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Why a Painting of Sydney’s North Shore or Neutral Bay Belongs in Your Home

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  • Kerry-Anne Blanket
  • 22/02/2024

So many people have fallen in love with the views of Sydney from Neutral Bay, making paintings of the harbour from the Neutral Bay aspect somewhat of a local must-have piece. Here at KAB Gallery we know first-hand that artworks of Sydney Harbour and the local parks and bays painted from any artist’s Neutral Bay vantage point are always in demand.

Neutral bay is a fairly hilly area with a busy shopping strip on one side of the suburb and multi-million dollar harbour views at the other. It is positioned right between the gorgeous areas of Cremorne/Mosman and North Sydney. Full of historic houses and landmarks, each street offers a glimpse into both a past era and a gloriously modern lifestyle. The KAB Gallery team got talking and came up with a list of 5 reasons we think everybody should have a painting of the Sydney view from Neutral Bay. Read our ideas below and let us know if you have a different reason!

5 reasons why a painting of Sydney deserves a special spot in your home,
especially if you’ve got any connection to Neutral Bay or adore the North Shore.

  1. Aesthetic Appeal: Let’s be honest — Sydney’s North Shore is beautiful, and locals are completely hooked. From tree lined streets to views of the sparkling harbour with iconic ferries in the distance, this natural beauty combined with the architectural styles of old and new makes for a location that’s hard to beat. A painting capturing any of these details is perfect for any living room, offering non-stop visual joy.
  2. Serenity: There’s something about Sydney’s North Shore scenery that is so easy on the eye. When trying to pinpoint the main appeal, we couldn’t quite agree on one thing but we collectively know it has something to do with the harbour surrounds, endless walls of sandstone, the open skyline hedged with terracotta roof tiles, and definitely the pretty parks and greenery. The consensus was that a painting of the North Shore or a view of the surrounding areas will always exude a sense of peace and homeliness. It’s like having a little slice of Neutral Bay zen, hanging right there on your wall.
  3. Conversation Starter: Tired of awkward small talk with guests? A painting of Sydney’s North Shore is the perfect icebreaker. It’s bound to pique curiosity and spark conversations about local landmarks, hidden gems, ferry rides, or even a favourite restaurant or café. Before you know it your living room will be buzzing with lively chatter about Neutral Bay and the entire North Shore area.
  4. Personal Touch: Whether you’re a Neutral Bay local or simply a fan of the North Shore’s charm, a painting of the area holds a special significance for many. Having that reminder hanging in your home is sure to bring a sense of happiness.
  5. Artistic Expression: Each painting of Sydney’s North Shore is a unique interpretation, showcasing the artist’s creativity and perspective. By adding one to your home, you’re not only acquiring a piece of art but also investing in a one-of-a-kind expression of beauty and creativity which resonates in lockstep with your love for the North Shore.

The below harbour view painting from a Neutral Bay apartment is by two-time Mosman Art Prize winner Jacki Fewtrell-Gobert. Jacki grew up on Sydney’s Lower North Shore and loves painting the vistas which are still etched into her memory.

View from Neutral Bay


A painting of Sydney’s North Shore isn’t just another piece of decor—it’s a gateway to a world of beauty and inspiration loved and enjoyed by many. You can brighten up your home’s interior with a little touch of North Shore magic. Your walls will thank you for it, and you’ll be able to feel connected to the stunning surroundings of Sydney, Neutral Bay, Mosman and beyond.

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Kerry-Anne Blanket, Director & Curator - KAB Gallery
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Kerry-Anne Blanket

Director & Curator - KAB Gallery

KAB Gallery’s Kerry-Anne Blanket holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts and two Masters degrees (Hons) from the University of Sydney. With an extensive career in art education along with the management of museums and investment art galleries, Kerry-Anne can offer premier art consulting to her clients and source specially requested works. 

She has a keen eye for detail, comprehensive art market knowledge and a love of all things beautiful. Kerry-Anne works directly with artists and collectors alike to curate interesting and eclectic exhibitions.