Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"Fly Baby Fly"
(New Zealand Fantail)


Pastel (60cm framed tondo)
Original Available


The New Zealand Fantail is one of my most favourite little birds!

The reference photo taken in Haast Pass on one of my south island trips.

These beautiful wee birds often frequent my garden and I love their chirpy chatter and friendliness, following you around, although I know it's only because we stir up the ground (and insects) for their food!

Open Edition Giclee Prints available

new zealand fantail bird art

Soft pastels, pan pastels and pastel pencils were used for this artwork, a perfect medium for these colourings to achieve the softness

fantail pastel artwork framed

Framed in a high lacquered white frame, with white matboard. I love that these round tondo frames are a little point of difference for pastel artworks

fantail in flight

Closeup of the pastel artwork




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