Curious little fantails seem to flutter in mid-air when trying to capture a small insect on the wing. Endlessly curious, fantails are often seen not only in the bush where they will follow trampers to capture bugs they disturb but also fluttering around the residential homes.
Using her trademark loose watercolour splashes, bold colours and tight ink detailing Rachel Walker has recreated a fluttering fantail at a smaller scale than her usual originals.
The work has been framed in a black grained frame ready to hang.
Image Dimensions: 340mm (w) x 350mm (h)
Framed Dimensions: 482mm (w) x 502mm (h)
Medium: Watercolour, pencil and ink
Napier born artist Rachel Walker (aka Walkerillo) can count living and painting in rural France and London, designing illustrations for the Royal New Zealand ballet, and taking tea in Bilbo Baggin's kitchen among the highlights of her career so far.
Rachel graduated from Massey University in 2008, coming away with a design degree. While her degree leads her into a career in graphic and textile design it wasn't long before long she returned to her childhood love of hand-drawn illustrations.
Currently painting within the theme of animals, extinction and evolution Rachel works mainly in watercolour, ink and stencilled spray paint.
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