Pearl Beach artist presents wildlife exhibition
Wildlife, the exhibition, will be presented by Pearl Beach artist Ms Marijke Greenway at The Palm House, Sydney Botanic Garden from 10am to 4pm from April 2-20.
Ms Greenway said the inspiration for the pieces that make up the exhibition came a recent safari holiday.
"We were on safari in Pilanesburg, South Africa, during July last year and with the aid of family photos, I have put together this exhibition," Ms Greenway said.
"It was an awesome experience.
"Nothing quite compares to the adventure of being up close to wild animals in their own environment.
"You shoot many wildlife photos and store amazing memories.
"Living in Australia, there is no need to go on safari.
"Here in Pearl Beach you sometimes see the wildlife almost on the doorstep and numerous birds in the trees.
"Goannas, snakes, brush turkeys and wallabies and even echidnas are quite common," Ms Greenway said.
"This exhibition covers two continents, both of which I have called home.
"Painting it was an enjoyable experience. I just felt that I could not stop.
"There was always another one to capture with the brush," Ms Greenway said.
Ms Greenway will also be present throughout the exhibition to discuss the works.
Media release, 8 Mar 2018
Marijke Greenway, Pearl Beach