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K E A S 

If you have never been to New Zealand and haven't met a Kea before then my words here won't quite do them justice. Innately curious, kea are the wolds only alpine parrot. They are attracted to people whereever they enter it's mountain domain and are a great feature at South Island ski fields and mountain huts, often caught stealing food, tearing rubber off vehicles or posinging for photographs. 

The Kea is my favourite bird. Their cheeky, naughty attitudes are quintessential to New Zealand. I aspire to spend my life having as much fun as they do. 

These are my first attempts at painting birds or wild life of any kind. A good challenge for me, I hope in future to work towards a collection of these fun natured icons of New Zealand and give back to the Kea Conservation Trust to try ensure these guys stick around!