Tasmanian Magpies overlooking Bruny Island, Tasmania
'Birds of Tasmania' Fine Art Print
Artwork by Sylvie Gerozisis
Pigment ink print on 100% Cotton Rag archival paper
30 x 24cm
To suit 11x14" Frame
The Tasmanian Magpie depicted in this artwork is a smaller, white-backed sub species of the Australian Magpie, and may be found on both King and Flinders Islands as well as in mainland Tasmania.
In autumn, this particular adult and juvenile often come to sit and warble on the fence railing of our paddock, against the backdrop of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
The carolling or warbling of magpies is regarded as one of the most beautiful of birdsongs; so much so that as a result, one of the magpie’s common names (now fallen somewhat out of use) is The Flute Bird.
It is also an excellent mimic; imitating approximately 30 or more native and introduced species of bird, as well as human speech.
Magpies are inquisitive by nature and are regarded as highly intelligent and complex birds.
Young magpies have lovely scalloped back feathers and often display play behaviour either amongst themselves or with the adults.
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.