Mandy Ferreira

  • Drawing
  • Painting

This body of work is a reflection on the last 2 years. Stylistic and mood changes. Still watercolour; drawing and ink added.

Studio Details

4 Harvest Rd

Opening Hours

  • Sat 7 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 8 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 10 SeptBy appointment
  • Wed 11 SeptBy appointment
  • Thu 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 17 SeptBy appointment
  • Wed 18 SeptBy appointment
  • Thu 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 22 Sept10am - 4pm

The red door at the end of the middle driveway, is my studio.

  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)

This body of work is a reflection on the last 2 years. Living in the SW, loving my new garden, holiday sketches, and visiting my daughter in the Perth hills.
My work begins intuitively. Plein air intrinsic to my making. Encased in the environment, drawing and watercolour become it’s extension. I apply marks with sticks and textured plant matter. I am interested in space, inviting the viewer in, letting my marks breathe on the page and allowing the viewer time to contemplate.

Juxtaposing abstraction with the intricacies of microstudy. I use my skills in observational drawing to cast the spotlight on the subtleties of the subject, their complexities and details.

I’ve enjoyed discovering the challenges of ”miniature”, limiting my palette, minimalizing my marks, including ink for vibrancy and playing with new ways to express myself, adding landscape to my subject matter.

With a passion for all plants is a given. My work often deals with unsung heroes. As biodiversity is diminished and biogeography and ecosystems around the globe seem more and more similar, I crave wilderness, and my home. The survival, grit and resilience of endemic plants. The love and sheer joy a home garden provides always fascinate me.
In a time of international uncertainty, it has been fabulous to be grounded and revel in the joy of creating