I am illustrator specializing particularly in botanical art
and a graduate of the unique course offered at the University
of Newcastle, Bachelor of Natural History Illustration. At
the age of 22, born and bred in Australia, I have been influenced
by the allure and magnificence of the Australian landscape
whilst my style has been shaped and influenced by rewarding
trips to Japan, the USA and Germany.
I am inspired by the beauty of native Australian wildflowers
and the opportunity they allow for creative design. I find
the artistic, scientific and inventive values of Australian
plants very valuable to all aspects of my artwork.
One of my major interests is using natural elements for repetitive
patterns. My creativity has inspired me to take both native
and exotic plants and create contemporary patterned designs
that could be used for gift-wrap, textiles or wallpaper.
My published work includes “Wildflowers of the
Australian Reptile Park”, a large illustrated
sign mounted alongside the mint-bush walk in the Australian
Reptile Park. I have also completed a number of illustrations
for Mt Penang Gardens including
“The lifecycle of Protea neriifolia
I have been awarded a “Margaret Senior Wildlife
Illustration Participant Award” and an “Australian
Entomological Society Prize”.
I work mostly with watercolour; however I am competent and
enjoy using a variety of mediums including pen and ink, pastel,
pencil and gouache.
I am available for requests of commissioned work and I have
a portfolio of artwork available for sale.
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"Look to nature for true beauty".