Sue Wickison style of painting is meticulous working in the traditional watercolour discipline capturing
the details and nuances of colour of the plants. Paintings can take weeks to complete as layer upon layer
of fine washes are built up to recreate the living plants on paper.
Sue welcomes your enquiries regarding her work, prices and current availability.
She is also very willing to discuss commission work, please contact.
Family - Myrtaceae. A rounded shrub up to 4m high.
This species naturally occurs in northeastern Australia and Lord Howe Island. It does also occur in New Zealand, though it is not a native. It is similar to the New Zealand Leptospermums or "Manukas", but the length of the leaf of the New Zealand species is much shorter and there are flower differences.
The new growth of the leaves has an attractive bronze tinge which changes to dark green as the leaves age. They are a dramatic contrast to the mass of white flowers (10 - 15mm in diameter), in the spring.
Fruit 10 mm in diameter. There are several sub-species and a weeping form is in cultivation.
This image is available in various formats as A3 Prints, Cards and Bookmarks,please contact.
Cross section of Pohutukawa flower - Metrosideros excelsa