Daryl’s work shares the beauty and uniqueness of our precious Australian flora and fauna with others, her hope is that it will inspire us all to care for it and conserve it for generations to come.
Daryl moved to North Queensland in 1993.
"It is, by every measure of my senses, a very long way from childhood in the south of London, then growing up in the vast and beautiful dry landscapes of South Australia, to the far northern tropics of Australia. I guess it has taken me a good portion of my lifetime to find my place in the world but this is it; a place where I belong and what an extraordinary and special place it is!'
As a member of the Wildlife Artist Society of Australasia and the Queensland Wildlife Art Society, her passion for Australian wildlife is evident with most of her work depicting the fine detail of Australia's beautiful and unique flora and fauna. She shares her time between art, wildlife rehabilitation and community education and engagement. She has spent much of the last two decades working specifically with the endangered Mahogany Glider. The conservation of this beautiful, threatened gliding possum and its limited remaining woodland habitat in tropical north Queensland is what inspires her art and life.
"My two great passions in life are wildlife and art.
I am fortunate to have close contact with some of north Queensland's rarest and most endangered species, through my work in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Our home at Mungarru Lodge Sanctuary in the Kennedy Valley, tropical far north Queensland is shared with an amazing diversity of unique flora and fauna providing endless inspiration, interest and color. My work, income and inspiration are derived from these magnificent north Queensland landscapes, habitats and creatures. The wet tropics is an inspirational place of exceptional natural beauty; the ideal home for an artist.
My husband, Geoff and I live surrounded by some of the most rare, ancient, beautiful landscapes and creatures on earth, we are privileged indeed!"
Book Released Oct 2020 on sale at Cardwell Gallery or online