Black ink on hot-pressed 300g 100% cotton rag Arches watercolour paper. Original size 8 × 8 cm.

The finished watercolour painting was commissioned as an award for Keith McDonald in honour of his contribution in the discovery of frog declines in QLD Australia, which led to the subsequent recognition of chytridiomycosis as a cause of frog declines globally. It features the frog that was named after him, the Mt Elliot Nursery-Frog (Cophixalus mcdonaldi_), and the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly (_Ornithoptera euphorion).

Featured in Miniature Art, 4th July 2010

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I’m passionate about ecology, wildlife epidemiology and environmental conservation. I hope that I can raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity through my art and research (currently researching the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which is threatening frogs worldwide). Help spread the word about conservation!

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  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 4 years ago

    How amazing to see the details in your work!

  • Thanks Maria! I’ve been pretty comfortable with the detailed ink techniques for a while, but it’s always good to expand my skill set – and watercolour is a definite challenge! :)

    – Laura Grogan

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullover 4 years ago

    A stunning little miniature Laura – amazing detail!!! :)

  • Thanks so much Karen! I am honoured that this piece has been featured! :)

    – Laura Grogan

  • artbyakiko
    artbyakikoover 4 years ago

    What an amazing detail! It’s awesome! Congratulations!

  • Thank you! :)

    – Laura Grogan

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Great drawing!

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