PROFILE — ILLUSTRATION Edith recalls her first glimpse of the Blue Mountains, spied when flying out of Sydney airport for an overseas adventure. “I remember flying over the Blue Mountains and thinking what is all this delicious greenery? From that point it was in my mind.” Growing up in rural Victoria, Edith’s love of drawing developed…

A common refrain among those who live in the Blue Mountains is that their arrival here felt as though they had finally come home. For artist, author, and director, Emma Magenta, this is not too far from the truth. Emma spent much of her childhood visiting her grandfather, a ceramic artist in Blackheath. So when…

The need for more space was the driving force in the decision for Writer and Illustrator Tohby Riddle’s move to Katoomba. With a third child on the way, Tohby’s small Bondi apartment could no longer accommodate his growing family so they returned to the place of his childhood holidays.

A series of chance encounters brought Caitlin Shearer, Eloise Maree Crossman, and Georgia Blackie together from different parts of Sydney and the Central Coast. Yet despite their diverse personal styles and professions, the Blue Mountains provides a common ground as the three young women share a love of Norman Lindsay, Eleanor Dark, and both the…