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Chloe Spicer and Miranda Jakens are following in their mother’s artistic footsteps.

Call to help for artistic twins

By Rebecca Peppiatt

Mundaring twins Chloe Spicer and Miranda Jakens are walking in their mother’s footsteps by becoming accomplished artists and now they are teaming up to try and exhibit her work.

Sallie Spicer was born in Burma and grew up in the UK before moving to Australia and becoming a printmaker in the Hills.

She drew all her life and in the 80s taught a course at the Mundaring Community Arts/Craft centre.

Her work focused mostly on portraiture, covering theatre characters, ballet roles, clown realistic and real life animals, political caricature and cartoon.

Chloe and Miranda each inherited their mother’s artistic flair, with Miranda becoming an artist herself and Chloe becoming a scriptwriter.

Now Chloe has written a children’s film and is looking for a local production team to bring it to life.

“It’s a contemporary children’s performance,” she said.

“It’s all ready to go.  I’d like to keep it in Western Australia so it would be great to gather a cast and crew and have some auditions.”

Chloe said the film script contained a combination of genres and is aimed at educating children in “etiquette, humour and wit”.

Prior to writing this script, Chloe was cast tutor for the production of Thalu for the ABC and NITV in 2019.

Miranda, who has lived in Mundaring for over 25 years, is a modernistic acrylic painter currently working on pieces for an exhibition she is hoping to have up and running next year.

Anyone who has space for an art exhibition or is interested in working on Chloe’s script can call 0408 107 017.

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