TO MAKE his sculptures Falcon artist Stephen Draper uses\nteak wood, which he&nbsp;lacquers with saltwater or stains with pastel colours and then&nbsp;leaves outside to weather. Clearly he's doing something right, as his latest exhibition, Beach House Art&nbsp;is on display at the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery until February 9. The exhibition features 30 of his pieces, the most expensive\nof which is priced at $7200. Inspired by the textures, colours and images of the beach including\nschools of fish and seahorses, Mr Draper said he aims to achieve flow and\nmovement through the manipulation of light and shadow. “Some pieces are overlaid to create depth and most create\nshadows which move with natural light during the day,” he said. “This is a great venue because it allows for getting the\nlight right.” Mr Draper, who has exhibited his work in Perth and now for the first time in Mandurah,\nsaid Beach House Art was a result of\nliving near the ocean. “Fish remain my favourite subject and to me seem to possess\na positive energy to which most people relate,” he said. “My art is simple and my hope for it is also simple, namely\nthat it brings enjoyment and pleasure to people who view it.” And for two sculptures in particular this rings true. While 28 of the 30 works are for sale at a fixed price, the\ntwo remaining sculptures – The Bond and\nJetty Swim - are just in need of a\ngood home. “[For those pieces] it’s not about the price at all, it’s\nmore about the location, about finding a place that really suits them,” he\nsaid. “I have a vision of where I’d like them to be: I’m looking\nfor a coastal home, in Mandurah or Peel would be great or further down south.” Made with timber and steel, Jetty Swim is based on the Busselton swim and The Bond is about the relationship between a father and son. Mr Draper said both pieces were freestanding and he would\nhelp with the installation of the sculptures at the right location. For more information on the sculptures call Karen on 0400\n207 268. Beach\nHouse Art&nbsp;runs until February 9 at the Alcoa Mandurah\n Art Gallery.