Nature’s Palette Covered in the News


Further to my earlier post about Bowral artist Elizabeth Young and the opening of her exhibition in Goulburn – Nature’s Palette – the Southern Highlands News covered the exhibition.

Here is a link if you are interested in reading:

South Hill Gallery exhibition

Elizabeth Young in her Bowral studio with one of the paintings she will exhibit at the South Hill Gallery. Photo by Megan Drapalski


Nature’s Palette Opens in Style


Bowral resident Elizabeth Young found success in Goulburn with the opening of her exhibition Nature’s Palette on Saturday at South Hill Gallery. Director of Goulburn’s Regional Gallery Jane Cush, officially opened the exhibition, which goes until Sunday, 26 October.

For those wanting to visit, Goulburn is only 45 minute drive south from the Highlands. Well worth the trip. Here are a few pics from the opening.

For more details about Nature’s Palette, see my earlier post:

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Southern Highlander Elizabeth Young to showcase latest artwork in Goulburn


Nature’s Palette, an exhibition of recent works by Elizabeth Young, will be on display at South Hill Gallery in Goulburn, 11-26 October 2014. The exhibition will officially be opened by Jane Cush, Director of the Goulburn Regional Gallery on Saturday, 11 October 2014 at 2pm – please join the artist for drinks.

Southern Highlands-based Young is an award winning Australian artist with a career spanning over thirty years. Experimenting with different mediums, tones, colours, styles and textures has led to her versatile range of artistic skills and passions. More details on Young’s career can be found on her

Following the success of her joint exhibition Through Different Eyes at Depot II Gallery in Sydney in 2012; her solo exhibition Expressions of Inner Feelings at the Light Horse Gallery in the Southern Highlands in 2011; as well as many group exhibitions throughout NSW, Young is heading to the heart of Goulburn’s art scene to showcase her latest works. The series of landscape paintings in this exhibition represent her emotional expressions and responses to her surroundings and the affect they have on her senses. The result is shown in a variety of different styles from impressionistic, abstract or linear, through to some works that are more realistic. She has used watercolour, gouache, oils, mixed media and acrylics to create each piece of work. According to Young, the process involved in developing each work involved three basic stages – see, feel and create.

“Nature provides us with continual variation of colour – an ever changing palette,” said Young. “The vibrant colours of autumn, the misty greys of winter, the kaleidoscope of colour in spring and the sultry warm colours of summer, all help create strong emotional responses affecting the way I see and how I feel, which in turn motivates me to create.”

Some of the works have also been inspired by different vistas experienced in the Southern Highlands, as well as through travels to Tumut, the upper Murray/Murrumbidgee Basins and the scenic alpine regions of NSW and VIC.

For further information:



South Hill Gallery, Goulburn:

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to all of my lovely readers!

Hope you are all enjoying the silly season and are busy planning lots of trips to the Southern Highlands in 2013. If not, it’s not too late to start planning ;0)

Tulip Time hits Bowral


With Tulip Time well underway in Bowral, spring fever is in the air. The famous Tulip Time Parade is on today through the main street in Bowral at 3pm. Get along to see it – it really is special. It is when Southern Highlands community spirit is in full bloom as well!

In keeping with the the spring theme, my garden is also getting into the spirit, so I thought I’d share some of the colour with you.

Biota and Eshalot awarded hats in the 2013 Good Good Guide


My taste buds always get excited when The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide comes out. The 2013 list has just been released this week with Biota Dining (Bowral) receiving two hats and Eschalot (Berrima) receiving one hat. Biota also received an award for sustainability.

The Good Food Guide reviewers also dished on their favourite finds, with two mentions for the Southern Highlands.

Longest drive for great French food

To Berrima for Eschalot’s parisienne gnocchi made on choux pastry dough sauced with beurre noisette.

Most surprising (and best regional, for me)

”Lon” John Dory and steamed pandanus leaf with lime-flavoured tapioca jelly at Classical Thai Cravings, Mittagong.

Sadly, Classical Thai Cravings closed its doors suddenly a few months ago, with the owners returning to Thailand for family reasons. It was a regular favourite of mine.

Spring is here – hello tulips


It is always exciting when the first tulip of spring comes out. Sad I know, but it means that another Southern Highlands winter is out of the way and there is colour back in my garden!