The Naturalist

Youth Art Prize

Finalist

Oil on paper, 52cm x 42cm

The Naturalist is a reference to Peter Slater and his contribution to ornithology.
The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds is well known and used by naturalists, containing over 750 species and 157 illustrations.
Birds that I have identified using the book include the White-Faced Heron, Channel-Billed Cuckoo and an Eastern Forest Kingfisher.

by Oliver Stokes Hughes