"The Bushman's Clock"
Artist: Steve Thorley
- Size: 19 x 23 x 1 inches (48.3 x 58.4 x 2.5 cm)
- Oil on Italian Canvas
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Whilst staying with a friend of mine at his home in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia I took a series of photos of two Kookaburras in the gum trees surrounding his house. They say you can set your clock by these birds that laugh in the morning and evening. An iconic Aussie symbol, full of character, these are one of my favourite birds and I enjoyed every minute of capturing this pair on my canvas. The painting which is oil on Italian canvas measures 20" x 16" plus the frame. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
As a lover of wildlife (and an unfulfilled intrepid explorer) there was no other choice of subject matter when it came to deciding on the direction in which to take my art. I love to portray these magnificent creatures and their habitats in my own style. It is so sad that many of these animals are now in serious danger of becoming extinct. Some through 'global warming', some through 'poaching' and many through man's desire to remove their natural habitat for financial gain. Whatever the reason this trend needs reversing and quickly so that these creatures are around for future generations to admire but more importantly that the balance of nature is restored to this magnificent planet that WE ALL inhabit. Born and bred in Stockport, Chesh... (see more)
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