My name is Amelia Herbertson and I am an artist living in Sydney's inner west, having recently moved from Orange, Australia.
Working primarily with water colour 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.
My illustrations feature on a range of unique greeting cards, gift tags and art prints available in my online shop.
I am interested in the life cycle of plants, animals and ourselves. 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.