Saturday, August 23, 2014


Studio Studio Studio Studio Adding a little bit of gold to these mushrooms Water colours and gouache

I'm still preparing for my solo exhibition 'Forest + Feather', which means painting lots of mushrooms, leaves and rocks. My little studio has been filled with feathers, clumps of moss, stones and mushrooms for inspiration.

Today I'm having a little time off to have lunch with family and hear about their adventures travelling to the centre of Australia and along the southern edge of the country.


Monday, August 11, 2014


Weekend Weekend Weekend

After a massive week of commissions, painting and a very exciting photo shoot, I'm taking it easy this weekend to catch up on orders for cards and paint for my exhibition. I have so much to be grateful for right now, and even though life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately, I'm so happy.

Harley made this delicious rhubarb crumble and included his favourite ingredient, campari so it's a lovely balance of sweet and subtle bitterness, which sounds weird but is really nice.

Hope you had a lovely weekend! x

Friday, August 8, 2014

Forest + Feather // Art Exhibition

FLYER // Forest + Feather art exhibition Painting for my upcoming solo show "Forest + Feather" Painting for my upcoming solo show "Forest + Feather" "Nurture" detail
Painting for my upcoming solo show "Forest + Feather"
My art exhibition "Forest + Feather" will be held at The Corner Store Gallery in Orange, September 4-21. The opening night is Friday Sept 5th from 6-8pm. All are welcome and I would love to see you there! 

The exhibition is a collection of my watercolour and gouache artworks, featuring lots of birds, mushrooms and other plant life. All pieces will be for sale on the opening night and the weeks afterwards.

Here is a little excerpt from my artists statement for the show:

"Working primarily with watercolour and gouache, I create colourful artworks with a botanical theme, depicting flora and bird life in an illustrative style. Preferring to work with fine tipped brushes, my aim is to create intricate works of detailed patterns and lines. 

I am interested in the life cycle of plants, and the natural process of life, death and renewal. I am awed by how a mighty oak is born from a tiny acorn, the way that bees and other insects pollinate flowers which then turn into fruit, and the fact that all living things will eventually die and replenish the soil. In nature, nothing is wasted. Every creature and plant has a significant role to play within its fragile ecosystem. My art has been influenced by my growing acknowledgment of the need for sustainability in a disposable society."

Forest + Feather An exhibition by Amelia Herbertson

The Corner Store Gallery
382 Summer Street, Orange NSW
Opening night Friday, 5th September. 6-8pm.
Show runs 4-21 September 2014

Thu/Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 9am-4pm
Sun - 10am-4pm