Marjory Woodfield is a writer and teacher of literature. She has returned to New Zealand after living in Saudi Arabia. She has been published by the BBC, Stuff (NZ), and Nowhere. Her short fiction has been published in Flash Frontier and she is a Bath Ad Hoc Fiction winner. Her writing inspiration often derives from travel within and around Saudi Arabia.
In the Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens
Walls are covered with paintings. So close together they can hardly breathe.
1. Night flowering vine and ferns from Jamaica.
2. Foliage, flowers and fruit of the Capucin tree. Seychelles.
3. Red water lily from southern India. Nymphaea lotus.
4. New Zealand Dracophyllum. Tall brown stems of seed pods.
In Borneo she stands alone in the jungle. Brushes, oils and easel positioned beside hanging tendrils. Paints species of pitcher plants. Captures details. Colours. Before she left she painted her father in their garden. Red maple and small perennials. This is how she remembers him.