Pied Oyster Catchers at Cloudy Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania
'Birds of Tasmania' Fine Art Print
Artwork by Sylvie Gerozisis
Pigment ink print on 100% Cotton Rag archival paper
Open Edition Print
30 x 24cm
To suit 11 x 14" Frame
These particular birds were seen at Cloudy Bay, which is at the very south of Bruny Island. Although the Pied Oyster Catchers mainly occur in pairs, at certain times of the year during Winter, they may be seen around Cape Queen Elizabeth on Bruny Island, in huge flocks numbering in the hundreds.
It is often overcast at Cloudy Bay, and the beach itself pretty much faces the Antarctic. There is a lovely National Park Camping ground there, but to get to it, you have to drive along the back of the beach. This is not always possible, because the beach has two small creeks flowing across it, and when they are in flood, you can’t get to the camp ground.
The pattern at the bottom of this painting symbolically represents those little creeks.
Sylvie Gerozisis is a Tasmanian Botanical Artist, whose work also extends to Tasmanian wildlife subjects and landscapes.
She studied Fine Arts at Sydney University and Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, and has taught Visual Art as well as Design and Technology.
Sylvie works almost exclusively in watercolour, and her artwork often incorporates distinctive elements of pattern and design, which relate strongly to the particular subject.
She has exhibited widely over the years and her artwork is held in private collections throughout Australia.
The artwork is printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper. All prints have been personally checked and hand signed by the artist.