Floral artists Val Grayson and Heather Claydon.
Floral artists Val Grayson and Heather Claydon. Kerri Burns-Taylor

When gardening meets art a beautiful thing happens

IN 2011 she took out third place, in 2012 she climbed to second and on Saturday, Val Grayson kept the pattern going and claimed her spot as Killarney's champion floral artist.

Mrs Grayson's stunning Opening Night themed piece was declared the winner of the Killarney Show pavilion floral art section.

Over the past 46 years Mrs Grayson has perfected her craft as a member of the Killarney Floral Art Group.

"I have always loved gardening and flowers but this is the next step after that, I guess," she said.

"With floral art you get to make the most of your flowers."

Mrs Grayson encouraged anybody with a keen eye for colour to give floral art a try.

"Anybody can learn it, if they are interested, but some people just have that natural flair," she said.

Fellow founding member of the group, Heather Claydon said the group had allowed her to start life-long friendships while enjoying something she loves.

"I think floral art is in my blood. It is so much different than just putting them in a vase," she said.

The Killarney Floral Art Group meets once a month.

Phone Bernadette on 4664 1414 or Margaret on 4664 4208 for information.



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