‘Along the Prickly Track’ – Echidna

 

Along the prickly, leafy, rocky,mossy, hilly track…  Short beaked Echidna, cousin of the duckbilled platypus

Recent work, completed late October 2020.  Quite a big piece to tackle!

 

 

Oil on Linen

Size 122 x 92 cm

For Sale

 

 

Prints are available here

Print Exhibition

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This exhibition was cut short during March 2020.  If everything goes OK it will be back on in early June 2020.  I shall let you know for sure though.

Hello Yellow – Eastern Yellow Robin

Coloured Pencil and Watercolour on Illustration Board  A4 (21 x 29.7cm approx.)

For Sale

There’s something special about finding a beautiful nest and then with the bird as well.  Like finding gold or ‘yellow’ in this case!

Prints are available here

Rufous Fantails

Coloured Pencil on Illustration Board  43 x 34 cm   For Sale

These birds were flitting around in my front yard.
Quickly, I ran inside to get my camera.
I could hear their tinkling notes but could not see them.
Suddenly there they were, very close and how lucky I was
to get some photos?

 

Prints are available here

Yongergnow Malleefowl – Finalist in the Holmes Art Prize!

Yongergnow Malleefowl

Very happy to say that Yongergnow Malleefowl has been accepted as a finalist in the Holmes art Prize to be held at  Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny from 11 September – 13 October

Size: 107 x 62 cm (42 x 24 Inches)

Medium: Oil, Texture Gel on Linen


A few years ago, while researching the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo in south-west Victoria, (south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria), my interest was reignited in another bird that lived in the area as well.   I returned to the Little Desert to learn more about them and find reference material recently.  Although I didn’t see any of the birds, I was taken to one of their amazing incubator mounds.

They are another fascinating and clever ‘Megapode’

Still needing to find reference material I travelled to Yongernow Malleefowl Centre in Ongerup WA.   These birds are difficult to see in the wild when you are looking for them, so this was an ideal place to get the reference material needed

Open Edition prints are available from my website HERE 

Australian Ringneck Parrot – Beautiful Tail Feathers

Australian Ringneck Parrot
Prints available

Sub species zonarius(Port Lincoln Parrot)

Size: 71cm x 56 cm (27x22inch)

Medium: Oil on Linen

I photographed these Parrots in southwest Western Australia while on a trip to find a reference for my next painting of a Malleefowl.  I had seen them in Queensland and noticed that these birds were a little difference in colour.  This caught my attention and I have since learned that there are four subspecies of the Australian Ringneck Parrot.  

Beautiful Tailfeathers

Open Edition prints are available from my website HERE