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Exciting News for “Lenny” the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

“Lenny” the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo has been successfully selected for inclusion in the Capecare acquisition project 2021.

Capecare is today the largest regionally based independent aged care provider in Western Australia. They are an organisation dedicated to supporting the local art community by acquireing and displaying art throughout their residential care buildings for residents, their families, visitors, staff and local community to enjoy.

“Lenny” was one of the artworks selected from many submissions for the acquisition project. He will hang on permanent display in the newly completed Capecare residency in Dunsborough where residents, visitors and staff can enjoy the artworks of local artists together with the artist’s biography and artist’s statements supporting each individual artwork.

It is a great honor to be included in the 2021 acquisition project.

Thank you Arts Margaret River for co-ordinating this very special project and thank you Capecare for the acquisition of “Lenny”.

“Mitch” Major Mitchell painted in oils 40cm x 50cm.


Dressed in salmon pink these magnificent cockatoos possess a crown befitting a king.


” Mich” the Major Mitchell now resides on the walls of a Californian bird life art  collector who’s passion is cockatoos.  It  is lovely to share Australian birds in painted form.


To me birds are one of natures gifts belonging in their natural habitat where we can  cherish and protect them for generations to come.


Thank you wildlife photographer Keith Lightbody for graciously providing the reference photo for my interpretation.


A portion of every original painting I sell is automatically donated to Birdlife Australia.





This regal female red tail black cockatoo with a cheeky look was commissioned by Angie Coleman.

Gertie’s our girl!

I wanted to bring this girl to life, she’s just so full of character. It was essential that I properly depicted her cheeky attitude, the glint in  her eye and beautifully detailed plumage.

Angie has named her Gertie, and is thrilled with her new showpiece!

Just before Christmas, my good friend and one of Western Australia’s best wildlife and bird photographers, Keith Lightbody, was kind enough to drop by and give me a disc with a selection of his Major Mitchell cockatoo photos for me to use, as I had told him this was one of my intended future projects.

Keith’s photos are simply stunning and it’s so difficult to make a decision, but this pair squabbling is my favorite at the moment. I have also had to promise Keith that I will get the pink shadings right. He won’t forgive me if I don’t, so the challenge is on!

It’s a bit crowded up here!