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introducing 'the australian'
I began working on this piece in September 2013, but couldn’t get the right feel to it back then and so put it aside until May 2014 when I decided on the title. Apart from some minor detail I finished it on Australia Day 2015 funnily enough. To me the title just states a fact, this is a true blue Australian. The painting however, speaks to me on different personal levels. For you it will either capture your heart and soul or not, but at the very least I hope you see a glimpse of what I see in these stunning creatures.
The model for 'The Australian' was Red Kangaroo Matisse. He came to me as a small orphaned joey in terrible condition. He had an outstanding personality and was the gentlest roo I’ve ever had the privilege to care for. Despite his size just before release, he used to carefully take my hand in both his and groom me fastidiously. He was the kangaroo of my heart and released back into the wild on 31 May 2013, he is pictured below with his pouch mate Morgan.
'The Australian' will be coming up for sale soon. Just for now you might like to take a few minutes to browse through my store and meet some of my other orphans and individuals raised by wildlife carers of other species.