The black and white magpie is widely considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world and one of only a few non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test.

Watercolour on Yupo Paper






Central Coast Watercolour Society


Central Coast Watercolour Society Easter Showcase Exhibition

I felt honoured when I was asked be the Featured Artist at the Central Coast Watercolour Society Easter Exhibition to be held at the Gosford Regional Gallery from 29 March to 11 April 2018.

Magpie Query


Watercolour on Yupo Paper

Magpies are common in my garden. One of Australia’s most highly regarded songbirds, the Australian magpie has a wide variety of calls, many of which are complex. I love their whimsical faces and love to hear their singing.

Bar-Shouldered Dove

Bar-Shouldered Dove Pen Drawing by Lorraine Best

The Bar-Shouldered Dove is a medium sized pigeon.

It is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

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