” I know I said that galahs were one of my favourite birds, but the bird which is the most special to me is the spotted pardalote. Before moving to the bush I never realised that such a bird existed and it took me quite a while to actually see one, although I had been hearing their peep peeps from the tops of trees for quite a while. When, with my fancy new zoom lens I finally caught one on camera, I was instantly besotted! I love these tiny round birds with their black and white (or yellow depending on their sex) spotted beret and cloak, and the flash of red on their rump, and their cautious but curious nature, so much so I made the first one I ever painted the symbol of my creative business. I don’t paint them as often as I should because I feel I can never do them the justice they deserve, but I have paired them here with a dogwood tiny tree and matching teacup.”

– Denise Faulkner

Denise Faulkner

Teacup Bonsai Spotted Pardalotes, 2022

watercolour on handmade 100% cotton rag paper
59 x 44 cm

$1,045

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” I know I said that galahs were one of my favourite birds, but the bird which is the most special to me is the spotted pardalote. Before moving to the bush I never realised that such a bird existed and it took me quite a while to actually see one, although I had been hearing their peep peeps from the tops of trees for quite a while. When, with my fancy new zoom lens I finally caught one on camera, I was instantly besotted! I love these tiny round birds with their black and white (or yellow depending on their sex) spotted beret and cloak, and the flash of red on their rump, and their cautious but curious nature, so much so I made the first one I ever painted the symbol of my creative business. I don’t paint them as often as I should because I feel I can never do them the justice they deserve, but I have paired them here with a dogwood tiny tree and matching teacup.”

– Denise Faulkner