​Mangroves of Moreton Bay in art

MANGROVES: One of Clare Lovebrand's art pieces in the Mangroves of Moreton Bay exhibit at the Redland Museum until October 16.

MANGROVES: One of Clare Lovebrand's art pieces in the Mangroves of Moreton Bay exhibit at the Redland Museum until October 16.

IN 2006, at the Redland Museum, Clare Loveband attended the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland exhibition: A brush with history – a historical perspective.

This exhibition inspired Ms Loveband to undertake drawing and painting classes with Margaret Hastie, a botanical artist, who exhibited regularly with the society.

And now she has an exhibit of her own at Redland Museum called Mangroves of Moreton Bay and retrospective works.

Exhibits include paintings of 10 different species of mangroves.

These paintings have been inspired by walks around Eprapah, Oyster Point and Amity.

Ms Loveband lived her childhood years near the Port Hacking River in Sydney and was fortunate to be educated at a place where art and drawing were encouraged.

Her family moved to Glen Innes and lived on a rural property where the setting inspired her to attend Glen Innes TAFE, completing a Fine Arts Certificate.

It was during this time that her art teachers instilled “you only get out of the work what you put in” attitude.

Being a member of BASQ has been a source of encouragement and friendship for Ms Loveband and provides access to workshops the society provides.

The Redland Museum at 60 Smith Street Cleveland is open every day from 10am until 3.30 pm where you can view The Mangroves of Moreton Bay exhibition until October 16.

For more information phone 3286 3494.