About Daryl Dickson

Daryl usually paints in water colour but not in a traditional method as she often works on water resistant canvas papers. In many of her works the backgrounds are created using an airbrush giving them an almost photographic feel. It is the intricate detail that is painstakingly painted with a fine brush that make her painted works so outstanding.

Fine-line design works are also included in her collection as are works in acrylic, oil and charcoal. She has also illustrated three beautiful children’s books: Glissandra the Glider, Hull River Rolley & Paddy O’Melon the Irish Kangaroo.

Daryl is a member of the Wildlife Artist Society of Australasia, Queensland Wildlife Art Society, Birdlife Australia and the Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland. Her passion for Australian wildlife is evident in her artwork depicting the fine detail of Australia’s beautiful and unique flora and fauna. She divides her time between art, wildlife rehabilitation and sharing her passion for the natural environment. She has spent much of the last two decades working with the endangered mahogany glider. The conservation of this beautiful, threatened gliding possum and its limited remaining woodland habitat in tropical north Queensland is the inspiration for her art and life.

“My two great passions in life are wildlife and art. Through my work in wildlife conservation, rescue and rehabilitation, I am fortunate to have close contact with some of north Queensland’s rarest and most endangered species.”

Daryl’s latest book is Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife: The Art of Daryl Dickson. It is available for pre-order now, and will be in good bookstores worldwide from October 2020.