oil on linen
45 x 61 cm
The Waratah Forest I grew up in a forest with beautiful trees and wildflowers were everywhere. My Grandmother remembers when there were waratahs in our forest. This was because the poachers took them all to sell in Sydney. So I created out of my fantasy, a forest of giant waratahs in this series of paintings where Aboriginal and Fairies live like Kings. This painting inspired me to paint seriously the body of work on "Black Fairies".