Marie Parsons

I live on a farm near Port Vincent, Yorke Peninsula and work in my studio, a converted dairy, surrounded by trees and birds. I have loved drawing and painting since childhood and my favourite medium is pastel. I also enjoy working with oil, watercolour, charcoal and pencil with still life and landscapes my inspiration.
I want to acknowledge Phillip Hughes, a great Australian cricketer who died after a tragic accident at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Phillip Hughes was an Australian Test and One Day International cricketer. He was a left-handed opening batsman who played for New South Wales before making his Test debut in 2009 against South Africa in Johannesburg, at the age of 20. He was a prolific run scorer and became the youngest player ever to achieve a century in each innings in the next match at Durban. He moved to South Australia and was playing Sheffield Shield Cricket for South Australia when he died, aged 25. Hughes also had success in the ODI series and represented Sydney Thunder and the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.

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