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Nancy Chalmers

Melbourne, Victoria, AU

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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

Autumn in the Kiewa Valley, Australian Alps, Victoria by Nancy Chalmers

Melbourne, Victoria, AU

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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.