Australian How To Paint

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Tanzania in East Africa was Louise Derry’s birthplace. Her home these days is in far north Queensland. She has earned an arts degree in ‘Art, Design and Technology’ which combined a variety of art modules including pottery; printmaking; fabrics; silversmithing and jewellery; woodwork; and art history.

“I specialised in painting in my final year,” she admits. “I wasted much of my college time as I was far more interested in my newfound freedom and independence – being away from home. What I do today is

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