Dove 2009 390 x 360mm

After the 2009 bushfires wiped out all the habitat around my home the plants in the garden that were saved became an oasis for a staggering array of birds. I started making etchings of birds from photos I was able to take while I watched them. Having now discovered I really enjoy the process of etching I continued to do more and more etchings of some of the other species I see around home and further afield.

While there are many types of dove, the Australian spotted dove is one of my favourites. It is sometimes called the pearl-necked dove on account of the beautiful feathers around its neck. I have spent lots of time in the garden watching these birds forage and bathe and listening to their soft calls.

Limited edition of 10 prints available.

© John Sharp 2016