Digital Art, Wild Flowers

Inspired by Wild Flowers

Photographs and digital art featuring Central Victorian wild flowers.

Four years ago, I knew nothing about our local wild flowers. Moving to a property with bushland piqued my curiosity about the larger, more noticeable species. I began to photograph them to identify what they were in field guides.  Along the way, I am fortunate to have met local people who showed me native orchids and lilies, some only a few centimeters high. I caught the bug, wanting to document all of the species growing in our bushland.

Somewhere along the way, identification turned into artwork. I began creating digital art to emphasise features of the flowers. This evolved into creating fabric designs.

Framed prints and canvas prints.

Yesterday, the culmination of this work was the opening of my exhibition “Wild: flowers of Central Victoria” showcasing work in all three forms. If you live in Ballarat, or are passing through, drop by Radmac, 110 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat and take a look.  ‘Wild’ runs throughout February 2017.



A Swamp Wallaby in the Garden

Winter in 2015 was quite dry, and the Swamp Wallaby was often seen near the house – which is when I took this photograph.  It’s actually eating the native plants in the garden, after drinking from the water feature.

Thankfully, this Winter has been much wetter, with lots of food for wallabies in the bush. We haven’t seen any wallabies up close this Winter.  While I miss seeing them happily munching away just outside the window, I must admit I am thankful they don’t need to eat the garden this year.  I guess they will return in Summer when there is less to eat in the bush.

A Swamp Wallaby happily munching away on our native plant garden in 2015.