Baby Bird Drypoint This image celebrates the care and effort that birds take in making a nest for their eggs and baby birds. The intricate weaving of twigs and softness to make a safe and cosy nest is an example for us in our own homemaking endeavours.
Koala Drypoint Koalas in eastern Australia are being classified as vulnerable and added to the threatened species list.
Toots Maloot Linocut It is said that you should make work about what you love. Well, I love my Toots Maloot, she makes me smile and I enjoy portraying her through my practice. http://sharronokines.weebly.com
He took to the air Screenprint He took to the air, clearing the gloom filled skies, and scattering beauty from his wings.
Ursus maritimus Moku Hanga, multiple woodblock printed with watercolour & gouache onto Japanese Hosho paper Unequaled in physical power, stealthy hunters, a carnivorous marine mammal which is at ease both at sea and on land. Solitary, steeped in folkloric tales, with attributed characteristics of playfulness, curiosity, wisdom and especially danger. Now considered vulnerable as current trends in climate change predict extinction. www.rosannajurisevic.com
Head Start Drypoint I grew up in suburbia where most houses had a domestic pet. In todays high rise 'hoods' dogs and cats are rarely seen. I am exploring dry point techniques and the tools I can use to make my marks
We want to break free.... Foam print I feel sorry for birds trapped in cages! www.jennykapteijn.nl
Long Necked Birds Wood block print Long necked birds are particularly fascinating as they have such expressive faces and sometimes they are quite aggressive. In the Daintree Rainforest I heard a Cassowary and I was petrified. www.leighawhite.com
Willie Wagtail Drypoint Willy Wagtails have always been present in my life - observing my daily routine, in an almost guardian like fashion. They are a beautiful, happy bird that always brightens my day.
Blue Wren Drypoint This sweet little bird flutters about in our garden with his females, paying special attention to his reflections in our windows.
Wombat Intaglio When I saw this wombat in my sister’s garden I had no idea what a mess one gorgeous bundle of fluff could make. He tried to dig his way out and eventually my sister had to make a permanent tunnel for him under the fence.
Oiseau Intaglio Oiseau was a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo I knew years ago. He was a clever bird who could count and say his name and he was given free reign of the house
So what’ll we do today Collagraph
Wofbat Acrylic and Enamel screen print with Mica flocking This print carries on a series of mythological animals and deity symbology from a number of cultures including but not limited to Egyptian, Mayan, Celtic, Incan, Chinese, and Syrian. I often print a very Pop Art pattern in the background in bright color to modernize and re-contextualize the imagery. Many of these are on glass, Acrylic and are installations. This piece is a nice, fun, little diversion from those works.
Who Me! Intaglio "Nature never did betray the heart that loved her." William Wordsworth
Shell & Sand I Waterless lithograph Walk along the beach with a shell in your pocket...and sand between your toes
Shell & Sand II Waterless lithograph Walk along the beach with a shell in your pocket...and sand between your toes
Found on the Shore Intaglio “Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, In the secret of the shell, self preserving we may dwell. ” Muhammad Iqbal www.annieday.com.au
Gossamer Wings Intaglio "Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." Hans Christian Andersen www.annieday.com.au
Nocturne Waterless Lithograph A poem is a window that gives one's inner life back to the wider, wilder, wiser world, and the outside world back to your heart. This poem, "Nocturne"—in which a frog splays itself across a window pane at night, while rain falls outside. This image is the poet's own inadequate ekphrastic response to his original poetic response: to the sleeping night and the frog's burgled lullaby, and to the children who reign in one man's wakeful heart.
Little Majestic Relief Print/offset The motif of the deer, for me, represents the idea of how vulnerable and precarious is the life of a lone animal in this world.
Tristis Inter Vade Drypoint with selective wiping scanned into PS and minimally modified All cultures feel a 'connection' with animals - they are part of what makes this planet so beautiful. However did you know that a magnificent mammal such as the polar bear has decreased in population by over 30 percent during this past 45 years. We HAVE to change our ways.......... http://www.ainescannell.com
Powerful Owl Drypoint A magnificent bird, the largest owl found in Australia, is now listed as a threatened species.
Christmas Beetle Drypoint and screenprint Having been a printmaker for many years (I am now 71) I also have been an active member of a local conservation group. I have been awarded several prizes for my work, including pastel, acrylic, etchings, monoprints, lino and woodcut prints.
Feed Me Ti Lithograph Being raised on a farm caring for animals. I learned the cycle of life. My work sparks laughter in a Death World. www.prestonbradleyartist.tumblr.com
Devil Danger Drypoint While Tassie Devils are not the prettiest of critters - they are full of energy and character. Sadly an incurable form of cancer is slowly wiping the species out. The ephemeral qualities of drypoint etching relate to the plight of the devil.
Wombat with Willie Wagtail Wombats are an iconic Australian marsupial. Some species are critically endangered. I was happy to be involved with this project to help protect the beautiful animals in the world. I am relatively new to printmaking and I love the excitement of seeing how a print will look.
Double Dash Barred Finches Double-Barred Finches are small birds found in shrub land and grassland of the Northern Territory and Eastern Australia. My background is in Natural History Illustration and I enjoyed using printmaking techniques to explore this subject.
Fat Water Baby Hippo Intaglio I can't imagine visiting the African wetlands without the sight and snorty sounds of the hippo. Baby hippos paddling in the water just make me want to smile. So fat, so cute, yet quite graceful at the same time. www.chaw1.photobiz.com
Mother Love Collagraph I was recently fortunate to witness a large herd of giraffes, including females with their calves, ambling across the savannahs of Kenya. These tall and majestic creatures with their quizzical gazes, completely captivated me.
Cheetah's Stare Intaglio This image was inspired by 'cheetah with attitude' that I had photographed in the Masai Mara, big cat country. This cheetah was known locally as one of the ugly boys. He had the mange and powerful stare. www.chaw1.photobiz.com
Plumage Linocut on rusted paper All sentient creatures, regardless of their perceived beauty or value, deserve our respect and protection.
The Vultch Reduction Linocut My Long-Billed Corella has been with me since childhood. An elderly couple who could no longer keep her, gave her to me in 1968. They are now a protected species. My Husband gave her the 'Vulture' or 'The Vultch' nick name. If she could talk, the stories she could tell! I hope my print has done her justice, she is a fine old lady!
Marine worm, Giclee
"Keri" Waterless Lithograph This is Keri my faithful friend, he is gone now but still lives in my heart. www.buffalolodge.co.nz
Octopussy Intaglio, digitally enhanced, Giclee print
American Bison and Calf Reductive Screenprint Before 1870, the North American Bison was so plentiful it was reported that you couldn't even see the landscape through its massive herds. By 1890 the bison was pushed to near extinction by hunting. Today, the bison's existence status is categorized by the IUCN's Red List as near threatened which is symbolized by green dots. It should be noted that the North American Bison is completely conservation dependent. http://faculty.mwsu.edu/art/
Frog Reduction Linocut Comical, cute and sometimes amazingly colourful, these wonderful little creatures are the barometers of the health of our environment. I love having them in my garden.
Faithful Friend Intaglio Flossy brought so much to the life of my late mother-in-law, Madge, in her final years that were restricted through dementia. Their lives were so woven together that the one is a remembrance of the other.
Fly To Engraving on a recycled CD Just as an oyster's natural reaction is to protect itself and cover an irritant with nacre, art for me is a natural part of my life: an oyster produces a pearl; I draw, print and paint.
Speckled Wood Butterfly Reduction Linocut The Speckled Wood butterfly chooses areas to inhabit where the sunlight breaks through the trees. They look out for females to mate with or male intruders who they attack and chase away. You might see them spiralling up into the treetops, clashing wings with each other in battle.
Dingo Watch Digital - Giclee print I love art and animals… put them together and my heart sings! These creations evolve and carry through their own characteristics which I respect in their own right. May we always have them in our world. www.mjmartistry.com.au
Butterfly Symphony Part II Linocut Relief "All over the world the gossamer beauty of the butterfly, its winged nature and breathtaking release from a pupa cocoon have symbolized the soul reborn out of chrysalis like containment." (Book of Symbols by Ronnberg and Martin) Butterfly Symphony Part II expresses the universal dance the butterfly offers seasonally.
Possum Three color Serigraph I selected the possum, a true scavenger. Where I grew up on a coastal bayou, there were plenty of 'possums' eager to eat any left over scraps of food with their gnarly teeth!
Mandrill Silk Screen I try to find images or compositions that compel the viewer to take a second glance.
Bee Hive Multiple woodblock We had a natural bee hive in a dead tree in our garden. Unfortunately the tree came down and the bees moved on.
Tide's Out II Waterless Lithograph On our local beach I saw this happy dog ambling along enjoying herself in the disappearing tide. I just had to draw her. She represented for me, the treasure dogs give our lives - trust, open heartedness, loyalty, enthusiasm and true unconditional love. Long may the magical bond be between us all.
Pied Butcherbird Reduction Linocut print This bird met me half way up Mt Bruce, near Tom Price, in the Pilbara Region of Australia. It escorted me all the way to the top where we met its mate and enjoyed spectacular views
Blue Anteater Collagraph Nature's the best storyteller, inspiring my art, stoking my imagination with wondrous endurance, colour, and inter-connectedness of life. My art reflects light, forms, moods and sometimes the dangers posed to the environment. Http://BonnieSamuelPrintmaker
(after) Suzanne Valadon Lino Print This print is from a series -A Taxonomy of (Art) Cats - cats taken from Art History and classifies into groups - sitting, standing, sleeping etcetera in larger prints. Small prints of individual cats are generally hybrids, combining two sources. Http://wordandimage-pennypeckham.blogspot.com.au
Lynx Etching with hand colouring This is a Eurasian Lynx. I saw her at my local zoo. Her living space was small. She was climbing up the side of the cage. She was throwing back her head. She was distressed. The landscape represents the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe, her natural habitat.
Piggy Reduction Lino Print As children we grow up surrounded by inanimate animals. Piggy Banks are a fun part of childhood but pigs, who are lovely intelligent animals, are often treated badly by humans.
Knit One, Purl One Reduction Lino Print Stuffed animal toys are a big part of childhood, especially bears. My mother knitted this Panda Bear for me when I was born. Bears are tortured in parts of Asia for their bile.
Thylacine Etching, Aquatint and Chine colle Sex is a dirty word. Our bodies are viewed, used, abused and discarded. We fee constant shame. We are told we need to hide. I say we need to celebrate. I say we need to become the animals we were meant to be. www.ashleyshaul.com
Untitled Linocut Rozemarijn Oudejans is a graphic designer and printmaker from The Netherlands. Her relief and intaglio prints are inspired by nature and her daily environment. www.printster.nl
New Dawn Linocut printed in relief I am a printmaker based in Cambridgeshire, UK. Inspired by nature and the natural world I work mainly with lino and collagraph creating images in relief and intaglio. For Animalia I have created an image of a cockerel waking to a new dawn.
Unracial Lino print The universe we exist in, is one huge complicated system, from the miniscule nano-beings, to the living, breathing entity that is a planet. Animals are integral to that system. We are all cells of beings riding on stars.
All ears boss Lino print The universe we exist in, is one huge complicated system, from the miniscule nano-beings, to the living, breathing entity that is a planet. Animals are integral to that system. We are all cells of beings riding on stars.
Did I hear dinner Etching Eyes speak louder than words … the sad look on a dogs face, when they watch you eat … so much they wanna say to you. www.petrapinn.net
The Treasure Hand coloured etching Every egg is a little miracle, waiting for the birth of new life. A true treasure of nature. www.lauriemckern.com.au
Maggie in a mist Waterless lithograph The magpie is a territorial bird with an attitude of its own. I often see them from my study window including on a misty morning LORNA RYAN-BURDON Australia
Beginnings Waterless Lithograph I am a painter and printmaker living on the south coast of NSW. My artwork has always been informed by the world around me; from the minute intricacies of the wildlife and plants I share my life with, to the majestic landscapes which surround my home. A newly built birds nest, nature's meticulous handiwork, heralds the beginning of new life, a reassurance of nature's perseverance.
Motherhood Waterless Lithograph We are all touched by Motherhood, it surrounds us all in one form or another.
Superb Blue Wren Linocut, chine colle and hand colouring Superb Blue Wren celebrates the beauty and fragility of our Australian bird life; including the delight of bird song
After Dawkins Relief Print and Letterpress My recent work has all had to do with the intersection of the natural world and the human one, recognizing that there is an animal self in us all. In this piece fishing motifs and a quote from Richard Dawkins merge to make us remember we too are kingdom Animalia.
Guinea Gossip Etching Inspired by the curious, comical and hard working guinea fowl on a friends organic olive oil farm.
Game-Spotting Hand printed relief using a collagraph plate I want my work to reflect the joy I have in life, and to engage my audience. This work incorporates some of the wonderful creatures I have seen and sat watching on holidays, safaris, places I have lived, hikes I have enjoyed, etc. How many can you identify?
Cocky Rascal Giclee print of original gouache painting I love art and animals … put them together in print and my heart sings! I find many similarities with our precious animals and artists printed creations. They evolve and carry through their own characteristics which I respect in their own right. May we always have them in our world. www.mjmartistry.com.au
Heartbreaker Giclee print This little dog Ruby is an 8 year old toy poodle X mini fox terrier. My partners 2nd love, she is highly intelligent with love in her eyes and will lick you to death. And that applies to Ruby as well.
Fish Head Waterless lithograph, collagraph and linoprint Much of my inspiration is drawn from nature and so the theme 'Animalia' was a tempting subject to work with. Fish are all around us in our waterways. Using waterless lithography and collagraphy allowed me to create the fish's fluid environment in which I placed 'Fish Head'.
LAW Intaglio This image is inspired by the Laws put in place to protect sea turtles. Did you know there's a fine of up to $20,000 for touching a sea turtle? I didn't , so I took this image faded the background making the turtle stand out to represent these laws.
Hanging Out to Dry Reduction linoprint In depicting the Darter bird I've tried to suggest both its grace and its strength. The choice of lino was a deliberate one as I wanted to create a bold impression of this striking water bird hanging its wings out to dry.
M. DouDou à Ramerupt. Fr Dry point and waterless lithograph Monsieur DouDou walked into Sally's life one day in Paris when she left her door open and decided to stay. He now resides with her in the country. He is a cat with charisma and a lot of attitude.
Possums Lino print There is a mother and baby possum that passes through our yard. They run over our shed and down across our wood pile. Searching for food every other night.
Billy Bayou Lino print Billy Bayou was an ex-show cat and was a lovely part of our family
Ele Parade Linocut I am a scientist by profession, I am very new to printmaking. Born in Sri-Lanka now calling Australia home, I am trying to bring back my childhood memories of the "Kandy Perehara" a festivity where lots of eles parade in beautiful costumes, like gentle giants
www.artengine.ca/pdurr Red Eyed Snake Relief Print My artistic practice has always focused on the cyclic aspects of growth, extinction and renewal - Symbolic of our own personal experiences of existence. My inspiration comes from the worlds around me, the social, the natural, and the urban-industrial environment. The artworks are concerned with these worlds which surround us.
www.youtube.com/legendkillerbabe Lizard at Australia Zoo Hand coloured drypoint I am currently studying an Advanced Diploma of Fine Art at TAFE. My major is printmaking and my preferred process in printmaking is drypoint etching.
www.ingewright.com Black Widow, Intaglio Insects living today have evolved millions of years ago with hardly any change (one only needs to look at amber encased flies and bees) Some scientists predict that long after we are gone, insects will inherit the earth.
www.ingewright.com Flybys, Collagraph Insects living today have evolved millions of years ago with hardly any change (one only needs to look at amber encased flies and bees) Some scientists predict that long after we are gone, insects will inherit the earth.
Laughing Boy Intaglio Australian Kookaburras are from the Kingfisher family and are the largest Kingfisher in the world. Their name comes from their most famous feature the loud, boisterous "laugh", which you often hear in the bush at sunrise and sunset.
Bee Intaglio with stencilling I work in a studio in my garden and take my inspiration from the small creatures around me. Without the hard work of the humble bee the world would starve
“Fallen Warrior” Waterless Lithograph Crosses slashed on his face Symbolic of the sword that he must endure Before he falls In a death neither glorious nor in vain. www.madparrotstudio.com.au
‘Sardines ‘ Individual fish intaglio plates hand coloured My art consists of fish and marine themes infused with the richness of costal environments, natural flora and fauna. My work has evolved through a lifetime of drawing and living by the sea.
KAITLYN RADER USA ‘to be wise ‘ lithograph with crayon As a child every evening the wise old owl peered in through darkness. I was left captivated by the beauty and mystery of this creature aspiring to one day be as wise as the old owl.
‘Wolf II ‘ Intaglio In my art I aim to create a sense of magic and mystery. These are the qualities that make life bearable, but they are scarce in ordinary existence; hence I prefer fantasy and the life of dreams over daily life, and pour a yearning for magic into my work.
Hiding Intaglio Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) is a parrot native to eastern and south eastern Australia. Families of these wonderful birds come to visit our garden to pick the flowers of the camellias and dig around in our lawn.
Tukik Linocut stamp collage with pinprick detail Inspired by the return of breeding green sea turtles to Sanur Beach Bali in 2012 after a long absence. Tukik is Indonesian for baby turtle. I was immediately taken and drawn to them every day in the nursery and could watch them for hours.
www.elizabethburton.com.au Flower Beetle II Collagraph The sight of the 'Christmas' beetles arriving when the weather warms up, reminds me of happy childhood memories of collecting these gorgeous luminescent creatures with bodies that sparkle and shine.
www.elizabethburton.com.au Christmas Beetle II Collagraph The sight of the 'Christmas' beetles arriving when the weather warms up, reminds me of happy childhood memories of collecting these gorgeous luminescent creatures with bodies that sparkle and shine.
Photos of the exhibition at the Milk Factory, Bowral