Lee Evans 2016-10-13T12:22:03+00:00
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Lee Evans

A lifelong love of plants, animals, painting and storytelling were interwoven five years ago into Lee’s small business, Feather Flower Brush. Between raising heritage breeds of chickens and growing daphne plants, Lee takes up her brushes to capture the essence of small farm life in her oils and watercolours.

Lee derives constant inspiration for her paintings from the old heritage-listed farm she lives on in Glenorie and from all the beautiful plants and animals, both native and domestic, that surround her there.

Lee enjoys capturing the individual character of farm animals and much-loved pets and finds the texture of oil paint ideal for these more expressive, realist works. She also uses oils for naïve-style scenes brimming with farm and garden life and activity.

Lee’s studies of native plants and the small birds and insects that inhabit them call for very fine detail. For these works Lee uses the dry-brush watercolour techniques of botanical art. She delights in concealing tiny creatures amongst the foliage to draw the viewer into closer examination of the painting.

Original paintings and stationery

Mobile: 0427 740 373

Website: www.featherflowerbrush.com.au

Some of My Work is Featured Below.

Lee Evans

Lee’s artworks are reproduced as prints and stationery including greeting cards, notepads, gift-wrap, writing compendiums and bookmarks. She also accepts commissions for original paintings.

Lee’s love of storytelling brings a strong narrative quality to her work. She writes an entertaining Small Farm Stories blog on her website and her greeting cards feature small stories about their subjects.

Some of my highlights

Live locally, give globally
After 30 years of driving to and from office jobs, often spending more than three hours in peak hour traffic each day, I took a leap into the unknown in 2012 and decided to see if it might be possible to make a living right here on the farm. I’m now ‘living locally’ by working from home and employing the services of local businesses – my printer works from a home office on the same road as me. And I’m ‘giving globally’ by reducing my carbon footprint and contributing 5% of profits from Feather Flower Brush to charitable organisations supporting the health and well-being of people and the environment both within Australia and internationally. My products are made from either recycled paper or paper from sustainable forests and my printer uses 50% solar energy in the printing process.
My signature image combines the feather of a Light Sussex hen with clusters of daphne flowers and one of my paintbrushes and sets them against a block of sandstone from my home, ‘Abergeldie’. The feather, flowers and brush form a heart shape as I paint from the heart the things that I love.
Abergeldie is a sandstone cottage built in or very soon after 1889 from sandstone quarried on the edge of the property. It was built by Elizabeth MacDonald, an immigrant from Scotland. Over the years the various owners have added on a patchwork of simple extensions in different materials. The roof leaks, the floor creaks, there are cracks and gaps and even a plant forcing its way up through the floor in a corner of my bedroom but I feel a tremendously strong affection for this lovely old house and it’s a great privilege to live here.

About half of the property is cleared, arable land and the rest is native bushland which backs onto an enormous uninhabited area of steep ridges and gullies stretching away towards the distant Hawkesbury River. My parents, Nona and Allan Evans, bought Abergeldie before I was born and I’ve had the great good fortune to experience the many riches of living on a small farm all my life.

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Meet with Lee Evans at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 12 - 13 NOV 2016

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans...
All on a meandering country drive...
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