Gould's Australian Chintz II

Paintings

Finalist

Highly Commended
Acrylic and oil on linen, 90cm x 140cm
 
The possums and the motifs they are nestled among in this work are derived from a number of 19th century natural history illustrations. I have painted them in a manner that refers to the wonder and uncertainty experienced by many early settlers when they encountered the unique natural world of Australia.

by Nicola Dickson