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

"Kārearea" (Awatere Valley)

Scratchboard & Ink (18x24in)
Original SOLD

Monty is a New Zealand falcon reintroduced to the Awatere vineyards, Marlborough. Capable of flying at speeds over 100 km/h and catching prey larger than itself, the Kārearea is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular birds. One of 38 species of falcon worldwide, kārearea are endemic only to New Zealand. Although a threatened species in NZ, the kārearea are often seen flying around Marlborough vineyards, where prey is plentiful.

Reference photo kindly supplied by Brian Tapp

10% from the sale of this original artwork will go to the Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust.

Some info from the Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust:
The Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust is committed to conserving the New Zealand Falcon. They fund a falcon reintroduction scheme in Marlborough, raise awareness about the falcon, and conduct scientific research. Our vision is of a thriving Karearea population, numerically restored throughout Marlborough’s various natural and man-managed habitats. Public awareness of the NZ Falcon is critical to not only ensure understanding of this over-looked native treasure but to eradicate persecution and ensure successful co-existence.

Open Edition Giclee Prints available

Karearea (New Zealand native falcon) by NZ Wildlife Artist Karen Neal

Closeup of the artwork. Etched with tattoo needles, scalpel blade and fibreglass brush

Photo of framed artwork during the Marlborough Art Society's Annual Members' Exhibition
Delighted the artwork won the Peoples' Choice Award for 2016

New Zealand Karearea Falcon artwork

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