Hydrangeas on Manly’s Shelly Beach

Flowers for Everyone recently held a ‘Battle of the Florists’ among two of its retail stores. Our Balgowlah team had a beach theme with the design condition of incorporating ornamental kale.

The girls went all out, photographing their stunning floral arrangement on Manly’s Shelly Beach. Plenty of passers by stopped to comment on how gorgeous it was, but one of our Facebook fans took it a step further, and, after seeing the photo on our page, painted the most amazing still life of the flowers.

Hydrangeas on Shelly Beach
Hydrangeas on Shelly Beach by Terri Maddock, acrylic and pastel on matboard, 25 x 35cm.
Battle of the Florists
The original photo taken on Manly’s Shelly Beach, featuring ornamental kale, hydrangea, Scottish thistle, Eucalyptus foliage and monsteria leaves.

Curiousity piqued, we checked out Terri’s portfolio listed on Redbubble and were wowed. An accountant by day, Terri’s humble confession to art and textiles being a ‘sideline’ is understating her talent.

About Terri

How long have you been painting for?

I studied art at high school & part-time evening at TAFE (over 30 years ago, how embarrassing!). I started again 9 years ago after children etc & have really enjoyed being able to focus on painting again – mostly with pastels & oils.

How did you learn how to paint? 

I started back at art learning pastel painting with Bernard Devaux at Forestville Community Art Centre.  Bernard is a wonderful artist & our group at Forestville was great.  Since moving to Bonny Hills on the Mid north coast in December 2013, I’ve been painting with the Hastings Valley Fine Art Assoc & enjoy plain air (outdoors) painting on a Monday morning the most. We have a gallery in Port Macquarie overlooking Oxley Beach where I exhibit.

What is your favourite flower?

Roses are my favourite flower – doesn’t matter what colour, although I do like the old fashioned roses that have a beautiful perfume the best.

How can people buy your art? 

My original artworks are available from my home studio in Bonny Hills, as well as the Hastings Fine Art Gallery in Port Macquarie. Redbubble has a portfolio of paintings that are available as prints & other merchandise, with the descriptions indicating if the original has been sold.

Terri can be contacted via email at bonnyviewstudio@gmail.com if you are interested in her work.

We are so glad Terri spotted our photograph on Facebook and took inspiration from it to produce such a gorgeous painting. Thanks Terri for sharing!

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for the next #battleoftheflorists competition announcement and the chance to win a $50 gift certificate with Flowers for Everyone!

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Gourmet Treats with Autumn Blooms

With the onset of autumn we have launched three special gifts exclusive to Sydney, featuring beautiful fall inspired flowers paired with quality gourmet treats.

Our florists have combined autumn-hued blooms in burnt orange, gold, amber, peach, red and yellow with such delectable delights as organic milk chocolate covered roasted almonds, Italian-style hazelnut and chocolate biscotti, and Madagascan 70% cacao chocolate.

All our gourmet goodies are just the thing to curl up with on the couch and enjoy with a coffee or hot chocolate as the temperatures start to drop of an evening (any day soon we hope!).

Autumn in a Box

autumn flowers

One of our best selling flower arrangements, this gift box features bright orange gerbera daisies, golden orchids, apricot roses, red berries and fresh greenery, and is paired with delicious Green Grove organic milk chocolate coated almonds.

On Sale! Save $13.50 Buy Now $69.00*

Autumn Lilies

lilies and choc  chocolate

Our long lasting Asiatic lilies are beautifully gift wrapped and perfectly complemented by a bar of Bahen & Co Madagascan 70% cacao chocolate. Ground from bean to bar in Western Australia’s Margaret River, this fair trade chocolate is both delicious and stylishly presented. Select from three different autumn coloured lily blooms; burgundy red, orange or classic cream and you have the perfect present for any occasion.

Starting from only $58.00* Buy Now

Autumn Roses

autumn roses

This gorgeous rose bouquet of peach and golden yellow hues, autumn foliage and sculptural willow has been teamed with delicious Italian-style gourmet hazelnut & chocolate biscotti. Available in ten or twenty stems. Beautiful!

From $87.50 (10 stems). Buy Now

Plus stay tuned for more autumn floral designs launching via our online shop in the coming days!

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*Prices exclude $11.95 delivery fee. Offer and product exclusive to delivery in the Sydney metro.