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State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022
State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022

NatureArt Lab Blog

  • Artist Spotlight: Ami Sangani
    January 22, 2024

    Artist Spotlight: Ami Sangani

    _________________________________________________ Image: Ami Sangani Nature journaling has been a revelation in my wellbeing journey.  During times of adversity, I often immersed myself in the natural world to feel soothed and turned to artists for inspiration.  However until undertaking the nature...

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  • Artist Spotlight: Dr. Fenja T. Ringl
    January 15, 2024

    Artist Spotlight: Dr. Fenja T. Ringl

    _________________________________________________ Image: "Welcome Swallows at Dusk", print, Dr. Fenja T. Ringl Dr Fenja T. Ringl is a Canberra-based printmaker with a passion for nature-influenced art that reflects Australia’s unique ecological and cultural environments. With a professional background in archaeology, palaeo-ecology...

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  • Artist Spotlight: Yvonna de Jong
    January 10, 2024

    Artist Spotlight: Yvonna de Jong

    _________________________________________________ Image: Kookaburra in natural acrylics by Yvonna de Jong Yvonna de Jong is a Canberra based Artist, passionate about nature and caring for our environment. She is a qualified teacher and her preferred medium is acrylic paints. She is...

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  • Artist Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Scharaschkin
    January 8, 2024

    Artist Spotlight: Dr. Tanya Scharaschkin

    _________________________________________________ Image: 'Elaeoarpus grandis', Tanya Scharaschkin Dr Tanya Scharaschkin is a botanist, artist and teacher. Tanya is intrigued by patterns in nature and is keen to share the beauty of plants that she sees at different scales as a botanist....

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  • NatureArtLab Newsletter - August 2023
    August 10, 2023

    NatureArtLab Newsletter - August 2023

    Image: 'By the Beach' - Linda Hollier 'Nature in Focus' Exhibition Recap Last week marked the close of our 'Nature in Focus' nature photography exhibition, it was fantastic to see the range of entries by our photography course and workshop...

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  • ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Libby Derham
    June 19, 2023

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Libby Derham

    An award-winning, full-time artist, Libby Derham is a fourth-generation watercolourist. She won the Annie Tan Memorial Watercolour Award (Queensland Regional Art Awards) (2021) and has been a finalist in multiple local and national awards. She completed art training at Surrey Institute of Art and Design in the UK (1996-1998). 

    Pushing traditional into experimental watercolour, Libby looks for new ways of working with the medium’s dynamic fluidity and transparent qualities, mixing with pigment. An appreciation for the natural world informs Libby's practice. The work seeks to capture her sensory experience within it and the immersive qualities of En plein air. 

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  • Botanical Art - A Productive Meditation
    June 15, 2023

    Botanical Art - A Productive Meditation

    David Reynolds is a botanical artist from Melbourne who teaches in Canberra and Brisbane with NatureArt Lab.In this article talks about his art practice and the importance of getting to know your subject. He also asked the question about botanical art and gender. Hopefully more men will join this creative pursuit and enjoy the productive meditation the art of botanical painting provides. 

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  • Sketching flowers - Nicole Crosswell Artist Profile
    June 7, 2023

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Nicole Crosswell

    Nicole Crosswell is a practising visual artist, arts facilitator, and the scientific illustrator for The Queensland Herbarium at Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Her arts practice embodies the phrase ‘to draw’; from contemporary manipulation of physical thread and line through to traditional methods of drawing and mark making. In both her professional and personal life is Nicole’s passion for the natural world and its dynamic evolution.
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  • ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lesley Wallington
    June 2, 2023

    ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lesley Wallington

    Lesley Wallington is a professional, award-winning artist and tutor with more than 30 years’ teaching experience. Her journey in water based media, through studies at the ANU School of Art has resulted in innovative approaches to her painting and competency across a range of mediums. With a background in Biology, Ecology and Mathematics Lesley brings together in her work, a love of art, science and nature.
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