About Chris Spiker Art

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I can best be called an Australian Native Bird Artist.

Born in Victoria, Australia and then living in the Northern Territory, South Australia and eventually Western Australia from 1991. I now live in Margaret River WA with my wife Sue. Together we produce an increasingly popular range of prints and greeting cards based on my original watercolour paintings.

Creating pictures through the mediums of painting and drawing is a key element in how I enjoy life.  I mainly paint pictures of Australian Native Birds, rural landscapes and bush tracks.

My interpretation of places, recognition of details in nature, and maintaining relevant proportions in pictorial forms results from my many years working as a design draftsman: the painting of birds and buildings are the most dependent on this experience.

My preferred medium has predominantly been watercolour with a “spattering” of drawings using ink and wash as well as pencil drawing. Practically all of my watercolour paintings are on Arches 300gsm hot pressed paper which provides a beautiful smooth surface for capturing detail and completing fine line-work. I use only the finest quality professional artist’s paints available.

My purpose in painting is firstly to express my personally artistic urges. But far more importantly than that, I paint birds because I love them for their habitual diversity and beauty. And then of course I paint birds with the hope that I might encourage other people to appreciate the need to ensure the permanent preservation of birds generally and in particular our Australian Black Cockatoos and smaller Parrots and bush birds that are increasingly vulnerable for many reasons.

And my favourite Australian Native Bird is the Great Crested Grebe.

38 A4N38 Great Crested Grebe

 

Contact Details:

Chris Spiker

Mobile: 0478 603 067

email: spikercs@gmail.com

I have been based in Margaret River since 2007

Awards

I dislike entering art competitions.

First prize Harvey Art Show (Landscape painting)

First Prize Pinjarra Art Show (Landscape painting)

Highly Commended 2015 – Wildlife Artists Society of Australia

 

Disclaimer
The information contained on this website is accurate and reliable to the best of our ability at the time the information was added to the webpages. All works of art are available from the locations and for the prices shown but both the location and price may vary according to the personal decision of the artist. The artist reserves the right to withdraw any artwork from sale at any time. Persons interested in either viewing or purchasing work are recommended to contact the artist or relevant gallery prior to any visit being undertaken

2 Comments on “About Chris Spiker Art

  1. Truly magnificent watercolour natural paintings Chris. I delight in the perfect precision and detail of the birds and plants and hope it gives you as much pleasure to paint them as it gives me to view them.
    I would be most interested in seeing some of your abstract Vietnamese paintings so would you please let me know how this would be possible. It fascinates me that an artist can move with ease in his work from natural perfection to abstraction.
    I was pleased to meet you in Aspects today around lunchtime.
    Many thanks
    Trish

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    • Hi Trish, I apologize for the slowness in responding. This is a part of my site I seldom access. The abstract paintings are displayed at the Drift cafe in Willmott Avenue, Margaret River, and at my studio/home also in Margaret River. Feel free to contact me if you wish to see them when next in the SW.
      regards
      Chris

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