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Welcome to Mango SEA ... a place where you will find environmental art and educational products, created as sustainably, plastic-free and thoughtfully as possible. With our precious earth and its inhabitants in mind.

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ART...

Drawing inspiration from my coastal home, daily walks along the beach, and many hours peering into rockpools, my artwork is a mix of illustrations, gouache water colour and acrylic ink, in a detailed scientific illustration style, of our wonderful wildlife.

 

I love to create images of animals and their habitats, focusing mainly on marine fauna, but am expanding my range to include land animals as well.

 

From popular charismatic megafauna like whales, to often-feared and misunderstood shark species, my range includes the big ones, right down to smaller species like nudibranchs, octopus, turtles, seahorses and seadragons ... which are unique to Australia.

 

Apart from what I see when snorkelling or SCUBA diving, many animals either wash ashore on my local beach, or can be seen in the local rockpools. My Mango SEA logo animal is the Glaucus atlanticus, a small blue sea slug, that washes up on my beach every year during the summer months.

 

Other animals that land in my area include sea turtles, seals, sea snakes, sting rays, jellyfish, sponges, a variety of fish species, and all sorts of larvae have appeared at different times. As well as many beautiful shells from marine snails. The shoreline is full of interesting and inspiring things.

 

I often 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 a 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.

 

Between the beautiful beaches, the surrounding coastal environment and my garden full of visiting wildlife, I am surrounded by so many natural influences ... so I had better get back to painting!

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

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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

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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

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