Kinglake Natives by Narada Bartley

ARTIST NOTES: For this artwork I wanted to combine my favourite native flowers of Kinglake and surrounding areas. It made for an interesting mix of colours. Flowers include: Banksia Marginata, Daviesia latifolia, Acacia pycnantha, Correa Reflexa, Lythrum salicarie, and Tetratheca ciliata. Enjoy!


DIMENSIONS (Height - 60.00 cm X Width - 90.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Canvas
GENRE Plant Life
REGISTERED NRN # 000-43751-0138-01
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Artist: Narada Bartley


I grew up in Wagga Wagga NSW where I became more and more involved and in love with visual and performing arts as I got older. During year 12 I completed a cert IV in fine arts for my HSC alongside my usual high school subjects. After school I went on to complete another certificate in visual arts and contemporary craft where I was able to indulge in many forms of media and discover my influences.  My strongest point was life drawing, but I have always had a love for anything strange, different, surreal, or even macabre. I created a lot of work before moving to Melbourne in 2010, but after the move I found myself becoming more involved in performing arts than visual arts and the paintbrush was set down for some time. In 2018 I had my first child and in 2020 I had my second child. I had two daughters, both were breech babies and both born via cesarean. The amazing and eye-opening experience of pregnancy, birth and raising children has awakened a new sense of inspiration and thirst for visual arts once again. So I am welcoming myself back into the world of art in what is now a new age of art. Being a bit older now and more mature, I feel that I am able to explore the art world and learn from others more openly.

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