The Gift, original painting


The Gift, features a colony of kāruhiruhi, pied shags (Phalacrocorax varius), with a pair in the foreground 'gifting a feather', A common thoughtful behaviour exhibited between mating pairs.
Schmincke Horadum gouache on Arches watercolour paper, 77cm H X 57cm W (approx), 2019.

From the group exhibition Toi Wāhine, presented by Green MP Chloe Swarbrick & held at Parliament's Bowen House which closed on March 17, 2019