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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Send Flowers & Support the McGrath Foundation

Hi everyone!

As a wonderfully positive way to start 2016 we’ve gotten behind the fabulous McGrath Foundation. Throughout the month of January, Flowers for Everyone are donating 15% from the sale of this delightfully gorgeous pink number to the McGrath Foundation, and the work they do in the community around breast cancer.

McGrath Foundation High Tea Bouquet
From $77.00 plus $11.95 delivery in the Sydney metro

The ‘McGrath Foundation High Tea Bouquet’ is currently available for sale (Sydney only) via our online shop, in-store, or by phoning or emailing us at 1800 66 66 46 / sales@flowersforeveryone.com.au  Send flowers and support the community at the same time – what a great combination!

Want to know what your purchase will be helping to support?

About the McGrath Foundation

A story well-known in Australia, Jane and Glenn McGrath’s much-publicised experience with breast cancer led to the formation of what is now one of Australia’s most respected and recognised charities – the McGrath Foundation.

The McGrath Foundation raise money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia as well as to increase breast awareness in young people, with a particular emphasis on young women through our national breast education initiative ‘Curve Lurve’.

Today, over 40,000 Australian families have been supported by 110 McGrath Breast Care Nurses nationally. This service is provided free of charge and can be accessed by self-referral.

Every day, the Foundation work towards realising Jane’s vision: for every family experiencing breast cancer to have access to the support of a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or financial situation.

Jane McGrath High Tea 2016

On January 5th we also had the pleasure of sponsoring the 2016 Jane McGrath High Tea, suppling gorgeous vases of flowers to brighten up the tables, and pink rose stems for all the guests to take home. Take a look at these fabulous shots taken at the event below…

Jane McGrath High Tea 2016

Jane McGrath High Tea

It’s been a fantastic start to the year working with community organisations such as the McGrath Foundation. We hope the proceeds from our McGrath Foundation High Tea Bouquet can make a positive difference to a family’s life, in even the smallest of ways, as they cope with experiencing breast cancer.

Spreading hope and joy with pink petal power!

From the Flowers for Everyone Team

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Fun in the Hydrangea Farm

Summer is on our doorstep and our hydrangea is flush! It was a family affair on the farm last weekend as we rolled up our sleeves to pick bunch after beautiful bunch of hydrangea to deliver to our customers.

Hydrangea farm
Mum rolling up the sleeves…
Hydrangea farm
Mrs Primrose is behind there somewhere!

Super Dooper Hydrangea Special

To celebrate these darling little florets of summer we have just launched a $55 Hydrangea Bouquet to our online flower shop for delivery anywhere in the Sydney metro.

Pink hydrangea bouquet 3 Blue hydrangea bouquet 2-resized Hydrangea-mixed-bouquet

And for this week only we are including a FREE Ecoya candle worth $19.95. Now that, dear friends, is what we call absolutely fabulous value.

Free Candle

To order your summertime hydrangea bouquet and receive a free ECOYA candle, click here!

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