“MAGGIE” – The Glitter Thief

Maggie the Glitter Thief
Maggie the Glitter Thief - Print in Black FrameMaggie the Glitter Theif - Print in White Frame


Introducing “Maggie – The Glitter Thief”. A much loved Australian Magpie accused of an innocent crime.

Magpies have a reputation as being magnets to shiny glittery objects out to steal jewellery and shiny ornaments from your garden.  Apparently this story is a furphy in fact new research indicates that flashy objects repel magpies.

As an Australian Realistic Bird Artist I am always looking for interesting subjects to paint.  The Australian Magpie is one of our nations much loved birds, renowned for their dawn chorus, curious personalities and backyard hijinks.  

Thank to  bird life photographer Anton Puzey for graciously providing the reference photo as inspiration for this oil painting.

Original Oil on Canvas (Framed) – SOLD.


Unframed – 46cm x  61cm (17.9″ x 24″)

Framed – 49cm x 63.5cm (19.3″ x 25″)

Print in Matboard size 28cm x 35cm (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 40cm x 50cm (Unframed) – $235 (AUD) including shipping.
Large Print on Ready to Hang Canvas size 70cm x 85cm (Unframed) – $415 (AUD) including shipping.
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Archival Photo Rag 308 gsm. Same size as the original painting 46cm x 61xm (Unframed) – $170 (AUD) including shipping.

Other print sizes available on request.

Print prices include shipping.

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