Australian How To Paint

The Singing Artist

Ellen Lee Osterfield has been painting pictures of Australia for more than 32 years … sometimes with a paintbrush, and sometimes with a guitar.

Her intense love of the Australian landscape, and her affection for the country’s colourful characters and its fascinating flora and fauna, have

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