HELLO SUNSHINE: Kieran Hockins, Emily Haynes, Rachel Slater, Sasha Zuniga, Laurice Kennedy and Naya Greenwood.
HELLO SUNSHINE: Kieran Hockins, Emily Haynes, Rachel Slater, Sasha Zuniga, Laurice Kennedy and Naya Greenwood. Lucy Rutherford

Paint n' Sip brightens Roma in cold weather surge

FOR JUSTIN Salter, Roma's Paint n' Sip night is more than just getting his creative juices flowing, it's a way for him to get to know people in the town.

"I moved here from Toowoomba earlier this year, so I've been trying to attend as many community events as possible to get to meet people,” he said.

"It can be a little scary going to things by yourself, but it's a good way to get out of my comfort zone and I've found everyone to be really friendly.”

Paintbrushes glided across blank canvas and glasses of wine were sipped as six amateur artists painted their best interpretation of a sunflower at the Chandra Yoga and Wellbeing studio on Saturday night.

Member of Roma Socials community group, Naya Greenwood led the night and was inspired to change the theme from the usual cacti to something more lively after the recent surge of cold weather.

"It's cold and depressing here at the moment, so why not have painting of sunflowers brighten up our homes when the weather outside is so dull,” she said.