Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) by Laura Grogan

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Black ink and watercolour on 300g smooth hot pressed Arches watercolour paper. Original 140 × 180mm. This painting took about 10-15hr to do, and the bird is composed of roughly 8-10 layers of very transparent washes and fine brushstrokes – that’s the benefit of 100% cotton rag paper – the surface may be unforgiving (can’t lift colour) but it is extremely robust!

I am fortunate to regularly see these beautiful birds where I am living now in North QLD (Townsville).


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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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  • vian
    vianalmost 2 years ago

    Delicate and beautiful

  • SAungle
    SAunglealmost 2 years ago

    I could recognise the species as Kingfisher straight away! Obviously you devote a lot of time and effort to making your representations of fauna close to realistic!!

  • Anna Ewa Miarczynska
    Anna Ewa Miarc...over 1 year ago

    Amazing works!!! FAV

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