Hawkesbury Floods & History

In reflecting on the current major floods on the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers and the surrounding districts it is interesting that in the course of my family history research this past year I have written something about the great 1867 flood. This is the biggest flood on record when the river rose to 19.1m. The... Continue Reading →

Currently Linocut Carving – Wildflorals

I am currently working my way slowly carving a new series of linocuts which I have called 'Wildflorals'. Perhaps they are 'wild' but maybe I should also have bracketed the title 'slightly mad'. They are a series of 6 designs based around 6 different Australian wildflowers - Banksia, Waratah, Waxflower, Wattle, Firewheel & Gum Blossoms.... Continue Reading →

Waratah Drawing

I have recently just finished a pen & ink drawing of a Waratah - Telopia speciosissima. Waratahs are a favourite wildflower of mine especially as I grew up in Sydney & remember the thrill of coming across one unexpectedly when I was roaming around in the bushland near my childhood home. I use a fine... Continue Reading →

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