Fairy Wren

Fairy Wren 2012 370 x 330mm

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.

A close friend of mine did his Masters on Fairy Wrens and I was lucky enough to work with him briefly. These beautiful little birds are well known for the males bright blue colouring but not everyone knows that the males are actually only blue in the breeding season. 

Limited edition of 10 prints available.

© John Sharp 2016