Kristy-Ann Duffy is our featured artist for the months of October and November 2022
Kristy-Ann is an Australian artist with a passion for birds. More than just capturing a likeness of birds, Kristy-Ann wants to share some of those special moments she has spent watching birds through her art.
She endeavours to portray their unusual and fascinating behaviours, the beautiful places they live, and the funny things they do.
Like black swans ripping green weed from the bottom of a river, pelicans preening and leaving a trail of soft feathers in the water, or grey fantails fan dancing amongst the trees.
Kristy-Ann enjoys developing art that is both true to the subject and her own interpretation of the mood to produce unique and vibrant works.
Kristy-Ann Duffy is our Artist of the Month for the months of October and November.
“Butcher Shop Window”
I spotted this grey butcherbird on the walk from Coolum Beach to Point Arkwright. We often notice butcherbirds when they are singing, usually atop a high tree or pole to best project their admirable vocal aerobatics. However, in this case, a small break in the thick bush gave me a window into the more secret world of the butcherbird – in his role as the stealth hunter. He was also browsing through a window, selecting a desirable cut of meat for dinner, some lizard tail, rump of rodent, or perhaps a caterpillar sausage. What do you fancy tonight?
“The Lunchtime Whistle”
The inspiration for this painting happened on the top of Mt. Ninderry. My tummy was grumbling, it was about time to head down the mountain and find some lunch, and just in that moment I spotted this little guy (a stunning Golden Whistler). Looks like he had already found his lunch.
The Cheek of It” (White-Cheeked Honeyeater)
A great place to see these cheeky little birds is the Ocean Beach Walk in the Peregian Section of the Noosa National Park. They look stunning atop the swamp banksia flowers on which they love to feed, but don’t blink or you’ll miss it, they are very fast. Cheeky little fellows, often posing beautifully, but only for a few seconds, then leaving in a flash of yellow, black and white.