Senses of Paris

About the author and artist

Senses of Paris: Robin Bower, author
Christine Vandenbergh, artist and Robin Bower, author

Robin Bower is an Australian author and accredited editor with more than 25 years in publishing. After editing educational books in Melbourne, she was managing editor/publisher of an international trade magazine in Hong Kong, where she reported on the diamond and jewellery industry for Asia and Europe. She has had almost 50 articles published in publications based in Hong Kong, Perth and Melbourne. Robin taught the Writing, Editing and Publishing unit at Curtin University, Perth and was awarded her Master of Creative Writing from the University of Canberra. She was awarded second prize in the Rockingham Short Fiction Awards 2016. Her first novel, Beyond Home, was published in 2014. Her second novel, My River Sanctuary, was published in February 2017.

Christine Vandenbergh is an Australian artist. She holds a Fine Art Certificate from Wollongong Technical College and a Diploma of Fine Arts from Sydney Technical College. She taught Fine Art at WEA Wollongong New South Wales, and was Partner/Owner of About Art in Rockingham, Western Australia. Christine is a member of the South Metropolitan Figure Artists and Rockingham Regional Arts Incorporated.

Christine has been awarded for her work in Western Australia. She was commissioned to do the drawings for the stained glass windows in the Catholic Church in Yangebup, Western Australia and has undertaken many private commissions. She teaches art using the media of oils, acrylics, pastels, and the techniques in drawing and portraiture. She works on commissions for portraits in oils, pencil and pastels.

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Senses of Paris: Christine Vandenbergh, artist
A pen and ink collage of Montmartre by Christine Vandenbergh in Senses of Paris