Dennis Hope.
Dennis Hope. Jenna Cairney

Artist brings home buildings

WARWICK'S historical hot spots have been immortalised in print and now everyone can grab a little piece of it for themselves.

Artist Dennis Hope spent countless hours painstakingly sketching local landmarks with meticulous detail.

Those drawings are now printed on place mats, coasters, tea towels, stickers and stationery.

Mr Hope said he was onto his 544th original sketch, with each one taking between six and eight hours but it was the five Warwick buildings recently finished he hope would impress locals and tourists alike.

With a lengthy history in the arts, including teaching at a university level, Mr Hope sketched his way across Australia, working in places such as Perth, Fremantle, Adelaide, Mildura, Norfolk Island and Tasmania, just to name a few.

"I also do cartoons, motor cars, sailboats and flowers, but I like buildings the best," he said.

"I like the symmetry, order and classical proportions that they have."

Mr Dennis said his favourite Warwick landmark to sketch was the Town Hall.

"It's different from all of the others, I found it was a fascinating building, as was the Abbey of Roses," he said.

Mr Hope said he had moved on to other areas in the region and was now drawing Allora's former municipal chambers, St David's Church, St Andrew's Church and the Deucher Church.

Mr Hope said his work was available locally with five different outlets each featuring one of his products.

Find the Warwick building scenes at:

Cafe Jaqui's;

Duggan's Camera Centre;

Bryson's Place;

Warwick Tourist Information Centre;

Warwick Newsagency.



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