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In the Garden with the Gordon girls


David Morrice Gordon (1899-2001) was a good friend of mine. He lived twenty minutes away from my Glenmorgan home (quite close in bush speak) surrounded by the wonderful garden of Australian plants he had established over many years with loving care. His wife Dorothy was an artist and the Gordons generously opened their spectacular venue to the local art group for seminars with Mervyn Moriarty and other Flying Arts tutors in the 1970s and 80s, opening up a new world of colour and forms to the enthusiastic group. Today Australian gardeners are familiar with the naturally occurring hybrid grevilleas named after the Gordons' daughters Robyn, Sandra and Merinda, and an exciting new one after Dorothy herself. Myall Park Botanic Garden is now a public place, mostly due to the efforts of local artist friends to help Dave throw it open for the pleasure of all. A true icon for Queensland.

Entered in Qld Regional Art Award 2017



acrylic on canvas

finished size: 

915mm h x   915 w


AUD 1500