ORIGINAL ART – ‘Flamin’ Galah’, Galah

$980.00

‘FLAMIN’ GALAH’

2020
Ink and watercolour
570mm x 760mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Flamin’ Galah’ 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.

*Artwork price includes signed artwork, a Certificate of Authenticity and delivery within Australia*

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‘FLAMIN’ GALAH’

2020
Ink and watercolour
570mm x 760mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Flamin’ Galah’ 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.

Shannon has had this crazy character flying around in her head for a while now. She can’t even hang clothes out without seeing a Galah fly over. So, once the opportunity came to bring him to life, it literally ‘flew’ from her head onto the paper! Capturing the personality of this absolutely bonkers bird was an absolute delight! Enjoy this ‘Flamin’ Galah’!

The Galah is one of the most abundant and common parrots, occurring over most of Australia and some offshore islands. Found in large flocks in a variety of habitats, usually near water, ranging from bushland, urban areas, agricultural land to arid outback, only avoiding dense forest. Well adapted to Australia’s hot, arid conditions, tolerating high temperatures and long periods of dehydration, they have the ability to rehydrate by drinking salty water.  They fly swiftly through treetops, twisting and turning as they swoop towards the ground – screeching as they go. Often in acrobatic postures, hanging upside down, holding with one claw whilst flapping its wings – it’s no wonder the word “Galah” in Australia has come to mean ‘idiot’ or ‘fool’. These highly sociable birds are often in huge noisy flocks, mostly feeding together on the ground. They form permanent pair bonds but will take a new partner if their mate dies. The nest is a tree hollow where they strip bark from the entrance and line the nest with leaves (they are the only cockatoo species to do so). The pair share the incubation of the eggs and caring for the young. Sexes can be distinguished by eye colour, dark brown: male and red/pinkish-red: female. Galahs have also been recorded breeding with other members of the cockatoo family, both in the wild and captivity. Conservation Status: Least concern (LC).

*Artwork price includes signed artwork, a Certificate of Authenticity and delivery within Australia*

 

Framing tips and suggestions:
This piece is best ‘float-mounted’ and framed behind glass.
‘Float-mounting’ allows the paper to have a bit of ‘freedom’ which watercolour paper often needs as its rarely perfectly ‘flat’. By ‘mounting’ the artwork, it showcases the ruffled edges of the watercolour paper and subtle wave of the paper to enhance the the fact that its an original artwork with delicious imperfections.

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