About the artist ….
Margaret Elliott had a passionate interest in nature since childhood, and consequently native flora was the subject of her art.
Having dabbled in painting as a hobby on and off over a number of years, she had not actually ‘illustrated’ until she tried her hand at illustrating grasses for a Land Care project.
The production of a grass and forest floor plant books and her beautifully illustrated gift cards was a new direction for her art. However, during this time, she quietly produced a hand drawn, painted and sketched children’s book, “Nature Spirits in the Forest”.
Since Margaret passed away in June 2015, her daughter has made it a priority to distribute her Nature Spirit children’s book out into the world.
Margaret was very humble about her work, and did not really believe she was the one painting or drawing. She was always surprised with her results. But she was committed to producing this stunning, small and simple children’s book. The books were printed in 2008, but her faith in public acceptance stopped the project. Since her passing it became clear how important these books really were. Boxes of unsold books were found in her garage and can now be shared with the world.
She saw these beings in the forest and committed many years in the production of “Nature Spirits in the Forest”. These were apparently some of the last of the dimensional beings of this type and Margaret was blessed with being able to see them, represent them and tell their story.