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Wide-eyed, innocent and vulnerable –they have no voice except for the language they speak with their eyes. Owl monkeys are losing their forest habitat and numbers are declining due to the human footprint. New scientific research proves that protecting forests –even small fragments – is vital to the species' survival.

The original artwork was created using scratchboard. Scratchboard Art is like drawing with a knife. The board consists of a base layer of Masonite covered by a layer of white clay, then topped with a final layer of black ink. Sharp knives such as an "x-acto" are used to scrape away the black ink to reveal the white clay underneath.

I love working on scratchboard as it enables me to capture the realism and depth of my animal subjects on a level even greater than any other medium I have tried. It's great for creating realistic fur texture and for the contrast of light and shadow as well as achieving subtle tones.

Original in private collection. This piece was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize at the South Australian museum.

Nocturnal Treasure was selected for the virtual exhibit and companion hard cover coffee table book for the Art of Conservation- An International Exhibit of Nature in Art in conjunction with AFC annual festival in Vancouver, Canada.

For your convenience custom prints are available. Please contact me through "commission an art work" above with your preferred dimensions.

PLEASE NOTE: As this is a limited edition print, the printing process takes time because my printer pays attention to every detail to make sure each print is perfect for my collectors. Estimated time of delivery can take up to one week since time of purchase. Thank you for your patience.

All personally signed and numbered editions come with a certificate of authenticity and have a 3cm white border.

Orignal artwork in private collection.


Limited edition giclee print on 310gsm Elegance Velvet 100% Cotton Vellum

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