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

"Toutouwai Study I"

(North Island Robin)

Scratchboard (artwork 20x20cm, framed size 30x30cm)
Original Available

This beautiful wee bird is found only in the North Island of New Zealand. The robins are so friendly andoften they will come as close as sitting on your shoe! We would like to think it's their curiosity and friendliness but more likely they know we humans stir up the dirt to reveal scrumptious bugs and worms to eat!

The reference photo was taken at Zealandia Eco Park, Karori, Wellington, such a beautiful place to visit if you are in the region. You often see tuis and bellbirds up very close on the honey feeders. This is where I manage to get a lot of my closeup reference photography.

Currently being exhibited at the "Bringing Back the Birds" exhibition, Bowen House, Parliamentary Buildings until October 31st

Open Edition Giclee Prints available

New Zealand robin artwork

Holding the scratchboard prior to varnishing & framing (to show the scale of this miniature artwork)

Framed in a beautiful Larsen Juhl Majorca moulding, with a black inner frame to set the artwork off further

North Island Robin Toutouwai


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