. . . While exploring the Northern Rivers, NSW I walked up Mount Warning and loved being immersed in the rainforest environment of ferns, volcanic rock and leafy vines . . .
. . . Images I captured at Woodford Folk Festival featuring the magnificent bamboo structures and illuminated sculptures . . .
. . . I celebrated the beauty of life and the New Year at Woodford Folk Festival. The festival is a magical world of inspiration, adventure and connection. I enjoyed the yoga classes and I sketched a few street performers, lanterns and creatures hand crafted from natural treasures like clay, gumnuts and feathers . . .
. . . Metallic Rock was inspired by the bush ground beneath my feet. Layered with gum leaves of golden and blush, dotted with petite pieces of granite and round river rocks all held by the sandy earth. At a certain angle and under a particular light there’s a shimmer and a sparkle of patterned metallic inks . . .
. . . Eastern Australian Pygmy Possum, graphite on paper, 400x500mm, 2018 . . .
. . . My Faerie illustration. Coloured pencil on paper, 2018, 400x500mm . . .
. . . Pure graphite drawing… Reflection, balance, moments in time… Greeting the sun at Gerringong and Byron Bay beach… Easing into the evening in Noosa… Minerals, oceans, cloudscapes . . .
. . . My little Pot of Green drawing was inspired by the gorgeous and glorious world of succulents. Coloured pencil on paper, 200 x 300 mm, 2018 . . .
. . . Inspired by a beautiful granite rock with layers of overlapping ochre pieces, I imagined dinosaurs and lizards and their diamond patterned reptile skin, blending into their bush environment. Coloured pencil and graphite on paper, 21 x 29.5cm, 2018 . . .
. . . After seeing three everlasting daisy plants, my illustration of this golden flower came to mind. I unearthed my painting from 2010, and then reworked it to enhance the sun-filled papery petals and the shadowy blue/grey and brown background tones. Watercolour, graphite, metallic ink and pen on rough watercolour paper, 2017 . . .