“FERGUS” – Tawny Frogmouth

Fergus - Print in Black FrameFergus - Print in White FrameFergus in situ


As an Australian Realistic Birdlife Artist I am always looking for interesting subjects to paint.  Fergus definitely fits the bill when it comes to an interesting character.  He has quite a devious look about him, but I did not want him to be mistaken as insidious.   He is purely resting his eyelids whilst readying himself for the onset of evening twilight when he comes to life.  Fergus is a nocturnal bird.

I loved painting Fergus, particularly his whiskers.  We enjoyed many contemplative hours together whilst I endeavored to capture his demure character and played with the detail of  his beautiful russet – red feathers (a second plumage colour which transpires).

Tawny Frogmouth is a species of birdlife  native only to Australia.  They are nocturnal and quite often  mistaken for an owl.  With narrowed  eyelids,  stretched neck and distinctive colouring, these birds hide inside the branches of trees and are the masters of camouflage.

Original Painting Oil on Canvas (Framed) – $3,300 (AUD).


Unframed – 91cm x 61cm (36″ x 24″)

Framed – 103cm x 73cm (41″ x 29″)

Print in Matboard size 35cm x 25cm (Unframed) – $65 (AUD) including shipping.
Framed Print in Matboard size 32cm x 40cm – $90 (AUD) including shipping.
Small Print on Ready to Hang Canvas size 45cm x 30cm (Unframed) – $170 (AUD) including shipping.
Large Print on Ready to Hang Canvas size 90cm x 60cm (Unframed) – $400 (AUD) including shipping.
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Archival Photo Rag 308 gsm same size as original painting 91cm x 61cm (Unframed) – $277 (AUD) including shipping.
Other print sizes available on request.

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