Lilac-breasted Roller

2015
Acrylic, spray paint,
Marker & pastel on canvas
120 x 120cm

This work was created for an auction to raise money for a new women’s & children’s hospital to be built in rural Zambia. After coming up with the idea to paint a native bird from the region, I stumbled upon this beautiful creature with very striking colours. On further research I discovered that not only are they an amazing looking bird, but they display incredible courage in protecting and nurturing their young. It was this quality that compelled me to paint this study of a Lilac-breasted Roller for the charity.

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