issue… and it’s all about LOVE!  Rebecca says –  “In our quest for stories of romance, we found love in many modern forms. We visit the Burrawang home of Susan Buret and Faye Sampson. We talk with Liza and her struggle with her small son’s heart condition. She explains how Date Night saved her marriage. And we tell the story of Karen Stanton who has honoured her late husband by taking on what she imagines would have been his dream architectural project.” Awww…. such romance.

SOHI Issue #4 – purchase online here (only $5.00 for a hard copy, or $2.00 for an electronic one!)

Random beautiful details – antlers collected by Faye, illustrated artwork by Jena Mafe, geometric artwork by Susan.  Disposable cutlery sculpture by Susan too!

Love the busy patterns and bold colour… that bedspread especially!

Another of Susan’s paintings in the hallway


SOHI issue #4 out today.  OH is that Rachel Castle bedlinen again!?  Also featured is a 1970’s-inspired string artwork by Tamara Maynes... you can purchase instructions on how to make your own right here!

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