Jerry Red Macaw
Original Painting by Margaret Petchell 2016 from the exhibition "New Work"
Acrylic on Canvas 710 x 1000mm
The birds pose proudly as if sitting for a studio portrait, puffed up, solemn and dignified
In each of the images, the soul of the bird has been captured, creating a connection with the viewer enabling us to relate to them on an emotional level. The birds have all been named, giving them a character and identity of their own.
Red Macaws live in forests and woodlands in South America. In recent years there has been a sharp decline in numbers due to habitat loss and illigal capture for the parrot trade.