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My most detailed acrylic work that featured in my major project portfolio for Natural History Illustration, which won the 2014 Margaret Senior Wildlife Illustration Award.


This micro-habitat study was inspired by the swampy woodland near my home in North Rothbury - seemingly not much to look at on first glance, with scruffy shrubs dominating on the heavy clay soil. But take a closer look on the ground under your feet, and you'll see carpets of coral-like lichen and in the right season, blue fairy orchids poking their heads up from the leaf litter.


This piece has been painted on Ampersand clayboard textured with Gesso and the artwork is 43cm wide x 27cm high, finished in a natural timber frame with glass (60cm wide x 46cm high).

'Where the blue fairies live' - original acrylic

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