Honkey Nut Heaven- Red-capped Parrots on a Pink Flowering Marri

THE QUIET PARROTS OF THE WEST With colours to challenge a harlequin clown, the brilliant Red-capped Parrots are surprisingly not so easily found in a tree. In parts of the south-west corner of Western Australia, they are moderately common birds. Large flowering grevillea shrubs in gardens and Marri trees laden with the bell shaped fruit known locally as “Honkey NutsĀ  are where they are…

Reflections in the Afternoon

Bronzewing Pigeons resting in the early afternoon Our property consists of natural vegetation including Marri and Jarrah trees with a planted garden designed to attract birds. There are locations in the garden where Bronzewings tend to gather including a resting area underneath Allocasuarinas and tall shrubs. And it is this location that I have tried to portray in this painting of the male and…

Hornbills in Paradise: Wreathed Hornbills on Cluster Fig

HORNBILLS ARE INCREDIBLY STUNNING BIRDS IT WAS JULY 2013 when we visited the Bali Bird Park for the first time and saw for the first time a pair of Wreathed Hornbills. I was totally enchanted by their appearance and wanted to paint their portrait – of course. But it took almost seven years before that happened. And now with the Covid 19 impact I…

Pemberton Karri #1- charcoal

So What’s An Artist to Do? This is 20 March 2020. There have been so many changes to our lives over these past several days. Energy has been taken from us and we just wonder and wander a little more than previously. As an artist I find I like to draw or paint on almost each (if not every) day. That’s how I understand…

A Low Outlook- Splendid Fairy-Wren

  This is a watercolour painting on 300gsm Arches Hot Pressed (smooth) Paper. The framing measuresĀ  48cm x 47cm high. The Original can be obtained only from Boranup Gallery. Unframed price $745.