WHEN Betty Searle sits down with a paintbrush in hand and canvas at the ready, she feels most at ease.
The artist has been creating beautiful oil paintings most of her life and says it is a passion and hobby that will never grow old.
“Painting is a very relaxing hobby, I believe it is the greatest therapy,” she said.
“Even though I work all week I still make time for it, I am extremely passionate about my art.”
Focusing mostly on Australian landscapes and floral art, Betty said she gets her inspiration from the natural wonders around her.
“My husband and I often take trips around Queensland and I photograph the flowers and nature that we see on our way,” she said.
“When I get home, I turn some of the photos into oil paintings.”
Betty says the raw beauty of her surroundings makes painting an easy and enjoyable hobby.
“I love colour, especially the colours of