29.7cm x 21cm.
Acrylic on artboard.
Part of the Feathers series, inspired by the movement, magic and mystery of mythical and exotic birds.
There are 39 species of Birds of Paradise that have been discovered on New Guinea and its surrounding islands. While Paradis is a reference to 'paradise', these are not intended to be directly representational - just representations of what they symbolise.
This Paradis is a bird of hope that we have not yet discovered. A colourful reminder that there is so much we have yet to know and understand.
Multiple layers of acrylic paint and gel mediums - and various shaping, brushwork and palette techniques - have been applied to create different textures that reflect light. This mimics the iridescent and light reflective quality of feathers - and how they can shimmer and change colour under different light.
Each comes in a 16 x 12 inch (30.48 x 40.64 cm) acid-free ice-white mount, with a backing board and plastic sleeve. Frames shown are for illustration only.
Each one signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.