Wild birds

Where to find hidden creatures in my Finches and Flowers painting

Where to find hidden creatures in my Finches and Flowers painting

This post is for those of you who have tried to find the hidden creatures in my Finches and Flowers painting and haven’t been sure where they are. The two Red-browed Finches Neochmia temporalis are easy to see. The other three hidden creatures can be much harder to find. This painting includes a Lycid Beetle and a … Continue reading

Where to find hidden creatures in my Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers painting

Where to find hidden creatures in my Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers painting

This post is for those of you who have tried to find the hidden creatures in my Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers painting and haven’t been sure where they are. There’s an obvious male Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) on the right of this painting and his mate, a female ‘Jenny’ wren, on the left. The other four creatures … Continue reading

Where to find hidden creatures in my Pardalote and Swallowtail painting

Where to find hidden creatures in my Pardalote and Swallowtail painting

My friend Fi mentioned that a friend of hers was struggling to find the second spider in the painting on my Pardalote and Swallowtail greeting card. She suggested I add some information to my website to let people know where to find them. What a great idea! I love hiding small creatures in my paintings but … Continue reading

Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers card out now for Christmas

Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers card out now for Christmas

My latest all-occasion-but-especially-good-for-Christmas greeting card is out now if you’re looking for a card that’s made in Australia, gives to charity and depicts Australian native flora and fauna. Fairy-wrens and Spider Flowers features a pair of exquisite Superb Fairy-wrens among the twigs of the striking Red Spider Flower grevillea. Hidden among the network of leaves, … Continue reading

Night falls, and the Lemon-scented gum trees start screaming

Night falls, and the Lemon-scented gum trees start screaming

Darkness gathers fast and early on these mid-winter nights and as soon as it’s too dark to see without torchlight the most alarming noises start emanating from the canopies of our Lemon-scented gums. My parents planted two of these beautiful trees about 45 years ago, and now we have a lovely little stand of the parent … Continue reading

First Lyrebird calls as the days cool

First Lyrebird calls as the days cool

I never tire of the thrill of hearing Lyrebirds calling in the wild. The exquisitely musical notes and breathtaking array of pitch perfect mimicry of other birds and creatures, and even mechanical sounds, seems to me to be the pinnacle of bird song. As the air begins to chill the male Lyrebirds begin to sing … Continue reading

New Pardalote and Swallowtail cards and gift packs now available!

New Pardalote and Swallowtail cards and gift packs now available!

I’m very pleased to introduce my newest card, Pardalote and Swallowtail, which is now available online. It’s an all-occasion card but the wreath shape makes it ideal for Christmas, especially if you’re looking for an Australian-made card featuring Australian flora and fauna. Pardalote and Swallowtail is available as individual greeting cards and also in packs … Continue reading

A butterfly lands on my newest painting

A butterfly lands on my newest painting

Well, it landed there in paint form… I’ve been working on my painting of native flannel flowers with a Spotted Pardalote but wasn’t satisfied with it. I only wanted one bird in this painting but it needed another significant focal point to balance the Pardalote. Then I remembered photographing a magnificent female Orchard Swallowtail butterfly … Continue reading

Glenorie Growers’ Market 28th July & newest painting

Glenorie Growers’ Market 28th July & newest painting

Feather Flower Brush will be at Glenorie Growers’ Market this Sunday 28th July. My stall will be in the warm and cosy ’boutique’ section of the market downstairs in the function room of the Glenorie RSL. I’ll be working on my latest painting while I’m there. It’s my Christmas card for 2013 and follows the … Continue reading

What’s breathtakingly bright and dumbfoundingly dim at the same time?

What’s breathtakingly bright and dumbfoundingly dim at the same time?

When sunlight shines on the wings of a Bronzewing Pigeon the radiance of the colours can be breathtaking. These beautiful native pigeons are a constant presence on the farm and are drawn to the grain troughs, especially in our duck pens, like moths to a flame. But if there’s a life threatening course of action … Continue reading

shopping basket 0 items

Shopping Cart

0

Your shopping cart is empty

Visit the shop