This painting collection, features the majestic and beloved Kookaburra.
Inspired by a commission to create a wedding gift for a client, I decided to expand and create a whole series of these beautiful birds!
As an artist, I always love trying new things, and this collection is a slight departure from my usual portraits. However, the opportunity to showcase the unique and charming personalities of these birds was too good to pass up.
As an American, I had never heard of Kookaburras. I was introduced to them in Brisbane during my first trip to Australia. I'll never forget being woken up at dawn by their unmistakable shrieks.
Since then, I have grown to love these birds and their iconic laughter-like calls.
The paintings in this collection were inspired by the Kookaburras living at a friend's nature reserve in country Victoria. These birds, each with their own personality and quirks, visit every morning for their breakfast.
From Steve, who loves to perch on his favourite stump, to Fluffy, who is never shy about getting her food, each Kookaburra has their own unique charm.
I hope that these paintings bring you as much joy as they have brought me.
Let the Kookaburras in this painting transport you to the lush Australian wilderness and remind you of the fond memories and experiences you've had with these beautiful birds.
Dimensions: Artwork 100cm x 76cm (39.5" x 30"), With Frame 103.5cm x 79.5cm (40.7" x 31.3")
Medium: Acrylic & Mixed Media
Substrate: CanvasView full details
This painting has been created on artist quality canvas and finished with varnish, protecting the longevity and enhancing the vibrancy of the colours.
The sides have been painted to blend with the front of the painting so it can remain unframed.