“Waratah” – Rainbow Lorikeets

Waratah - Black FrameWaratah - White FrameInternational Arist Magazine 2024


Second Prize 2024 – International Artist Magazine USA – Wildlife Challenge No. 140

Finalist 2023 – The Holmes Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Bird Art.

The Rainbow Lorikeet is as vibrant in spirit as it is in colour.

Should a Rainbow Lorikeet fly into your life, be ready for some humour. There is nothing shy about these beautiful birds they are renowned not only for their vivid variegated plumage but also their boisterous chatter and silly play.

Rainbow Lorikeets prefer landing in a space lush with fruit and flowering trees.  Here they sip on the plants nectar as you might consume a fine wine, bringing all the sweet things to life.

“Waratah” is an oil painting depicting a pair of beautiful Lorikeets sitting on one of Australia’s most iconic flowers, the floral emblem for New South Wales – truly a sight to behold.

Thank you to bird life photographer David C. Simon for graciously providing the reference photo used as inspiration for this oil painting.

Original Oil on Canvas (Unframed) – Sold.

Unframed – 51cm x 76cm (19.6″ x 29.9″)

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  30cm x 45cm (Unframed) – $170 (AUD) including shipping.
Large Print on Ready to Hang Canvas  50cm x 75cm (Unframed) – $340 (AUD) including shipping.
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Archival Photo Rag 308 gsm same size as original painting 51cm x 76cm (Unframed) – $205(AUD) including shipping.
Other print sizes available on request.

Print prices includes shipping.



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