The Native Bird series was created for a series of art prints. The prints feature a Fantail, Wax Eye and a Tomtit. I wanted to create the Tomtit and Wax illustrations to feature some of our less celebrated native New Zealand Birds. 

The originals were painted in ink and coloured digitally. The backgrounds of these prints take inspiration from New Zealand native bush and other whimsical elements such as a small campfire in the tomato print. They are coloured with complementary colours so the look good as a single piece or as a group


For the photo-shoot, I placed plants from my garden around the prints because I lived at the edge of the bush which is the natural habitat of these birds and was one of the main inspirations for this series.

They are for sale in my online store and can be purchased on their own or as a group of three. They come in 20x25cm and A3 and are printed on archival paper using the giclee method. 


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