“Percival’s Shadow”

Percival's Shadow 76cm x 61cm finished April 2020


“A wonderful bird is a Pelican

His bill will hold more than his belican

He can take in his beak good enough for a week

But I’m damned if I see how the helican”.

Quote by Dixon Lanier Merritt.


Pelicans  are  fascinatingly serene creatures who always appear to be self composed and quietly at ease with the world.


Percival was created as a labour of love during Covid isolation in Southern Western Australia.    To me he was the perfect subject to work with at that time.  As I got to know Percival he represented a feeling of  self sufficient confidence. His shadow reflects the mood of a surreal phase in our every changing world. Strangely my attachment to this painting became quite philosophical.


Thank you to Cherilyn Corker for graciously providing the reference photo as inspiration for this painting.


Original Oil on Canvas (Framed) – $2,650 (AUD)


Unframed – 76cm x 61cm (29.9″ x 24″)

Framed – 79cm x 64cm (31.1″ x 25″)


Print on Ready to Hang Canvas 50cm x 40cm (Unframed) – $235 (AUD)
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Archival Photo Rag 308 gsm. Print size same as original painting 76cm x 61cm (Unframed) – $270 (AUD)
Other print sizes available on request.

Print prices include shipping.


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