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Blue Darner attacking Clouded Sulphur (Aeshna canadensis / Colius philodice) This image is being offered in a limited edition of 450 Lithographic prints. The overall paper size measures 25.5 by 27.5 inches and includes 2 inch margin for framing. Printed on archival quality 100% acid-free rag paper, each Print comes with a printer attested Certificate of Authenticity.
$95
Canadian.

Also available as hasti-notes or Christmas cards. Contact the artist for details.   
The Predator

Dragonflies are well equipped for a predatory life. Powerful wings drive them through the air; huge compound eyes track their prey; spiny legs form a basket to trap their prey in mid-air. This Blue Darner snatched a Sulphur butterfly in mid-air and took it to a nearby branch to dismember and eat it. Drawn accurately through a stereo microscope from a pinned specimen. Several live specimens were captured and used for accurate colour replication and then released. The compound eyes lose all colour and depth once the dragonfly has expired and even the abdomen loses its brilliance and appears drab.


Published from a watercolour painting and issued as a Limited Edition of 350 full-colour lithographic reproductions. Printed on archival quality 100% acid-free rag paper. Signed and numbered by the artist, print size is 20 by 24 inches
$90
Canadian.
After the storm - Short-eared Owl
(Asio flammeus)

One of Canada's best known owls often seen during daytime, though they hunt most actively early morning and late evening. They have a distinctive floppy flight. Ears and eyes are all used for locating prey. An imitation of the squeak of a mouse will often bring a hungry owl from afar. They are sometimes seen on fence posts and other projections above the snow.
Arctic Guardian

I was inspired to do this painting following a field trip from the Eureka weather station on northern Ellesmere Island, North West Territories in the high Arctic. This iceberg changed shape, colour and position from one day to the next as it drifted up and down Slidre Fiord on the Folsheim Peninsula. The Island of Axel Heiberg is visible in the background.


Published from a watercolour painting and issued as a Limited Edition of 250 full-colour lithographic reproductions. Signed and numbered by the artist, print size is 15 inches by 21 inches
$65 Canadian.
Images of Summer - Purple loosestrife
(Lythrum salicaria)

Though often referred to as public enemy number one, this hardy long-lived aggressive perennial has most the attractive inflorescence when caught in the glow of the sun. This particular plant has probably produced several million seeds since I captured it on canvas several years ago.


Published from a watercolour painting and issued as a Limited Edition of 350 full-colour lithographic reproductions. Printed on archival quality 100% acid-free rag paper. Signed and numbered by the artist, print size is 20 inches by 24 inches
$90
Canadian.



Published from a watercolour painting and issued as a Limited Edition of 375 full-colour lithographic reproductions. Printed on archival quality 100% acid-free rag paper. Signed and numbered by the artist, print size is 13.5 inches by 21.5 inches. An ample border is provided for framing.
$85
Canadian.

The Sentinel - Yellow-bellied Marmot
(Marmota flaviventris)

A lone Yellow-bellied Marmot is often seen sunning himself on a convenient rock with a good field of view to warn of approaching danger, while others in the colony are gathering food. Yellow-bellied Marmots are related to Woodchucks, though have shorter ears and claws. Similar in size they differ in colouration and habitat. They prefer the Rocky Mountain slopes of Canada and the United States, their northern range extending into Alberta and British Columbia.

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