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"First Light" is inspired by the little Kiwi chick at the Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre. Permission from Tara Swan was given to modify her photograph for this artwork.  I have painted the chick with the first touch of moonlight on its face.  As an endangered bird, the light on the chick’s face is a way for me to express my hope for its species. Nature is resilient, and despite the devastating impacts on this species over the last century, it has survived with the help of conservationists.  My hope is that my artwork encourages people to participate in urgent conservation work and to consider ways to reduce their own impact on our planet.


Professionally by Lewis Paape Gallery with a wonderful ornate frame.


Measures 13" wide x 16" high (330mm wide x 410mm high). The artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity.


Shipping: please use the "canvas under 45cm long" option.


Photographs are an indication of what the artwork could look like only. Other items in the photograph are not included in the sale.  Thank you for supporting a living artist.


First Light - framed original oil on canvas

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