Four times a year, the beautifully presented Victorian Rose News, is a delight to read.
My article 'A Year In The Life of A Rose Artist' appears in the current Autumn issue and can be read in full here.
Growing up in Montmorency in the natural bushland beauty of the Eltham Shire where art and the environment were interconnected, I developed at an early age a sense of wonder in the natural world and it is this that I share through my art. I see personality in individual plants and flowers which sometimes makes my paintings seem more like portraits than traditional florals. A brush with death changed my life and strengthened my career as an artist. On awakening from a coma following emergency brain surgery to repair a ruptured blood vessel, I was presented with an inspirational vision. I found myself in a beautiful, light-filled rose garden and this vision hastened my recovery and illuminated my path forward. This incident has made me see the world through different eyes. I see beauty surrounding me and I want to share my vision with the world.