Ebony is a nature artist and illustrator, specialising in Australian wildlife, landscape and plants. She paints in oil on canvas and works in a painterly style to capture the character of the animal while still maintaining a high level of detail.
grew up in the Hunter Valley Region of New South Wales, on a rural
property surrounded by bushland and wildlife. As a result she has always
been fascinated and inspired by nature and the ever-changing beauty of
the Earth's natural landscapes.
first painting was at the age of nine, when she was inspired after
camping on a property at Birdwood, west of Wauchope, NSW. With the
assistance of her grandmother, she was able to capture the beautiful
landscape that she saw on paper. Throughout her time in high school and
university she continued to paint and draw in her spare time.
completing a degree in Environmental Science, Ebony began working
full-time in science-related positions in Canberra, all the while still
painting in any spare moment, she finally realised that painting was her
passion, and began working towards becoming a full- time artist by
enrolling in Natural History Illustration at the University of
attained a Class 1 Honours with her project 'Beneficial Garden
Critters' and then she continued on to complete a Masters in Philosophy
(Natural History Illustration) of which she studied the various light
effects experienced in different Australian environments. Titled ‘From
Sea to Snow: Illustrating the Effect of Light and Colour on the Natural
World, A Visual Interpretation’, the exegesis focuses on the historical,
modern and cultural uses of light in artworks, and her artworks focus
on the effect of light on five environments; coastal, grassland,
woodland, forest and alpine.
with a Masters in Natural History Illustration, Ebony paints in the
Hunter Valley and Canberra regions, where she is represented by the
Aarwun Gallery in Gold Creek (ACT), CStudios Art Gallery in Newcastle
(NSW), Watershed Gallery in Pokolbin (NSW), Traffic Jam Galleries in Sydney (NSW) and the Milk Factory Gallery
in Bowral (NSW).
In order to help protect the environment and wildlife of Australia. A share of all profits will be donated to wildlife conservation.
Ebony has chosen to support:
WIRES Wildlife Rescue
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Centre
Australian Koala Foundation
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife