Vivien is passionate about painting the diversity of Australia’s flora and fauna. She paints in mainly watercolour, but ventures into coloured pencil, graphite, ink and occasionally, oils
Vivien loves to paint the small birds, many of whom are overlooked by people as they go out and about. The same applies to the native wildflowers. Many of these are small gems in the grass. Australia’s flora is so diverse, there is always something new to paint.
The artistic background comes from studying art at school, otherwise Vivien had no formal tuition, except local workshops. Dance, another art from, has featured very positively in Vivien’s past as a ballet teacher for 15years in Port Moresby and Young, NSW. She started painting in Canberra over 10years ago and has progressed from those early days. As a child, she loved the wildflowers in the UK and would draw them.
Vivien has exhibited in the BAG exhibition for most of those 10+ years, Canberra Botanical, Sydney Botanica, Beechworth Botanica and many local exhibitions. She has had 2 solo exhibitions at Bungendore Fine Art.
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