“Goldie” (from photo courtesy of Narko Tick)

Welcome Spider and Critter Lovers!

I hope you like spiders and critters! My website is full of them. Well, except for the painting classes page (I don’t want to frighten off potential students)! I find spiders in particular rather fascinating, and have done since I was a child. Did you ever have story books about the little creatures that live in your garden? Did those books have amazing pictures of spiders and beetles and butterflies with their families, making homes in mushrooms, and having conversations with one another? I had a number of those books. It was a lovely fantasy world to live in.

As a grown-up, I still find the “little” world fascinating, and recently discovered that there are more arachnids in the world than just redbacks and tarantulas! There are orb spiders, and jumping spiders, and peacock spiders, and…. the list goes on. I am on a mission now to learn more about the amazing world of spiders through my art.

Are you a crazy spider enthusiast like me? Don’t you think they’re fascinating? They each have their own personalities just like humans, and they each live differently, eat differently and even mate differently! If you are just as fascinated about them as I am, then why not join me on my journey of spider discovery? Maybe you’d like to have one of my originals on your wall? It would definitely be a talking point with your friends and family! Keep an eye out for my new paintings, and subscribe to my newsletter to be updated with my latest news which includes paintings for sale, and information about my classes and exhibitions.

Me with “Macro Magic” (from photo courtesy of Sebastien Malo)

My Art World

Watercolor is my preferred medium. It is amazing at how much you can do with watercolour and how much undiscovered territory there is with this medium! I combine my passion of painting critters with teaching others to enjoy the world of watercolour too (where we paint normal subjects like landscapes and flowers)!  My painting classes and workshops are held in the northern suburbs of Perth.  I really enjoy watching students travelling on their own watercolor journey.  My other passion is animal rights, and I’m pleased to say that all the products I use are animal friendly and don’t contain animal products.

I am a member of the Watercolour Society of WA, the WA Society of Arts, and I am currently the Chairperson for the Joondalup Art Gallery. Please visit my other pages to view my gallery, and to get more information about classes, workshops, my influences, and how to subscribe to my regular newsletters.

Note: Many thanks to Sebastien Malo, Jurgen Otto, and Narko Tick for letting me use some of their photos to create my spider paintings. Here are links to their Facebook Pages:

Une araignee au plafond – Seb Malo Photographie

Peacock Spider

Narko Tick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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