ORIGINAL ART – ‘FLARE’, Red-eared Firetail


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Ink and watercolour
200mm x 200mm
by Shannon Dwyer


Certificate of Authenticity information:

‘Flare’ 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.

The stunning, bold patterning (Shannon’s favourite) and rich POP of the fiery red on this little fire-cracker was screaming to be captured! Shannon loved keeping things super loose and sketchy, just completely free, on this mini series of works.

The Red-eared Firetail, also known as the boorin, is a small finch-like species of bird confined to the south-western corner of Western Australia. It occurs in dense wetland vegetation of coastal to sub-coastal regions. Red-eared firetails are usually only glimpsed briefly, if at all, as they move rapidly and discreetly through their habitat. Most observations occur when their soft voice is heard or, in flight when flushed from the dense scrub. Males and females are similar in colouring and bond as lifelong pairs that occupy a territory centred on their roosting and brooding nest site. Generally they forage on the ground, among grasses or in shrubs, where they eat seeds and occasionally small insects, pecked from the leaves of plants. They forage singly or in small flocks and, occasionally, in congregations comprising dozens of birds. They very occasionally feed in the company of other seed-eating species, especially parrots. They are much less gregarious than other species of finches, usually occurring singly, and they are generally shy, quiet and rather unobtrusive. The natural distribution of the species appears to have contracted over recent years and no record of the species establishing outside its natural range. Conservation Status: Secure.



*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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