The Finders Keepers

Bridget Farmer

Bridget is a printmaker living in country Victoria, Australia with her musician husband, two sons and lots of chickens.

Her interest in birds stems from her mother and grandmother's influence while growing up in Ireland. Her arrival in Australia in 2005 not only renewed this passion with a whole new array of birds to watch, learn and draw but also opened up the world of printmaking to her after she attended a weekend course at the Australian Print Workshop. She claims, "Finally I'd found what I wanted to do!"

Bridget is inspired by the natural world on her doorstep. She hopes to share her interest in Australia’s birdlife through her work in the form of drypoint etchings, linoprints, hand printed bird mobiles and more recently through her children's books which she both writes and illustrates.