Australian Botanical prints by artist Maurice Hayler, designed to endure.
Our art is printed with care on Hahnemühle fine art archival paper with archival Epson UltraChrome pigment inks, good for at least 75 years. View all print and mat sizes here.
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Maurice Hayler is a practising architect specialising in graphics and photomontage. His interest in botanical illustration began as a child in Sydney, on the east coast of Australia.
Amid the sun and surf there were wet summers spent at the Australian Museum and the harbourside Royal Botanic Gardens. His mother, who was an artist as well as a keen gardener, inspired his lasting interest in flowers and plants.
His earliest subjects were the exotics that dominated Australian life at the time — mostly rendered in coloured pencil — but at eleven he took up his brother’s box brownie camera for the first time.
The 1970s saw a generalised interest in Australian Native Plants, although many of the specimens being planted in Sydney originated some 3,000 kms away in Western Australia. As a 21 year old Maurice set out on a journey in a Mini Moke across the continent and up the west coast of Western Australia, a journey of 4,000 km. Here he found the Sturt Desert Pea and a mining job driving a truck the size of a house.
Today he brings to his botanical illustrations the same mix of art and discipline he applies to his architectural renderings, with over three decades of experience in applying photographic and artistic interpretation to the subjects he loves. With contemporaneous printing techniques using archive quality paper, original, affordable and enduring Australian botanical art is here for your enjoyment.