On a wider scope, my art intertwines effortlessly with my environmental activity. I've been an environmental volunteer for over 35 years. Those who know me best know this. This has been my promise to myself. Settling on painting Nature a long time ago, I recognized the complexity, the beauty and the abstract ideas that Nature presents. My art came to be about the Tree of Life - wild birds, native orchids, nests, banksias, shells and eucalypt trees - and engaging audiences with Nature.
I realized though, that Nature is defenceless against the tide of development and progress.
Sometimes I'd like to go to a parallel universe where our beautiful, incredible Nature is loved and revered, where Nature is a saint, and treated as such.
Many know me as a conservationist. It's been my promise, my dedication, to speak out for Nature however I can - sometimes it's writing, or planting, or painting, or showing people a bird they've never seen. I love to ignite people's sense of wonder.
I've discovered along the way I can be me - an artist and an activist with a woman's perspective, and now that of an older woman. It is holistic.