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The white heron are very rare in New Zealand with the only known nesting site on the West Coast of the South Island within the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve.   My painting questions how protected the white heron really are in within the reserve. 


At a first glance the painting appears to be a peaceful scene of a heron nurturing its young, however the darker background and perfectly shaped, slightly surreal leaves strike a discord.  The shaft of light symbolises hope for the future of these birds, and the gold heart necklace is a personal touch – a visual metaphor of my deep affection for these birds.

Premium Artist Oil paint is used to ensure that the colours are clean, bright and light-steadfast. The paints A and AA ratings aid in the longevity of the paints, and will last well over 75 years.  The canvas is made from 100% cotton with a tight, even weave and is coated with a quality gesso primer.  As many as 12 layers of transparent glazes are applied to the paintings to achieve the colour and light displayed in each work.

Photographs are an indication of what the artworks could look like and are not the exact size of the artworks. Other items in the photograph are not included.


All copyright is retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without written consent from the artist.


SKU: 330206471204
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