21 cm x 29 cm
Acrylic paint & inks
The Secretary Bird, such an extraordinary looking creature with the most beautiful and soulful eyes but it can kill snakes with it's feet which is amazing! I've seen them at the Hawk Conservancy in Andover and they're such characters, so sad to realise they are now endangered. A quick sketch really, to convey its quirkiness.
Julie enjoys combining her love of colour with her love of animals, a perfect mix! She usually paints in acrylic, starting with the eyes as she feels the personality of the animal coming out when they look at her! Most of her paintings are brightly coloured and a bit quirky.