If Bush Stone-curlews are nearby you may hear their eerie, high-pitched wailing at night. This ghost-like call is their contact call, and may be given by several birds in a chorus. Rendered as weer-lo, it is repeated four or five times, sometimes culminating in a trilled, screeching crescendo. It is sometimes also heard during the day, when stone-curlews are usually inactive, standing quietly in the shade with their eyes half-closed, or squatting on the ground where their cryptic plumage makes them difficult to see among the leaf litter.
For all my Mates local & visitors to the Atherton Tablelands. Please drop in to ( Memories n More ) @ 72 Main St .Atherton across the road from the Court House, a free tote bag featuring My Art Work, with every purchase while stocks last . I am very pleased to have my Art Reproductions for sale in this great shop, you will be surprised what treasures you will find. The Strange old artist will be lurking there from time to time .
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The following is a new article on Owen Pointon that appeared at Birb Observer on 17 November 2018
Owen Pointon’s art (FB) (IG) showcases Australia’s amazing Atherton Tableland, a fertile plateau in Queensland’s Great Dividing Range. The Tableland includes rain forest, savannah, and wetlands and so furnishes welcoming habitats to a huge array of species. While this article primarily features his avian pieces, Owen produces an abundance of other wildlife pieces.
Self-taught, this painter in acrylic exemplifies traditional Australian style accented by a unique fullness and vitality centered in the careful crafting of colour and form. Having now produced a certain corpus of work, Owen finds his work gains increasing recognition. In August 2017, his work became available internationally through www.buyartnow.com. Fortunately, Owen makes reproductions available in a variety of tasteful forms that allows art aficionados to integrate the beauty of nature into their daily lives. Sales of Mr. Pointon’s work benefit Queensland’s Durong Dingo Sanctuary.
Raised in farming country, Owen remembers “playing in the bush, catching yabbies in the creek that ran through our patch of bush,” and particularly the “smell of gum trees, the leaves that are twisted, the bark and twisted branches.” The Australian bush filled Owen’s soul with the redolence of life, from the magnificence of the landscape to the entrancing character of its wildlife. By the age of ten, Owen was memorializing nature scenes in drawings.
Owen’s family contributed genes unique to artistic talent, and the surrounding culture well-cultivated that aspect of character. Owen understands his own artistic development as the combined influences of culture and genes: while anyone can learn to draw, the ability to match and manipulate colors to previously unseen objects — the stuff of commissions — comes as a hereditary gift, he believes.
Well known local artist Owen Pointon recently joined the premier online Art resource website www.BuyArtNow.com.au
meaning that Owen’s artwork will now be available to buyers from all over the world. For the
past twenty years I have painted pictures of wildlife and country scenes in my local area. I am incredibly excited to
think that people all over the world will now be able to find and purchase their favourite ones, Owen said. I work
mostly in acrylics and my works have sold through galleries, exhibitions and displays, but having my aartwork on
BuyArtNow.com.au is an opportunity to reach a much larger audience and share my vision with them. Owen’s link to
the new Web Page is as follows . http://buyartnow.com.au/owen-pointon
Here is the latest painting by Owen Pointon titled “Birds of Paradise”. Watch for the online store coming soon!
Paintings and Prints may be purchased from Owen’s Representatives:
Please enjoy more work by Owen Pointon in his Paintings Gallery.