The Storyteller Print

This limited edition print, from an original fine art watercolour by Chris Spiker, depicts five pink and grey galahs chatting in a tree.

"We have several galahs visiting our garden and surrounding open land. The antics they get up to when relating to one another is often humorous and appears to be playful. But they also squabble and peck at one another in order to protect their space on a branch or to be near a mate, or so it seems. While they are also known in Western Australia  as pink and greys, their colouring does vary with soft pinks through to deep or strong pink - particularly around the face - but not always. There is also often a dusky grey “wash” over the feathers on the abdomen. And even under the wings, there are some grey feathers tinged with pink.

This painting was designed to illustrate that fun behaviour of galahs and while setting out the sketches it came to me that one bird was perched as if telling a story to the others. Thus the title of the painting."

Origin: Made in Western Australia

Materials: Printed on the finest quality 300gsm Hahnemuhle Rag Paper. The estimated colour fastness lifespan of the inks is in excess of 200 years.

Dimensions: H 70cm x W 50cm (image size H 64cm x W 54cm plus a 3cm border)

Note: Each print is limited to 200 and is signed by the artist, titled and numbered. Print only - frame not included.

Packaging: Print is rolled in a mailing tube for safe postage