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Art exhibition mixes teen's two loves

Fourteen year old artist Rudy Selmes at the Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists at the Margaret River Library, where his exhibition '1+1' is currently on display until February 27.

Fourteen year old artist Rudy Selmes at the Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists at the Margaret River Library, where his exhibition '1+1' is currently on display until February 27.

The Cocoon Gallery at Margaret River Library is now exhibiting the latest works of emerging artist Rudy Selmes.

The exhibition, titled '1+1', is on display until 27 February and showcases the artist's works, which merge his love of art and skateboarding.

The talented artist, who is just fourteen years old, said he creates art on skateboards using posca pens and spray paint and enjoys seeing the results of merging his two passions.

"I hope anyone who loves skateboarding and art comes to the Cocoon Gallery to check it out"," he said.

"I also enjoy drawing, screen printing, photography and audio-visual editing and hopefully this will be the start of something even bigger."

Selmes' skills have been highly commended by his art teachers in and out of school and his drawing was awarded the 'Best Drawing in Show' at the Margaret River & Districts Agricultural Show in 2017.

The young artist continues learning about art and design with his mentor Stu McMillan and hopes to build on his skills to make a living from design, art and skateboarding.

1+1 by Rudy Selmes is on display now until 27 February at the Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists.

The Cocoon Gallery is the library's exhibition space and is used to showcase emerging artists during library opening hours.

To find out more about Rudy Selmes' artwork, contact sandox7@live.com.au.