ART...

My artwork is a mix of illustrations, gouache water colour and acrylic ink. I create many images of sharks as I have a passion for them, but also because they are such important animals in our marine ecosystems. Large sharks are apex predators and changes in their populations affect entire ecosystems. Worldwide populations are being decimated, 100,000,000 are killed each year for the shark fin industry, and this dramatic reduction has enormous negative impacts on our oceans. Whether you like sharks or not, we need them to keep our oceans healthy. The ocean provides over half the oxygen we breathe, so we need sharks to play their role in maintaining ecosystem health.

Other favourite subjects include whales, dolphins, turtles, sea slugs, sea dragons and many other sea animals. We are lucky to see whales migrate along the east coast of Australia, with Humpbacks putting on great displays. They head north to warmer waters around April for the Winter months, and then head south to return to Antarctica between August and November.

 

At the other end of the size spectrum, I also create a variety of other small organisms that live in our rockpools or wash up on the beaches in my local area. The Glaucus atlanticus, a small blue sea slug, used in the Mango SEA logo is an example.

My artwork is often of a single animal on its own. I like to represent an individual animal of a species, to focus on it without any others, because each species has a role in its environment and each individual makes up that species' population. Most animals do not survive on their own, most need others of its kind at some stage of their life, therefore, each individual makes up a group and each individual matters. 

 

EDUCATION...

Rockpool Adventures

SCHOOL HOLIDAY GROUPS

Each school holiday period, we take groups of people down to the rockpools to show them the wonderful sea life of our coastal shores.

If you're looking for a great outdoor adventure with your kids or family, then come along for some splashing good fun out in nature.

Where?

Norah Head, Central Coast, NSW. 

 

When?

School holidays, at low tides, therefore times always change..

Who can attend?

Anyone!.

What to bring?

Shoes for walking on rocks and that may get wet, ideally reef shoes/booties.. Thongs not recommended. Hats, sunscreen, water bottle.

Further information

Please contact us via email: mangoh@bigpond.com

SCHOOL GROUPS

If you are a teacher, carer or home-school parent, we would love to take your group of young learners down to the rockpools to show them the wonder of life on our coastal shores.

Simply email mangoh@bigpond.com to book and for further information.

Where?

Norah Head, Central Coast, NSW. 

 

When?

School term during school hours, at low tide, therefore times always change..

Who can attend?

Anyone year group, but probably best for preschool through to Year 10.

What to bring?

Students to wear shoes for walking on rocks and that may get wet, ideally reef shoes/booties. Hats, sunscreen, water bottle.

Further information

Please contact us via email: mangoh@bigpond.com

CURIOUS ADULTS GROUPS

If you are an adult, and you and some of your friends are is interested in seeing and learning about the wonderful marine life of our coastal rockpools, then get a group together and we would love to show you.

Simply email mangoh@bigpond.com to book and for further information.

Where?

Norah Head, Central Coast, NSW. 

 

When?

Any daytime suitable for the group that coincides with low time.

Who can attend?

Anyone. Minimum group size of 8.

What to bring?

You will need to wear sturdy shoes for walking on rocks and that may get wet. Hats, sunscreen, water bottle.

Further information

Please contact us via email: mangoh@bigpond.com

 
Contact us...
We are located on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Phone   0412 499 487
Email    mangoh@bigpond.com
 
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