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In my garden, Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

Artemis during his moult. Half his cape and half his beautiful tail feathers are gone, but it won’t be long before they are all replaced by healthy, more beautiful than ever, new feathers!

14th July 2013 – SOLD 1 Greeting Card – thank you to the buyer!

  1. 8th May 2013 – FEATURED in Everyday Women
  2. 19th May 2013 – FEATURED in African Art and Photography


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    Absolutely glorious Maree!

  • Thank you Kay, appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Is Jack Frost also visiting him?

  • All my chickens are looking like this Liz and my yard is covered in feathers! (Angels visiting!)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    You’ll have to give us another shot when those new feathers come in. I bet he’ll really be beautiful then!

  • I certainly will Dot, shouldn’t be too long now!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    He’s a beauty, and clearly the “Boss.”

  • Thank you Jim, and that he is!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    …is clearly better than none; in this case, MUCH better. He looks quite magnificent as he anticipates even more magnificence. Be patient, Chanticleer!

  • Aaaah, another Chanticleer fan! Wait till you see him after the moult Sheila! xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    May 8, 2013


  • Thank you for the feature Teresa, it’s great!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 1 year ago

    Great shot. Love Roosters.

  • Aaah, great to meet another chook-lover Brenda! Thank you for the fav, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

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  • Navigator
    Navigatorabout 1 year ago

    He may be in moult, but he’s still gorgeous! A great capture of him!

  • Thanks ever so much Brenda!

    – Maree Clarkson

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