“Swoop” my bird painting of an Australian Magpie takes pride of honor – Jury selected “Best in Show” by the USA based Camelback Gallery “Animal” one line painting competition.
“Swoop” was lovingly painted in memory of my father who lost his battle with Parkinson’s disease. When asked what bird would he like me to paint – my father announced “A Magpie”. In his final weeks we would walk and sit together watching the magpies play antics in the local park. My last memories of spending quality time with my father.
Thank you to Muneer Al Shanti for graciously providing the reference photo for this painting.