This painting shows five different species of birds that I saw in a fig tree while out walking at dawn in the Makasutu forest in The Gambia, West Africa. There’s a pearl-spotted owlet, an African golden oriole, a violet turaco, a green pigeon and an Abyssinian roller. It was magic to see such variety and beauty hopping about the branches so close to each other and to me!
Who is the real beast in this picture? This is a painting about power, territory, tigers and people's greed and stupidity. It won't be too long until there are no more tigers living wild and free.
An original painting, acrylic on paper, 30cm x30cm, framed but unglazed. Price includes shipping to UK addresses.