Arrived in Alice Springs yesterday and toured the old telegraph station, The School of the Air, and Flying Doctors. We traveled from Alice Springs to Ulura where we visited the Olga's in Tata Tjuta national park and enjoyed a sunset viewing of Uluru. Today we hiked to a waterhole at the base of Uluru where we saw pictographs and enjoyed the landscape. We visited the aboriginal cultural center. We enjoyed watching aboriginal women painting. Their art has lots of dots which represents the spinifex grass from the air. Flew from Ayers Rock to Cairns and could see the circular patterns represented in the aboriginal art.
Growing up on a Missouri farm, I learned to love the outdoors and its creatures. I earned a BS and MS in biology from Emporia State University, and taught biology for fourteen years. Working as a park ranger naturalist for many summers, the beauty of Yellowstone inspired me to return to painting. I have studied with several outstanding watercolor painters, exhibited work in national shows, and received many awards.
The versatility of watercolor continues to intrigue me. Carrying a small watercolor box and sketchbook when hiking or backpacking allows me to enjoy plein air painting. I also work in the studio because summers are short in the high country near Laramie, Wyoming.