Excited to announce – my art is selling at Springbrook.

It is with great excitement that I announce that my art has been accepted by the Fudge Shop up on beautiful Springbrook which is located in the beautiful Heritage Listed National Park Qld, with unspoiled rain forest, famous waterfalls, walks for the keen bush walkers, scenic lookouts, loads of wildlife and the   ” the best damn fudge on the Coast! “   All their fudge is made fresh daily, onsite.  They also sell local art and other items such as – soaps, jams, locally made honey and the popular Lemon Myrtle products.

So go for a drive to see their lovely shop, buy some fudge and peruse all the interesting pieces of local art.  Maybe buy some of my art!

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Red Eyed Tree Frog (Australian)

As a child, I can remember the wonderment and joy I felt when I came across a small tree frog in the garden.  This fascination with tree frogs has continued into adulthood. However it has been many years since I have experienced the joy of discovering a small tree frog in my own garden.  It is said that frogs are the barometer of our planet’s health, so it is important to protect and maintain their future existence.

Froggy #1aTherefore I  often paint Tree Frogs as a reminder to us that we must do what we can to protect our endangered species by reducing our use of pesticides, stopping the clearing of wildlife habit and taking action to preserve their fragile environment.

So I thought I would give you all a little information about  these most beautiful little creatures.

Red Eyed Tree Frogs are bright green in colour on their back with a yellow coloured, granular underside. In adults the back of the thighs may be purple/black in colour and the inner part of their hands and the top of their front legs are yellow.

They have large finger and toe pads with their fingers being three quarter webbed and their toes being almost fully webbed. They have horizontal pupils and the iris is golden near the pupil but becomes red towards the outside of the eye.

In rare cases they may have randomly placed yellow spots on their back. Their call is several long moaning “Aaa-rk” followed by soft trills.

Red Eyed Tree Frogs inhabit the wet sclerophyll forests, rainforests and grasslands of eastern Australia.

Red Eyed Tree Frogs feed upon insects.

Breeding occurs after rain during spring and summer in temporary ponds, ditches and streams. Males call to attract females and eggs are laid in small clusters attached to twigs and stems.

Red Eyed Tree Frogs are also known as:

Red Eyed Green Tree Frog

Orange Eyed Tree Frog

Red Eyed Tree Frog is a common name for two types of frog. This one, Litoria chloris, is found in Australia and Agalychnis callidryas is found in South America.

Too see more of my lovely little tree frogs, click on this link :

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From found driftwood to Natural Art Pieces

resurrectionAs I walk along the shore early mornings, I’m always on the lookout for unexpected gems that are washed up by the oceans waves.

Sometimes it is a beautiful complete shell, sometimes a stone that has been polished by the ocean waves, and  other times it may be a piece timber that has floated the ocean tides and finally washed ashore.

Some of these found pieces have spoken to me and they have become part of my Resurrected series.

I continue to seek new surprises as I walk the shore and enjoy nature’s beauty.  Who knows when I may discover my next gem.

Resurrection

This is my very first piece in my Resurrection Series. This piece of discarded timber has been given new life.  Small buds push through the old timber and new pale green buds unfurl toward the sunlight.

Nature is resilient and this piece symbolises new life.

resurrection of life

Wood Nymph

This beautiful piece of flotsam was the perfect surface for my wood nymph. Its lovely rugged shape and smooth surface cried out to be revived and admired.

My wood nymph’s beautiful ethereal face emerges from the timber.

Wood Nymph

Green Tree Frog I & II

These beautiful pieces of flotsam seem to be perfect for my lovely green tree frogs. Their rugged shapes and smooth surfaces cried out to be revived and admired.

I have an affinity to the colourful green tree frogs.  Frogs are the barometer of our planet’s health and therefore are a valuable creature to be protected at all times.

Each of my little frogs sit serenely on a tree branch looking out for their dinner.

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Green Tree Frog Paper-weights

These little fellows make lovely paper weights.  Beautiful stones from the shoreline each painted with one of my little frogs.

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Banded Finches

Five little finches sitting in a row, their sharp little eyes looking for their next meal.  They make a cute image for this piece of driftwood.

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