Tui in a Kowhai Tree
The Tui is a NZ native and feeds on nectar amongst other things. Settlers called it the Parson Bird due to the white collar. This series is shot in Eastbourne, Wellington, where the Kowhai trees and thus the Tui are doing particularly well in the Spring.
This is a combination of careful zentangle line work, watercolour and ink. I have tried to make the background nice and light although very detailed so that the bold Tui stands out in all its glory. I wanted this Tui artwork to represent elements of Kiwi life and all the simple yet beautiful things we take for granted.
Sofia Minson Limited Edition Print "Grey Ghost"
Limited Edition PrintImage size in millimetres: 480 x 825Edition of 75 prints, titled, signed and numbered by the artist below the image in pencil.Minson’s new print “Grey Ghost” is inspired by the taonga (treasure) that are New Zealand’s people, land, forests and birds.Sofia writes “The body of the kōkako, which is usually grey, is instead painted here with watery washes of the blues and greens of New Zealand’s forests and waterways. Peeking through shadow is a stylised korowai (feather…
Tui round — Shane Hansen
600mm x 600mm x 35mm round acrylic, metallic & enamel paint on plywood I am a groupie, the biggest fan. You don’t really care about me, but I don’t care. Real fans don’t. *To purchase please contact me with your address details so I can supply a shipping estimate for your order.
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New works by Sofia Minson at "A bird on the wall" in Christchurch
"A bird on the wall.... is as good as two in the bush!" is a really fun invitational group show that I've created two new paintings for, here's a close-up of one of them, "The Kaka is Calling"...
Craig Platt NZ wildlife artist, New Zealand birds artist, Auckland illustrator, NZ birdlife, Kingfisher, Tui oil painting, Pukeko
Art by the Sea art gallery specializes in fine NZ arts and crafts, with a huge range of original, fine New Zealand and Maori arts and crafts.
The idea of this one came after doing my 'Nimble Tui' painting. I wanted this cute and charming little bird to have more of a rustic side. In the background I have done a weave of cogs, gears, koru and other intertwining patterns.