*FRAMED* ORIGINAL ART – ‘Diana’, Diamond Firetail


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Ink and watercolour
Artwork: 300mm x 300mm
Framed: 380mm x 380mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Diana’ was created using a traditional nib dip pen and ink, along with professional-grade watercolours executed on 425gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Originalembossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.


Artwork details:
Original watercolour and ink artwork,’Diana’, Diamond Firetail

It’s no wonder its name has ‘firetail’ in it! Diamond Firetails are like a flying flame! What an amazing colour and pattern combo! Shannon is always drawn to birds with crazy personalities or crazy textures and this little firecracker is a perfect example of the bright-patterned-power-punch that Shannon loves capturing – those dots and pops of red?! Perfection!

Before starting an artwork Shannon researches her subject thoroughly to intimately know its habits, movements, personality and colouring to ensure she can capture it all in her artwork.
One of the bonuses of this research for her art collectors is that her research is then also combined into a summarised paragraph which becomes part of the Certificate of Authenticity, see below:

Diamond Firetails are endemic to south-eastern Australia, ranging from Carnarvon Ranges in Queensland (QLD) to the Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island in South Australia (SA). Diamond Firetails prefer rough grassy woodland as a habitat and can be found on the outskirts of the suburbs. They are much less sociable than other native finches but sometimes group together in small flocks. Although they have been seen in urban areas, they do not appear to be able to cope with the suburban habitat. They nest amongst prickly shrubs and bushes to protect their eggs and chicks from predators. The nest is built by both partners but only the female does the weaving. Both partners incubate the eggs and care for the young. Usually only one clutch is laid per season. Diamond Firetails have been adversely affected by clearing for agriculture or urban development, as well as predation of eggs and nestlings by increased populations of native predators such as the Pied Currawong. The conservation status of the Diamond Firetail differs from state to state as their preferred habitat is under threat in some areas and to a lesser extent in others. Conservation Status in NSW and SA: Vulnerable. Overall Conservation Status: Secure.


*Artwork price includes the framed, signed original artwork, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.


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