Helen Ansell Fine Art Print – Night Parrot is now available as a high-quality print. It uses smooth Fine Art paper and archival ink to achieve lasting and beautiful results. The print will last for over 200 years if kept under glass and away from direct sunlight. Including the white border, the print measures 40 x 40cm while the actual image measures 30 x 30cm.
About the Night Parrot
The Australian Night Parrot is one of the most elusive and mysterious birds worldwide. The parrot had no confirmed sightings between 1912 and 1979 and was thought to be extinct. Since then, bird sightings have been rare. Currently, the bird population is believed to be between 50 and 249 mature adults. Its natural habitat appears to be spinifex grass, which dominates the interior of Australia. The parrot diet is believed to consist of spinifex seeds and herbs. Evidence of the parrot has been found in the desert, which stretches south of the Bungle Bungles.
Its mostly short ‘ding ding’ whistles and a more drawn-out whistle have been recorded. This night scene provides an excellent setting for the mysterious birds.
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About the Artist
Helen Ansell is a regional Western Australian artist. Her vibrant paintings capture the spirit of native Western Australian flora and fauna. Helen grew up in Ululla, a remote Aboriginal community in central WA and has strong ties to the indigenous communities there. Helen now lives in Mulluwa, the centre of WA’s wildflower country, where she is inspired by the wild desert landscape. Her passion for supporting regional communities has seen her take part in large-scale public art projects in and around her town.
“I often get asked about the use of dots in my artwork and whether I have an Indigenous background. I grew up in an Aboriginal community which has had a huge influence on my art. I have the full support of my home community in Wiluna for my artistic pursuits as well as formal letters of support from recognised Aboriginal Elders in the Midwest. I only ever use dots in a purely decorative sense with birds and flowers and never paint Aboriginal Symbols, dreamtime stories, law business or any other symbolism.” Helen Ansell