Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Freelance botanical, scientific and natural history artist.
Has a keen interest in the artistic interpretation of natural history themes.
Primarily works on paper using traditional techniques whilst aiming for a fresh contemporary look. Her work is a combination of a fascination for science and natural history with a desire to render works of art with beauty, character and scientific merit.
In Melbourne she conducts courses teaching botanical watercolour painting, microscopic dissection drawing and vellum painting in association with Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens. She is also a tutor for other private art groups on a regular basis.
She studied fine art at Prahran College, Victoria in 1979 majoring in printmaking, and studied horticulture and botanical illustration at V.C.A.H. Burnley 1986-89.
Worked at the National Herbarium of Victoria since 1992 as a botanical illustrator where she aimed to combine botanical and horticultural knowledge with artistic skills, contributing pen and ink drawings for the Flora of Australia, Flora of Victoria, Mulleria and other scientific publications.
Exhibited widely in Australia and internationally and produced many works for commission with paintings held in private, public and corporate collections.
Source: H.Hewson Australia - 300 Years of Botanical Illustration
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pennsylvania, USA, web database, (viewed 28.02.2014)
Portrait Photo: Hunt Institute