My affinity with nature developed early with a love of gardens and the beauty of plants through their seasonal transitions. Upon retirement and with no known artistic ability, I enrolled in a botanical art class conducted by Lauren Black, one of Australia’s leading botanical artists, to learn to capture the intrinsic beauty of the plants using watercolour as the medium.
Three watercolours of plants found in the Woodbank Gardens (Lower Longley, Tasmania), part of the exhibition “Gillanders Gondwana“.
Discovering the Flora of Wind Song: Botanical Art and Science
at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) – Dec 4, 2020 – Feb 28 – 2021.
Watercolours displayed in various exhibitions
Frederick Mackie Exhibition, Narryna Museum, Hobart, Sept 2019 – Feb 2020.
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden Exhibition – September 2018
Knopwood’s Kitchen Garden Exhibition 2015/2016
Port Arthur – An Exotic Garden: Unlocking the Botanical Journey Part 1