Matt Shanks: Small adventures in words and pictures

Golden wattle friends

As the morning sun rose, the warm rays kissed their cheeks gently like a loving mother waking her children on a cold Christmas morning. This day was filled with promise. The sweet scent of the eucalypt & honey breeze meandered through their branches whilst the morning Magpies carolled a familiar tune. The wattle friends would have much to talk about today.


Artwork Giclee print, unframed, signed by the artist
Paper Archival 300gsm Watercolour Hahnemuhle Etching
Size/s A5 - 210mm x 148mm
Includes Story card to mount alongside artwork
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Artist notes: I've always been in awe of botanical artists. This was my attempt to combine botanical art with character design. I wasn't sure whether to use ink for the faces so I used pencil instead which gave a softer look. I think it suits botanical art a bit better.