Koala and Joey – Mother and Child Print


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Being a mother myself I wanted to capture the relationship I have with my children. Why not do that using animals as a subject matter 🙂 This print captures the essence of the Koala mother and child relationship this time, from a different angle. This photo shows how tightly baby Phantom is holding onto his mother Lizzy.

I want to go into some more detail because the story behind this print is what drove me to paint it. Lizzy, and her son Phantom are from Brisband, Australia. Lizzy and Phantom were hit by a car. Luckily Phantom sustained no injuries although Lizzy had a punctured lung and facial fractures. Australia Zoo and the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors took Lizzy and Phantom in to be checked and to perform surgery.

Phantom refused to be separated from his mother, and clung to her tightly whenever they tried to remove him. This moved me in a way that a lot of people will understand. So I decided I wanted to help Australia Zoo and the Wildlife Warriors. The best way for me to do this, is for me to paint the portrait of Lizzy and Phantom and then to donate 10% of each print sale to Australia Zoo. Let’s get behind the amazing work they do!


The paintings have been further transformed into a Fine Art Giclée Print for you to admire and keep forever. Although this was a super enjoyable task for me, I spent countless hours making study paintings. I was then able to begin working on the final painting. This gorgeous print is the result of all that hard work.


I understand that affordability is an important factor when choosing art for your home. Because I believe that all homes should be filled with art, I decided to make my range affordable for you to enjoy. The cardstock prints are printed, from my original painting, onto a beautiful smooth matt 310gsm paper and are truly a sight. Each Koala Mother and child print will be embossed with my signature.


If you would like the more luscious feel of a fine art print, and choose this option, each Koala Mother and child will be Giclée print of the original artwork. Printed at 5″ x 7″, A4, A3 or A2 size using water based ink on Arches Aquarelle 310gsm acid free watercolour paper. This allows for the beautiful textured feeling about the original, in the print. Each Koala Mother and child print will be embossed with my signature.


Prints will be shipped unframed and will be sent flat, in a plastic sleeve, via registered Australia Post (postage times vary according to Australia Post). I will update you with a tracking number once your order has been sent.

They also fit into the IKEA RIBBA frame series or any 5″ x 7″, A4, A3 or A2 frame you can find.

Please treat your print with love and care as it is very delicate therefore it is important to ensure that water does not come into contact with it. Water will activate the paint, which in turn will run.


If you like the Koala mother and child series fine art giclée print you may also be interested in my lion, my giraffe, my elephant, or my gorilla, or my fox mother and child series prints which are also available. But, keep your eyes peeled because there will be other animals in the set that you will also be able to purchase. In the meantime, head over to my shop and have a look at some of my other products 🙂

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5×7 Fine Art, 5×7 Cardstock, A5 Fine Art, A5 Cardstock, A4 Fine Art, A4 Cardstock, A3 Fine Art, A3 Cardstock, A2 Fine Art, A2 Cardstock


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