Thursday, September 4, 2014

The bush in bloom

Over the next few months the Box-Ironbark forest around Rushworth, Whroo and Gobarup puts on a wonderful and ever-changing display of wildflowers. The jet black, fluted trunks of ironbark, rising like columns from quartzy ground provide an attractive contrast to the many colourfully flowering shrubs such as Grevillea, Acacia and Hibbertia species - and a wealth of terrestrial orchids. Time to get the sketchbook out!

Rosy Heath-myrtle Baeckea ramosissima

Whirrakee Wattle Acacia hakeoides

Small Crowea Crowea Exalata

Cypress Daisy Bush Olearia teretifolia

Spiky Guinea Flower Hibbertia exutiacies

Fairy Wax-flower Eriostemon verrucosus

Dainty Phebalium Phebalium festivum

Pink Beard-heath Styphelia ericoides

Prickly Cryptandra Cryptandra tomentosa

Mint Bush Prostanthera denticulata

Twiggy Bush-pea Pultenaea largiflorens

Fringe-myrtle Calytrix tetragona

Wax-lip orchid Glossodia major

Yam-daisy Microseris scapigera

Cypress Daisy, wattle and box gums

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Painted from the garden

A section of a large textile repeat inspired by the native foliage collected from my garden and around the farm yard. Wattles, grevillea, hakea, eucalyptus, callistemon and lilly pillies all make an appearance in this watercolour design.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

New on-line shop - Society 6

My Society6 Shop is now open for business! 
You can find a selection of colourful prints for the kitchen, bedroom, lounge and office, tote bags, cards, cushions, wall clocks and iPhone cases at
Society6 products can be shipped worldwide too, and they regularly offer free shipping periods.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Misty morning

The farmyard was shrouded in a fine mist that lasted until midday. Winter has arrived!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Busy on the farm

There is a lot going on outside my window farm wise - all of the tractors are busy spraying paddocks in readiness for sowing the winter crops. Here are a few photos of my version of farming throughout the seasons for a UK bed linen customer!