Latest Commission: Governor Marie Bashir rose

Latest Commission: Governor Marie Bashir rose

When someone commissions a painting it is always a special experience taking the artist on a journey of discovery. Such was the case when Glynis Hayne commissioned me to paint the Australian Bred rose, Governor Marie Bashir, for her to present to Paul Hains, the...
Exhibition Preview: A Memorial Cross of Roses

Exhibition Preview: A Memorial Cross of Roses

The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is...
Exhibition Preview: Cicely Lascelles Rose

Exhibition Preview: Cicely Lascelles Rose

Cicely Lascelles is an Australian Bred climbing hybrid tea rose released by Alister Clark in 1937.  I couldn’t believe my luck when I came across a specimen of this rose in flower at the Colac Botanic Gardens with a plaque on it saying that it was named after the...
Exhibition Preview: Tribute to Treloar Roses

Exhibition Preview: Tribute to Treloar Roses

If you take a drive down the Great Ocean Road it is worth driving on a little further to visit the display gardens of Australia’s largest rose grower, Treloar Roses, located 7km north of Portland.   The display gardens are undoubtedly beautiful, but for me, seeing the...