A lifelong love of plants, animals, painting and storytelling were interwoven several 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.
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.
Original paintings and stationery
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