Sunday, June 14, 2009

Marion Chapman- artist from Southern Victoria

Artists Against Wind Farms have a new featured artist: Marion Chapman from the coastlands of Southern Australia.

The painting on the left is called "Seaweed Smorgasbord". Go to this page on the website to see more examples of her paintings, produced from observation of native Australian plants and wildlife.

About another painting, "Great Egret" she says it : "captures a moment from one of those superb calm days when no turbine blade turns."

Also included on the web-page are photographs of the Bald Hills Wetland Reserve, which she and her husband helped re-establish in the 1980's. This Reserve, and rare birds such as the Orange-bellied Parrot (only 200 left alive in the wild) are now threatened by the proposed Bald Hills Wind Farm.

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