A Summer Art Story

A Summer Art Story

Art galleries are a popular place to visit in Summer.  To preserve the paintings the climate-controlled environment and low lighting can be quite soothing.  Looking at a lot of different artworks, however, can be overwhelming so I like to see what few pieces come to...
Magic in Morwell

Magic in Morwell

The annual Morwell International Rose Festival added a whole new level of delight for visitors with the Midsummer Night Lights installation from  the talented Tim Newman of Melbourne’s White Night fame and sponsored by AGL.  Rose bushes and structures in the...
Small Gift Guide 2019

Small Gift Guide 2019

It’s that time of year when you might be looking for small gift ideas. I have a small range of giftware featuring my paintings.  I hope you will enjoy browsing through my rose-inspired gifts and finding that something special for a friend or a special treat for...
Painting Old Garden Roses

Painting Old Garden Roses

The Species Rose Collection, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, contains more than a wonderful collection of wild roses, the ancestors of the modern roses we know today.  It also contains a lot of the stepping stones in between and takes you on journey through...
Ten Romantic Garden Elements

Ten Romantic Garden Elements

In February I gave an armchair tour of Romantic Rose Gardens from around the world to an enthusiastic group of twenty at the Watsonia Library. During my photo presentation we came up with ten design elements which we could use to add a little romance to our home...