An Exhibition by Dr Nita C Lester

Pen and ink is currently her favourite medium but on occasion colour creeps in and energises the piece. Australian species dominate my plant selection for my pieces. Only parts of a plant are often depicted leaving the remainder up to the imagination of the viewer. Graphic design fills much of her spare time at present in the form of logos, brochures, interpretive signage and designs for china pieces for volunteer organisations. Nita enjoys offering her love of line and spaces for the enjoyment of others. Also creeping into Nita’s works are representatives of the fauna of Australia. Emus and echidnas especially appear often on her studio table.

Her paintings have been exhibited in Australia, England and New Zealand. Her work is in public and private collections around the world.

Nita is the President of the Queensland Botanical Art Society, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Myall Park Botanic Garden and a consulting botanist for the Queensland Government and Origin Energy.