Hi, I am Maree Clarkson, Artist, Nature Student, gardener, blogger and bird-lover.


I live on my little piece of African soil, an 8.5ha smallholding in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa, which is situated on the border of The Cradle of Humankind. I’m passionate about sketching and painting, animals, birds, nature, Moleskine note books, the beach, crystals, succulents, useless information, technology, blogging, networking, my MAC, my Land Rover, positivity, gardening and discovering anything new in life!

Watercolours are my preferred medium. For me, the unpredictability and uncontrollable nature of watercolour makes it the most exciting and expressive medium of all. Having a certain picture in your mind and then seeing something slightly different, yet wonderful, come to life, is a thrilling experience! With watercolours, no two artists can produce the same result, the paint will just not allow you!

I’d like to extend a great big thank you to all you wonderful buyers of my products over the years. Your support is greatly appreciated and here’s to another year together!


You will find more of my photography, gardening and nature stories here at

Hedgie’s Nature & Gardening Journal


  • Age: 70
  • Joined: February 2010


My artwork available as an App for iPhone and iPad

Do you ever wish you had MORE icons on your iPhone or iPad to use when messaging? Sick and tired of all the same old icons on your phone? / Well, finally, a dream of mine has come true! Some of my artwork is now available as an App of stickers for iPhone and iPad, to use with iMessage, available on the Apple iStore, developed by Donovan Crewe from Ballito, South Africa. Both my Apps have already …
Posted 4 months – 13 comments

Being 'FOUND' by RB 2

Keepers of the Sacred Law / On the 15th December 2015 (almost a year now), the above image was “FOUND” by RedBubble, and what an amazing experience it has been! A few of my images had appeared on RedBubble’s front page in the old days, and this has been my second FOUND and it has had a profound effect. / Since being FOUND on the 15th December last year, it has had 13770 views, 103 favs, attracted…
Posted 5 months – 20 comments

Having fun on RedBubble (and sales)

A Southern Masked Weaver building his nest in my garden / I joined RedBubble in February 2010 and in the beginning I up-loaded my art, obviously, but also up-loaded “random” (photographic) images just for the fun of it, enjoying the comments and interaction of friends and the wonderful community here. As time went by, I started selling more and more products and also, my portfolio just grew and g…
Posted 5 months – 4 comments

Collectible Botanical Prints

Restio – Thamnochortus insignis male plant / Recently a renaissance has been occurring in botanical art and illustration. The reasons for this resurgence are many. In addition to the need for clear scientific illustration, botanical depictions continue to be one of the most popular forms of “wall art”. / There is an increasing interest in the changes occurring in the natural wor…
Posted 9 months – 6 comments
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