an Original Painting by Therese Howie
Acrylic on Canvas
35cm x 45cm
Ready to hang
Floral & Botanical
Modern Impressionist Painting
South western Australia contains the greatest diversity of banksias, with 60 species recorded. They are also an important part of the flora of Australia’s eastern coast. Few banksias are found in the arid regions of Australia or in the rainforests of the eastern coast.
There are 173 Banksia species, and all but one occur naturally only in Australia. Banksias were named after Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820 ), who, in 1770, was the first European to collect specimens of these plants.
Therese Howie is a West Australian artist who has lived and painted all over the world. An experienced arts educator and teacher, she has lectured and taught in all aspects of fine arts in Australia and internationally and has a long-standing painting career. Therese’s vibrant compositions reflect her passion for colour and pattern, often incorporating vintage fabrics and whimsical elements. She draws inspiration from the world around her; the landscape, faces of friends and family, pets, flowers and the colour and beauty of the natural world. Her work has been shown at a range of galleries and has been widely commissioned, including for public buildings. She currently paints form her studio in Claremont.
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