Valerie Richards has painted some of the eremophilas that were collected by Dr. Beckler. They are wonderful plants, commonly known as emu bushes. In her interview Valerie describes Eremophila sturtii and what attracted her to paint this dainty flower.
It has an absolute profusion of lilac, pink and cream flowers. It was these colours that attracted me at first. From a distance it looks like a green shrub. As you get to close to it you see the beautiful flowers. The impact of the colours was such a surprise. The shrub is symmetrical, attactive shape. It grows to 1 to 2 metres.The full interview with Valerie is here.
|Valerie's painting, the work in progress|
|Left: Plantago drummondii; Right: E. sturtii (Art work copyright: Valerie Richards 2013)|
|Left: E. deserti Right: Senna artemisioides subsp. x sturtii (Art work copyright: Valerie Richards 2013)|
|Arabidella trisecta (Art work copyright: Valerie Richards 2013)|
|Valerie's work hanging together|