Christine Cresswell

  • Drawing
  • Painting

I find botanical painting good for my soul ... both meditative and endlessly fascinating. I use watercolours and am continually learning more. Inspiration is all around me!

Studio Details

Christine Cresswell
130B Adelaide Street

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 SeptBy appointment
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 SeptBy appointment
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Universal access
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)

I love gardening and growing plants of all types.
After doing the Master Gardener course at the University of Melbourne (Burnley), my children gave me a botanical illustration course at the Royal Botanic Gardens (Melbourne), where I found I loved painting the plants as much as growing them!
Since moving to the Busselton/Margaret River region I particularly enjoy capturing the vivid colours and complex shapes of the local wildflowers and love to show the different stages of a plant’s life cycle. My paintings include a diverse range of subjects from well-known exotic plants to wildflowers that grow only in the Southwest of Western Australia.
Watercolours are my chosen medium because I love the vibrancy and luminosity that they allow – many of our wildflowers are absolutely stunning!
In recent years, I have participated in the Margaret River Region Open Studios event when over 100 artists in the region display their work and talk about the processes used. Through this I have met so many lovely visitors who also have a passion for plants and painting.
Influenced by my grandmother – a keen gardener, plant lover and painter of wildflowers – I have created a collection of botanical watercolours of many types of plants.