Grow – Meet the Maker with Fiona Read

I love nature and painting. Nature inspires the subjects I paint. And my creativity helps me enjoy the beauty of nature! Nature has such exquisite colours, patterns, scents and sounds. Being in nature or painting helps me relax and appreciate the present moment. When I’m painting I can get absorbed for hours. I have also felt this mindfulness when walking in the bush or past a scented rose bush, when seeing this giraffe in South Africa, or when  exploring exhibitions of the great impressionists or local art and crafts. I’ve always dabbled in art, throughout school and was encouraged to paint alongside my Nanna and Grandma. I’ve had fun exploring landscapes, birds and flowers. I’ve studied botanical watercolour painting with Read More