Artist's description:

This painting has been taking shape in my mind for quite a long time. Whilst researching monogamous animals and birds for a series of illustrations I learnt some fascinating things about Flamingos, I hadn't really given them much thought before, they were just pink, pretty and fragile looking. They are so much more than that though....
As well as being monogamous, mating for life, they are also great examples of sexual equality with both sexes involved in choosing nesting grounds, incubating their eggs and bringing up their chicks. In fact both parents produce a milk like substance called "crop milk" which they feed to their young. They are also pretty bomb proof according to one expert, their fragility is deceptive; they have no known predators and do not appear to be susceptible to diseases and pests.
I stored this information up and then, when I came across this great Charles Atlas advert in a 1963 copy of a Parade magazine I knew I had my painting. I love the juxtaposition of the old fashioned, sexist 1960's ad against this beautiful, caring, equal minded bird... Which one would girls really prefer? !!!

I have used a handmade linen board measuring 30cm x 40cm as my painting ground and the flamingo is painted in artist's acrylics. The painting is signed on the front and professionally framed in a beautiful contemporary black stained wooden frame.
As this is framed with glass then unfortunately I can only offer delivery to the UK

Materials used:

Natural linen panel, magazine page, acrylic paints and medium

Girls Prefer... (2017)

$489.50

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This artwork is sold by Jane Wilson from United Kingdom

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