Artwork Description

Oil on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

This painting of the trunk of a very large and mature paper mulberry tree in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens in South Australia shows – a tree with distinctive and impressive bark, but also flowers and heavy fruit. The paper mulberry was used by ancient Austronesians to make barkcloth – and often became the ‘canvas’ for decorated paintings, so it is fitting that this portrait is reminiscent of both Eastern and Islander art. Even many of the animals the bark patterns hint at seem to be animals that accompanied the Austronesians as they expanded from island to island in the Pacific. A very fluid, dynamic, energetic painting , reflecting the swirling bark patterns of the tree’s trunk, and painted in optimistic uplifting colours. Ready to hang.

Contact Patrick


Oil on cotton canvas

Free Shipping And Free Returns

Free and insured shipping Australia-wide. Guaranteed free returns free pick-up service within 7 days of delivery. Read more.

Worldwide Shipping

Fully insured global shipping. Free returns apply within 7 days of delivery.

See international shipping costs.

Payment Plans

Company logo for Bluethumb payment method ArtmoneyCompany logo for Bluethumb payment method Layby

Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.
Framed dimensions - 104.0(W) x 154.0(H).
Artwork dimensions - 102.0(W) x 152.0(H).

Patrick Pearson

More art by Patrick Pearson

Sea cliffs and cloudy skies on a windy day – painted in thick oil paint using a palette knifeThickly painted palette knife oil painting of the Glen Affric valley in the Scottish Highlands, showing the snow-capped mountainsTwo winter trees in the rugged Scottish Highlands, painted in thick oil paint using palette knife to apply the paintThick oil paint palette knife painting of Scottish mountain scenery with snow and ice in the water
See Portfolio
from 7,671 reviews