Capturing biodiversity beautifully with art exhibition

Jane Li’s painting of a Petrophile linearis - Pixie mop; Kwinana’s flora emblem
Jane Li’s painting of a Petrophile linearis - Pixie mop; Kwinana’s flora emblem

CAPTURED on canvas are stunning reminders of the beautiful wildflowers our area enjoys each spring for international Month of Biodiversity.

As a nod to the month that promotes protection, conservation and improvement of biodiversity both within Australia and across the world the City of Kwinana has invited artists Jane Li and Michaela Perryman to display their work.

Stunning photographs are also included in the body of work.

Mayor Carol Adams said the works captured our unique local wildlife beautifully.

Michaela Perryman’s photo of a Diuris Longifolia – Purple Pansy Orchid.

“Kwinana, along with the rest of Western Australia, is host to a spectacular array of wildflowers between July and October,” she said.

“Our roadside kerbs, paddocks, walking trails, parks and coastal dunes come alive with an incredible burst of colour as these flowers come into bloom.”

Among the exhibition are paintings of orchids, white wattles and kangaroo paws.

The annual wildflower walk will coincide with the exhibition that is on display from September 13 – October 3.

Jane Li was born in China and since arriving in Australia she has been painting wildflowers with water colours.

Her works pay homage to the beauty of wildflowers, while reminding us that many of these unique and delicate floral specimens are rare and endangered.

Michaela Perryman’s photography captures every detail of each fragile specimen.

She grew up in England and recalled long childhood walks with her father, picking flowers along the way.