Today let’s talk art!
Recently I had the pleasure of photographing my sister for her art website and social media accounts. Ellie-Jane is a watercolour, oil and lino print artist based in the Gippsland area. Her art’s common theme is the beautiful trunks of the indigenous Eucalyptus pauciflora ‘Snow Gum’, famous for the decorative bark this tree showcases throughout the year.
My sister and I both love the creativity of living in a rural setting, and we both draw inspiration from the landscapes surrounding us. Pictured is my sister holding a bouquet of flowers that I quickly made from the flowers at the farm and the greenery from the wild trees.
As for my sister she is taking inspiration from the beautiful trees found at the Baw Baw national forest in the Winter to paint on her canvas.
Pictured to the right is a lino print made to replicate the look of common Thyme. This is an art form both my sister and I love to do. I tend to favour making prints of Japanese Maple leaves and other ornate plants.
If you are interested in following my sisters social media accounts or to take a look at her art website you can find all the above at this link: www.elliejaneart.wordpress.com
Until next time, happy gardening!
By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs