Some of the world’s most famous artworks have been inspired by nature: from Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (1919) to Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Latte (1886).

It is not that uncommon to spot artists in Centennial Park, painting the beautiful natural landscapes and daily, visitors amaze us with quality photos of trees, ponds and swans. Every single week we pick our faves and they make it to our Photos of the Week blog posts.  Today though, for something different, we take a look at the creative expression of one of our very talented volunteers, Anna Voytsekhovich.

Anna moved to Sydney from her home in the Ukraine earlier this year. She enjoyed her visits to Centennial Parklands so much that she signed herself up to our regular Bush Regeneration Volunteer Program. Twice a month, Anna works to rehabilitate the beautiful natural setting at the Guriwal Trail in Centennial Park. After a rewarding Bush Regeneration session, she collects small pieces dropped by nature, then takes them home and draws them!

Anna says she enjoys drawing everything from leaves to dead flowers to mushrooms and fungi and ink and watercolour are her favourite mediums. Check out her impressive botanic illustrations below.

 

Agaricus augustus

Agaricus augustus

 

Eucalyptus leaves

Eucalyptus leaves

 

Chlorophyllum hortense

Chlorophyllum hortense

 

Angiozanthos

Angiozanthos

 

We think they are incredibly lifelike! What do you think?

 

Your chance to get inspired by nature

 

Now is your turn! We are currently seeking volunteers to help us rehabilitate the Guriwal Trail in Centennial Park. If you love nature as much as Anna and want to participate in our volunteer Bush Regeneration projects, you can find more information here

 

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