Scandinavian heritage.   Left:  From the land of Hans Christian Anderson's fairytales, my idyllic childhood in Denmark, shown here together with my father and older brother Ole.   Right:   Caught candidly, a portrait from my early career with Georg Jensen (Danish Silversmiths) in Sydney.

Scandinavian heritage. Left: From the land of Hans Christian Anderson's fairytales, my idyllic childhood in Denmark, shown here together with my father and older brother Ole.

Right:  Caught candidly, a portrait from my early career with Georg Jensen (Danish Silversmiths) in Sydney.

  Colour  :  From Bauhaus to Black Opals to Brahmans  My sense of colour originally stems from my father, an architect trained during the Bauhaus period; and my career as an opal and gem merchant, pictured here in the mines of Lightning Ridge, Australia.

Colour : From Bauhaus to Black Opals to Brahmans My sense of colour originally stems from my father, an architect trained during the Bauhaus period; and my career as an opal and gem merchant, pictured here in the mines of Lightning Ridge, Australia.

   Quality Livestock Australia : Marrying a grazier, my life took an interesting turn when I became actively involved in running a livestock export company which took us from the main property in the Upper Murray (NSW), to properties and ports across the North, Kimberleys, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East.

Quality Livestock Australia: Marrying a grazier, my life took an interesting turn when I became actively involved in running a livestock export company which took us from the main property in the Upper Murray (NSW), to properties and ports across the North, Kimberleys, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East.

   Artist Interview :  Esteemed travel agency Globetrotting interviews Ida on her equine art and inspiration. Read full feature   here . 

Artist Interview: Esteemed travel agency Globetrotting interviews Ida on her equine art and inspiration. Read full feature here

   The Australian livestock export trade : From the First Fleet to the World's Greatest  by Nigel Austin, features Ida Montague's artwork including   A Different Breed   (pictured)

The Australian livestock export trade: From the First Fleet to the World's Greatest by Nigel Austin, features Ida Montague's artwork including A Different Breed (pictured)

 A portrait of the artist's late husband John Montague published in   The Australian livestock export trade : From the First Fleet to the World's Greatest.   This drawing was requested by and published by the author Nigel Austin.

A portrait of the artist's late husband John Montague published in The Australian livestock export trade: From the First Fleet to the World's Greatest. This drawing was requested by and published by the author Nigel Austin.

   Bush Billy Lids .  Artists' Book. 2000  ©  Ida Montague  The front cover features the burn mark from a cattle brand.

Bush Billy Lids. Artists' Book. 2000 © Ida Montague

The front cover features the burn mark from a cattle brand.

   Bush Billy Lids .  Artist book, 2000  ©  Ida Montague  The content includes drawings of bushmen or cattlemen's hats

Bush Billy Lids. Artist book, 2000 © Ida Montague

The content includes drawings of bushmen or cattlemen's hats

   The Nightingale: Re-imagined .  Artist Book. 2010  ©  Ida Montague  Playful abstracts and visuals inspired by original story by Hans Christian Andersen.   

The Nightingale: Re-imagined. Artist Book. 2010 © Ida Montague

Playful abstracts and visuals inspired by original story by Hans Christian Andersen.

 

   The Nightingale: Re-imagined.   Artist Book. 2010  ©  Ida Montague  Playful abstracts and visuals inspired by original story by Hans Christian Andersen. 

The Nightingale: Re-imagined. Artist Book. 2010 © Ida Montague

Playful abstracts and visuals inspired by original story by Hans Christian Andersen. 

   Some Say Love It Is a River....   Artists Book. 1999   ©  Ida Montague   

Some Say Love It Is a River.... Artists Book. 1999  © Ida Montague

 

   Some say love It is a river   Artists Book. 1999     ©  Ida Montague  Inspiration drawn from Bette Midler's rendition of  Some Say Love It Is a River....   The book features tiny dried rose buds overlaid with the song lyrics.

Some say love It is a river Artists Book. 1999  © Ida Montague

Inspiration drawn from Bette Midler's rendition of Some Say Love It Is a River....  The book features tiny dried rose buds overlaid with the song lyrics.

   The Man From Snowy River - Revisited.   Artists Book. 2000  ©  Ida Montague  The book's content is words and imagery relate to present day life on the land.

The Man From Snowy River - Revisited. Artists Book. 2000 © Ida Montague

The book's content is words and imagery relate to present day life on the land.

   The Man From Snowy River - Revisited.   Artists Book. 2000  ©  Ida Montague  The red line in and out through the pages illustrates the 'The Ride' as described in A.B. Patterson's poem of the same title.

The Man From Snowy River - Revisited. Artists Book. 2000 © Ida Montague

The red line in and out through the pages illustrates the 'The Ride' as described in A.B. Patterson's poem of the same title.

   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague

At My House. Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague  Pictured: Castle Hill, Townsville, North Queensland.

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

Pictured: Castle Hill, Townsville, North Queensland.

   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague  Pictured: Front verandah of typical Queensland house.

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

Pictured: Front verandah of typical Queensland house.

   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague.

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague.

   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague  PIctured: Tobruk Pool, Townsville, North Queensland.

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

PIctured: Tobruk Pool, Townsville, North Queensland.

   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

  Scandinavian heritage.   Left:  From the land of Hans Christian Anderson's fairytales, my idyllic childhood in Denmark, shown here together with my father and older brother Ole.   Right:   Caught candidly, a portrait from my early career with Georg Jensen (Danish Silversmiths) in Sydney.
  Colour  :  From Bauhaus to Black Opals to Brahmans  My sense of colour originally stems from my father, an architect trained during the Bauhaus period; and my career as an opal and gem merchant, pictured here in the mines of Lightning Ridge, Australia.
   Quality Livestock Australia : Marrying a grazier, my life took an interesting turn when I became actively involved in running a livestock export company which took us from the main property in the Upper Murray (NSW), to properties and ports across the North, Kimberleys, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East.
   Artist Interview :  Esteemed travel agency Globetrotting interviews Ida on her equine art and inspiration. Read full feature   here . 
   The Australian livestock export trade : From the First Fleet to the World's Greatest  by Nigel Austin, features Ida Montague's artwork including   A Different Breed   (pictured)
 A portrait of the artist's late husband John Montague published in   The Australian livestock export trade : From the First Fleet to the World's Greatest.   This drawing was requested by and published by the author Nigel Austin.
   Bush Billy Lids .  Artists' Book. 2000  ©  Ida Montague  The front cover features the burn mark from a cattle brand.
   Bush Billy Lids .  Artist book, 2000  ©  Ida Montague  The content includes drawings of bushmen or cattlemen's hats
   The Nightingale: Re-imagined .  Artist Book. 2010  ©  Ida Montague  Playful abstracts and visuals inspired by original story by Hans Christian Andersen.   
   The Nightingale: Re-imagined.   Artist Book. 2010  ©  Ida Montague  Playful abstracts and visuals inspired by original story by Hans Christian Andersen. 
   Some Say Love It Is a River....   Artists Book. 1999   ©  Ida Montague   
   Some say love It is a river   Artists Book. 1999     ©  Ida Montague  Inspiration drawn from Bette Midler's rendition of  Some Say Love It Is a River....   The book features tiny dried rose buds overlaid with the song lyrics.
   The Man From Snowy River - Revisited.   Artists Book. 2000  ©  Ida Montague  The book's content is words and imagery relate to present day life on the land.
   The Man From Snowy River - Revisited.   Artists Book. 2000  ©  Ida Montague  The red line in and out through the pages illustrates the 'The Ride' as described in A.B. Patterson's poem of the same title.
   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague
   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague  Pictured: Castle Hill, Townsville, North Queensland.
   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague  Pictured: Front verandah of typical Queensland house.
   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague.
   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague  PIctured: Tobruk Pool, Townsville, North Queensland.
   At My House .  Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001  ©  Ida Montague

Scandinavian heritage. Left: From the land of Hans Christian Anderson's fairytales, my idyllic childhood in Denmark, shown here together with my father and older brother Ole.

Right:  Caught candidly, a portrait from my early career with Georg Jensen (Danish Silversmiths) in Sydney.

Colour : From Bauhaus to Black Opals to Brahmans My sense of colour originally stems from my father, an architect trained during the Bauhaus period; and my career as an opal and gem merchant, pictured here in the mines of Lightning Ridge, Australia.

Quality Livestock Australia: Marrying a grazier, my life took an interesting turn when I became actively involved in running a livestock export company which took us from the main property in the Upper Murray (NSW), to properties and ports across the North, Kimberleys, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East.

Artist Interview: Esteemed travel agency Globetrotting interviews Ida on her equine art and inspiration. Read full feature here

The Australian livestock export trade: From the First Fleet to the World's Greatest by Nigel Austin, features Ida Montague's artwork including A Different Breed (pictured)

A portrait of the artist's late husband John Montague published in The Australian livestock export trade: From the First Fleet to the World's Greatest. This drawing was requested by and published by the author Nigel Austin.

Bush Billy Lids. Artists' Book. 2000 © Ida Montague

The front cover features the burn mark from a cattle brand.

Bush Billy Lids. Artist book, 2000 © Ida Montague

The content includes drawings of bushmen or cattlemen's hats

The Nightingale: Re-imagined. Artist Book. 2010 © Ida Montague

Playful abstracts and visuals inspired by original story by Hans Christian Andersen.

 

The Nightingale: Re-imagined. Artist Book. 2010 © Ida Montague

Playful abstracts and visuals inspired by original story by Hans Christian Andersen. 

Some Say Love It Is a River.... Artists Book. 1999  © Ida Montague

 

Some say love It is a river Artists Book. 1999  © Ida Montague

Inspiration drawn from Bette Midler's rendition of Some Say Love It Is a River....  The book features tiny dried rose buds overlaid with the song lyrics.

The Man From Snowy River - Revisited. Artists Book. 2000 © Ida Montague

The book's content is words and imagery relate to present day life on the land.

The Man From Snowy River - Revisited. Artists Book. 2000 © Ida Montague

The red line in and out through the pages illustrates the 'The Ride' as described in A.B. Patterson's poem of the same title.

At My House. Paper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

Pictured: Castle Hill, Townsville, North Queensland.

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

Pictured: Front verandah of typical Queensland house.

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague.

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

PIctured: Tobruk Pool, Townsville, North Queensland.

At My HousePaper cuts and original collage for children's book illustration. 2001 © Ida Montague

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