ORIGINAL ART – ‘CHORUS’, Australian Magpie



Ink and watercolour
285mm x 380mm
by Shannon Dwyer



The Australian Magpie is one of Shannon’s favourites as she is visited by a family of these delightful characters in her backyard every day. They are an endless source of inspiration with their inquisitive personalities and hilarious escapades!



‘Chorus’ 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.


1 in stock


Fun Facts included on the Certificate of Authenticity:

Australian Magpies are common birds found wherever there is a combination of trees and adjacent open areas. They are absent only from the densest forests and arid deserts. Whilst they are most famous for their springtime aerial assaults, they are actually incredibly intelligent, super-social and hilariously entertaining birds! Highly-regarded songbirds, their wide variety of complex calls, varying up to four octaves, is an iconic part of the Australian soundscape. Considered one of the most intelligent bird species in the world, magpies demonstrate problem-solving abilities and behaviours such as playfulness, curiosity and even empathy. Having adapted well to urban environments, Magpies are capable of having genuine friendships with their human neighbours. Once they’ve confirmed that you are a nice person, you’ll have earned a friend for life! Magpies are able to recognise faces, with some forming such good relationships with some humans neighbours that they will actually ‘show off’ and introduce their young to them! Once a Magpie finds a suitable territory to live, they will stay there forever – up to 20 years. Being fiercely territorial birds, especially during the breeding season, groups of up to 24 birds live year round in their territory which is actively defended by all group members. Magpies are opportunistic feeders, happy to scavenge. Being omnivores, they eat a variety of foods such as: worms, small mammals, reptiles, fruits, seeds and even scraps of human food which plays into why they’ve adapted so well to their ever-changing environment. This species conservation status is: Least Concern.


*Artwork price includes signed original artwork, Certificate of Authenticity and free delivery within Australia*

Artwork is unframed so you don’t pay unnecessary freight costs and will be able to choose the frame of your liking.
This piece will be delivered in a large reinforced postage tube, rolled securely in (and protected by) acid-free tissue paper.


Framing tips and suggestions:
This piece is best ‘float-mounted’ and framed behind glass.
‘Float-mounting’ allows the paper to have a bit of ‘freedom’ which watercolour paper often needs as its rarely perfectly ‘flat’. By ‘mounting’ the artwork, it showcases the raw edges of the watercolour paper and subtle wave of the paper to enhance the the fact that its an original artwork with delicious ‘imperfections’.


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