Tag: nature

Incognito Art Show

The Incognito Art Show is an amazing concept where artists submit 3 A5-size artworks but only sign the back of the artwork. Artworks then go on sale anonymously for $100 each – with all funds raised to support artists with intellectual disabilities. Some very famous artists take part and the

Minjerribah Photo Diary

Minjerribah (also known as North Stradbroke Island) is one of my favourite holiday destinations ever – it is so close to Brisbane city and I just love spending time on this magical island! I spent a few glorious summer days here last summer, and as you can see in this

Tropical North Queensland Photo Diary

An escape to tropical North Queensland was just what we needed after what felt like a very long and cold winter here in Brisbane. I have been to North Queensland a few times, but this was the first time staying mostly in Cairns and exploring the area without a car.

new tropical pattern design – Calypso

One of my newest pattern designs is a fun little tropical number called Calypso. This tropical pattern design features a few of my botanical illustrations. I drew all of the elements either from life or from one of my photographs. I used a combination of watercolour pencils (Caran D’Ache) and

Tropical Art Challenge 2020

So one of the things I realised late last year was that I was spending way too much time on social media/marketing, and not nearly enough time creating art. So in the spirit of a new year, I decided to set an art challenge for myself to complete 25 tropical-inspired

Blue world

This is my third instalment of Norfolk Island-themed blog posts – I recently spent a week on this amazing island – you can read my top five reasons for visiting here, and check out my photo diary here. You are never far from the water on Norfolk, and the ocean

Norfolk Island photo diary

Norfolk Island

When I used to hear the words ‘Norfolk Island’ my mind conjured up images of lots of old people playing golf surrounded by pine trees!  After recently spending a week there, what I discovered instead was a fascinating blend of nature and history.  Norfolk is an amazing island to visit, here

Peregian Photo Diary Part 2

More images from my early morning wanderings at Peregian Beach – you can see Part 1 here 🙂

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park is such a stunning place to visit – there are amazing ocean vistas and interesting natural features like the coastal vegetation. I always jump at the chance for a walk around the park – these photos were from my last visit a couple of months ago –