“No Place Like Home” – painted in acrylic on matt board. We were very blessed some years back, to stay on Bedarra Island in Queensland. This is a private island and it is simply magical. I was relaxing in the garden and along came these incredible, busy, little flashes of loveliness. They had me transfixed. I was able to get some ‘OK’ photos and was determined to paint this as a thank you gift for our time on the island. I have done a few others paintings with sunbirds as the feature, but they did not seem to fit what I intended. Recently I was speaking with the owner, who has become a good friend, and she was telling me that the birds were nesting in the outside shower. She was over the moon. So that was what I was going to do. I grew up in North Qld so had seen sunbirds many times and knew their nests well. I really enjoyed putting this work together.
I am very happy to report that the gift has been received with great joy and will now reside in the home on Bedarra Island.
“No Place Like Home” – Sunbirds in acrylic