Saturday, December 14, 2013

Summer blooms

So far we have had a pretty mild start to summer, but there is a heat-wave in Perth right now so I don't think the air conditioner will be idle for much longer.... The garden has provided lots of drawing subject matter over the past month, hopefully I will be able to show some of the floral designs I have been working on in January!

I'm slowly filling up the flower beds along the front pathway with dry tolerant lavenders, salvias, pelargoniums and daisies.

Monday, November 18, 2013

From paper to metal

Earlier in 2013 I was approached by an architectural practice who were looking to create a perforated aluminium screen for a local government office building in Perth. Their client was after an image closely associated with Western Australia, and they came across my Kangaroo Paw design on my website. The finished screen has just been installed, and I'm looking forward to seeing it in person. The building will be completed in early January, so it looks like a trip to Perth will be on the cards next year!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mushroom Spotting

I found an old Australian encyclopaedia from the 1930's in the sleep-out attached to the house. Lots of great imagery to play around with in the next few weeks!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Iris Gully

These beautiful Iris are on display in my neighbouring town of Rushworth, Victoria. I'm looking forward to seeing some of these bloom in my garden next year if all goes to plan!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Springtime pinks

Earlier this year I planted an assortment of easy-to-grow daisies, salvias, and Australian Natives including a Geraldton Waxflower and Riceflower - the warmer days have resulted in a profusion of pink blooms ripe for the picking (and sketching!).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013


A watercolour pattern inspired by the delicate wildflowers on display in the local bushland.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


 The wildflowers are just starting to bloom in the Box - Ironbark forest south of my family's farm in central Victoria. Time to get painting!