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Coastal Banksia

Graphite pencil on archival paper. 62x102cm. Unframed original. AUD$1,975.

I found this elegant branch of Coastal Banksia on the ground while walking in the bush near my home on the far north coast of NSW Australia. A particularly beautiful specimen capped by a lovely ripe seed pod, I felt it deserved to be drawn large. Before commencing I photographed it in my studio bathed in early morning light to capture the light and shadow patterns on the curling leaves and flying saucer shaped pods.

Archival prints available in shop.