(framed) ORIGINAL ART – ‘Roxy’, Red Wattle Bird

‘ROXY’

2020
Ink and watercolour
Artwork size: 570mm x 760mm
Frame size: height: 905mm x width: 710 x depth: 30mm
Professionally framed.

 

‘Roxy’ was created using a traditional nib dip pen and ink, along with professional-grade watercolours executed on 425gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Originalembossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

A frequent visitor to Shannon’s garden, with the Red Wattlebird’s jaggered yet stunning breast feathers, beautifully layered tail and vibrant colouring of its wattle, legs and belly, Shannon couldn’t resist painting this beauty any longer!

The Red Wattlebird is the second largest species of honeyeater in Australia (the largest being the Tasmanian Yellow Wattlebird), found in southeast QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and southwest WA in open forest, woodlands and a common visitor to urban gardens and parks. They are frequent visitors to urban gardens, enjoying their favourite flowers from banksias, grevilleas or bottle brush. It can be quite aggressive towards other birds, frequently chasing any that may have their eye on the same flowers – even having a go at ravens and cats! . Most often found in pairs or in a small family group, in winter it gathers in larger groups of several hundred. They eat mostly nectar by probing flowers with their curved bill and highly developed brush-tipped tongues and also feed on insects and other small creatures. FUN FACT: In the earlier days of colonisation, wattlebirds were hunted for the dinner table, pronounced the best eating bird in the bush due to their sweet nectar diet. Their meat was sweet which pleased many colonial bellies. In fact, illegal hunting for their meat went on until at least 1991! Red wattlebirds are adversely impacted by land and undergrowth clearing and have vanished from some habitats altogether. They’re also regularly killed by cats and dogs, as well as being hit by cars on roads. Conservation Status: Secure.
*Shipping rates vary. Contact me for a personalised shipping quote.

 

*Artwork price includes a professionally framed signed artwork and a Certificate of Authenticity*

Description

‘ROXY’

2020
Ink and watercolour
Artwork size: 570mm x 760mm
Frame size: height: 905mm x width: 710 x depth: 30mm
Professionally framed, ready to hang.

 

‘Roxy’ was created using a traditional nib dip pen and ink, along with professional-grade watercolours executed on 425gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Originalembossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

A frequent visitor to Shannon’s garden, with the Red Wattlebird’s jaggered yet stunning breast feathers, beautifully layered tail and vibrant colouring of its wattle, legs and belly, Shannon couldn’t resist painting this beauty any longer!

The Red Wattlebird is the second largest species of honeyeater in Australia (the largest being the Tasmanian Yellow Wattlebird), found in southeast QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and southwest WA in open forest, woodlands and a common visitor to urban gardens and parks. They are frequent visitors to urban gardens, enjoying their favourite flowers from banksias, grevilleas or bottle brush. It can be quite aggressive towards other birds, frequently chasing any that may have their eye on the same flowers – even having a go at ravens and cats! . Most often found in pairs or in a small family group, in winter it gathers in larger groups of several hundred. They eat mostly nectar by probing flowers with their curved bill and highly developed brush-tipped tongues and also feed on insects and other small creatures. FUN FACT: In the earlier days of colonisation, wattlebirds were hunted for the dinner table, pronounced the best eating bird in the bush due to their sweet nectar diet. Their meat was sweet which pleased many colonial bellies. In fact, illegal hunting for their meat went on until at least 1991! Red wattlebirds are adversely impacted by land and undergrowth clearing and have vanished from some habitats altogether. They’re also regularly killed by cats and dogs, as well as being hit by cars on roads. Conservation Status: Secure.
*Shipping rates vary. Contact me for a personalised shipping quote.

 

*Artwork price includes a professionally framed signed artwork and a Certificate of Authenticity*

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