Australian Country

ZEIL FOR LIFE

If it stands still, it will probably be covered in mosaics at the home artist Veronika Zeil shares with her husband, John Rolfe and their young adult offspring, Isabel, Larissa and Marius, in the bush not far from Rockhampton in central Queensland. From the lampshades and the mailbox to the windowsills, the garden furniture and even the tankstand, Veronika has applied her trademark mosaics with her whirlwind enthusiasm for colour and creativity.

The rest of the family are no slouches either when it comes to making their mark on the block of land they have transformed from a bare paddock to a subtropical paradise. John, who in his day job is a resource economist at Central Queensland University, loves welding and makes seats, sculptures and gates from branding irons, and engineering and physics student Marius

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