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© C J Lewis 2009 Miniature oil on stretched canvas 5”x 5”

MAY 2009 FEATURED IN Art In Math group

For A Laugh

The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is a thickset arboreal marsupial herbivore native to Australia, and the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae.

The koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from near Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. Populations also extend for considerable distances inland in regions with enough moisture to support suitable woodlands. The koalas of South Australia were largely exterminated during the early part of the 20th century, but the state has since been repopulated with Victorian stock. The koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia.



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1975-‘78 Worked at Phillip Baxter Photographic Studios.
1978 Studied Fine Art at East Sydney Technical Collage (now National Arts School).
1980-1984 worked at EMI Studios 301 recording studios – I also write lyrics & compose music.
Many solo & group exhibitions over the years.
1995 won Highly Commended award from BMCAC.
Poetry awards from Int’l Library of Poetry & works published.
Works in private collections worldwide.
Worked & studied internationally (U.K. & U.S.A.) from 1978-’87.

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  • blamo
    blamoover 5 years ago

    Cool looking dudes …………… majic chris

  • lol … thanks Tone … think I will have to rephotograph … was still wet and mumma’s nose looks thin on the oils … it’s the glare of the wet paint :)

    – C J Lewis

  • God darn it Tone … I hit the wrong button & deleted your comment about liking the fuzzy look … lol That is the technique I used to make them look fuzzy … but I am fussy as to me mumma koala’s nose looks thin on paint … maybe I should not be so fussy eh :))

    – C J Lewis

  • mimulux
    mimuluxover 5 years ago

    aww……. so loveable………. great work cj :)

  • Hi Pat … thanks. Koalas are lovable little characters … but always stoned from eating eucalyptus leaves – which are poisonous to humans. Appreciate the fav too :)

    – C J Lewis

  • blamo
    blamoover 5 years ago

    hahaha i still like the fuzzy look chris

  • lol … thanks Tone :))

    – C J Lewis

  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...over 5 years ago


  • Thanks khosie :)

    – C J Lewis

  • gillsart
    gillsartover 5 years ago

    too cute !

  • Cheers gillsart :)

    – C J Lewis

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 5 years ago

    Delightful work Chris!! :)

  • Thanks Keith :)

    – C J Lewis

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 5 years ago

    Woot lol! adorable work sweetheART happy bearz lol! ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Stoned little bears Val … but yes, they are adorable as they sit & munch their eucalyptus leaves … their eyes glaze over and it’s like they look right through you.
    Thanks for your lovely comment … appreciated :)xx+happy bearz hugs

    – C J Lewis

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKover 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!!
    Great Hugs :)
    life is full of life

  • Hi Erhan … thank you … also appreciate the fav :) HUGS back at u

    – C J Lewis

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