In Australia, we are blessed with an incredible array of stunning landscapes and wildlife but in the fast pace of modern life, we don’t always get the time or opportunity to experience the natural environment regularly. By bringing the natural world inside, you can create your own little natural oasis and reconnect with nature, even if the only jungle around is a concrete one.
Welcome to my part of the world. I’m Rachel Ireland Meyers, and I am based in the Northern Beaches of Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia. I am surrounded by wildlife, tropical gardens, rainforests, the Coral sea - and yes, we have crocodiles too. This is my home, and I have come to appreciate every part of it. I have been creating artworks here for the past 4 years and it still remains a real novelty for me.
We all have unique histories, points of view, different interests, things that motivate us and things that don’t. There are things that we are enthusiastic and passionate about and let’s face it, we all have dreams too. Together, these things make us who we are, and it’s what makes each one of us truly unique. Sometimes, it’s difficult to express too, but today, I thought I’d introduce you to my painting titled, “Odd Pot” which inspired my collection of paintings called, The Garden Bazaar. It’s an opportunity to learn about the way I approach painting, and what makes me ‘tick’ when it comes to creating a new artwork. And, I hope it adds a great splash of colour to your day.