"Boating Party” reflects Philip’s special affinity with pelicans. A flock of these remarkable birds congregate in a quiet backwater on a sparkling clear morning. In the background a gentle tide rocks an odd assortment of old boats. Are the pelicans waiting sharp-eyed for a fishing boat to glide in with the night’s catch, poised to race the nimble silver gulls for a dropped morsel? Or are they drowsing companionable in the sun, bellies full for another day?
“ I grew up near the sea and I have wonderful memories of life around the waterfront,” say Philip. “When I was a kid I often paddled up the local creek in a canoe. I loved watching the pelicans coming in to land and hanging around the fishing boats looking for a feed.”
Philip’s subject matter reflects his abiding passion for the natural world. His meticulous brushwork brings birds and landscape vividly to life.
Giclee Edition of 450 (29 A/P & 30 REM.)- Canvas 1140 X 470 mm - AUD $740.00
- Paper 850 X 350 mm - AUD $297.00