Haddon printmaker Vida Pearson has been featured in a sell-out Australian Geographic Art Calendar for 2017.
The hand-coloured lino cut Yellow Tailed Blacks was “an obvious combination” to represent the Grampians, Pearson said.
Pearson is a two-time Wildlife Artist of the Year and has depicted Australian flora and fauna for over 25 years.
“Bird watching is a passion,” Pearson, for whom the yellow tailed black cockatoo is a frequent backyard visitor, said.
“They’re a local bird so I relate to them pretty well and I know their habits pretty well, they’re quite a beautiful bird that hangs around in big flocks.”
Proceeds from a thousand of the calendars have been donated to the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia (WAMA).
Funds raised will go towards the constriction of a wildlife art museum at Gariwerd in the Northern Grampians.
Once completed, the WAMA museum will be Australia’s only dedicated wildlife art museum.
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