ORIGINAL ART – ‘Lunch Date’, Australian Magpie


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‘Lunch Date’

Ink and watercolour
300mm x 300mm
by Shannon Dwyer


Certificate of Authenticity information:

‘Lunch Date’ 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 cheeky Magpie is one of Shannon’s favourites as she is entertained 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!

Australian Magpies may be most famous for their springtime aerial assaults but they are actually incredibly intelligent, super-social and delightfully entertaining birds who have a gorgeous caroling song that is such an iconic part of the Australian soundscape. There are some beautiful stories about the intimate relationships Magpies are capable of having with their human neighbours. Once a magpie has confirmed that you are a nice person, you will have earned a friend for life. Magpies are even able to recognise faces and some form such good relationships with humans that the birds will actually show off and introduce their young to them. Australian Magpies are common birds found wherever there is a combination of trees and adjacent open areas, including parks and fields. They are absent only from the densest forests and arid deserts. Once they find a suitable patch, they will stay there forever – up to 20 years. Groups of up to 24 birds live year round in their territory that is actively defended by all group members. 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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