Water colour artist based in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.
100 Artworks for a Koala entry: Title: ‘Ellie ’
Size: 30cm x 42cm (A3) | Medium: watercolour on arches 300gsm
“During the smoke filled days of the 2019 bush fires that raged across so many parts of Australia, like many artists, I painted koalas as a tribute to all the wildlife killed and injured. The tragic loss of a great number of these gentle creatures is yet another reminder of how fragile our native species are; in particular the koala which desperately needs to be declared an endangered species and its habitat increased and protected. The first koala painting I named “Ellie” after the out-of-control blaze that tore through the Ellenborough area on the Mid North Coast of NSW near our Port Macquarie Hinterland property. ” Tracy Hughes