Artist, Tutor, Author
Art is my profession, my interest, my pastime and my all consuming passion. My watercolour paintings are exquisitely detailed botanical and natural history subjects. The balance in my life is pen and wash sketching for its liberty and spontaneous expression.
As an artist and tutor I share my knowledge, experience and skills with others. I teach botanical art in many areas of Australia and also in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada and Fiji. Additionally I teach botanical and natural history subjects worldwide through my external courses.
I love to travel and explore different cultures, experience unique scenery and architecture and visually record my adventures. Through my Holiday Sketching Tours I take small groups to affordable and exciting overseas destinations such as Bali, Fiji, India and Vietnam with some Australian locations scheduled for 2013.
I write regular articles for Australian Artist and Artist's Back to Basics magazines and wrote the book "Women of Flowers: Botanical Art in Australia from the 1830s to the 1960s".
My blog will take you on a journey to share my experiences, provide insights into how I create my art and reveal what inspires me to paint nature's wonders.
Welcome to my world.