Nancy ChalmersMelbourne, Victoria, AU
Born in Australia – land of the Rainbow Serpent, the Dreamtime, rainforests, billabongs and coral reefs – in the rad 80s when Ken Done doona covers, Golden Gaytimes and Kylie Minogue were hot, I grew up to be a gypsy nomad travelling wherever the tropical breeze takes me. After 2 years travelling Asia, I’m home again and loving it. My ‘studio’ is a little country cottage nestled in the Alpine region, surrounded by snowy mountains, eucalyptus trees, kangaroos and plenty of cheeky kookaburras.
With a degree in Art History and Archaeology, I’m fascinated by the mythologies of ancient cultures, fairytales and legends, and often lose myself in nostalgic fantasies of the more recent past – the 60s, 70s and 80s. Yeah, I’m pretty nerdy.
Maps By Nancy Chalmers
This place is special to me because, no matter what the season, this gorgeous valley in the Australian Alps has me enchanted with its ever-changing colour palette. From snow capped peaks in winter to golden leaves in autumn, it is my favourite place in the world to hike with my dog.