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"Sophie" barn owl - oil on canvas 122x91cm - $2,200

Ebony grew up in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, 
on a rural property surrounded by bushland and wildlife. As a result, 
she has always been fascinated by nature and colours and am constantly
 inspired and awestruck by the array and ever-changing beauty of our Earths natural landscapes.

"Gus" the galah - oil on canvas 66x122cm - $1,950

Her first painting was at the age of nine, when she was inspired after camping 
on a property at Birdwood, west of Wauchope, NSW. This was the first time that 
she had experienced the desire to capture what she saw on paper. Throughout her 
school life she continued to do art. In her final year at school, for her major 
artwork, she painted a scene from personal experience, based on her family and 
one of her favourite places, Barrington Tops. This was a series of three paintings
 of the Barrington Tops rainforest and the Allyn River.

'Hugo'' black cockatoo - oil on canvas 122x91cm - $2,200

After completing a degree in Environmental Science and working full time 
in science-related positions, she finally realised that illustration was her passion, 
and began working towards becoming a full-time artist by enrolling in 
Natural History Illustration (Honours) at the University of Newcastle,
of which she received a Class 1 Honours.

'Geff & Jenny' lorikeets - 102x66cm - $1,800

Her thesis and major artworks were based on studies of the  
home garden environment and its beneficial garden critters.
 She chose twelve beneficial garden critters and completed illustrations 
using graphite, pen, ink, acrylic, and watercolour. She also compiled 
fact sheets, a children's book and have created a Beneficial Garden Critter 
website, all of which can be accessed through the Natural History Illustration pages.

kookaburra - oil on canvas 122x91cm - $2,200

She then continued on to a Masters in Philosophy (Natural History Illustration) 
at the University of Newcastle and studied the effect of light on the natural world, 
titled ‘From Sea to Snow: Illustrating the Effect of Light and Colour on the Natural World,
A Visual Interpretation’.
The exegesis focuses on the historical, modern and cultural
uses of light in 
 artworks, and her artworks focus on the effect of light on five 
environments; coastal, grassland, woodland, forest and alpine.



Between completing her Honours and Masters she was employed by 
Greenleaf Retirement Village as an Artist in Residence and during that time 
she completed a series of works depicting the nature around the Village.



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