Aureus (Original Painting)

Aureus (Original Painting)

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Canvas Size
19.7inch x 1.8inch x 19.7inch (H*L*W)
50cm x 4.5cm x 50cm (H*L*W)
Framed Size
20.9inch x 2.2inch x 20.9inch (H*LW) 3.7lbs (including Tasmanian Oak frame)
53cm x 5.5cm x 53cm (H*L*W) 1.7kgs (including Tasmanian Oak frame)

Acrylic, impasto and oil pastel on canvas

Contemporary Figurative, Wildlife

Aureus was named by Thelma Ann Ellis because it's the Latin word for "orange".

In a groundbreaking work of contemporary art Gillie and Marc are giving us a rare glimpse into what extinction looks like. With a close up of Australia’s most threatened bird and one of the world’s rarest parrots, the orange-bellied parrot, this unique form of conservation lets us see the last 50 wild individuals left on the planet with a beautiful close up.

“It can be difficult to imagine what extinction looks like so we wanted to create a work that would help the public visually understand what this means,” explains Gillie.

With 50 stunning paintings, the artists have captured the dwindling numbers of this endangered parrot in a series that can all fit on one wall. It is a sobering exhibit to help bring understanding to this important issue and inspire conservation.

Artwork Features
The iconic style of Gillie and Marc’s Thick Texture Paintings provide the tangible dimensions of a sculpture with the convenient spatial simplicity of a painting. Multiple layers of impasto are mixed with the paint. With each piece, Gillie and Marc are sharing a part of their unique experience through choppy brushstrokes and captivating visuals that create a harmonious image that is more than just a painting. 

Care Instructions
It is important to keep your painting out of direct sunlight and not to lean anything against the surface of the canvas. If it gets dusty, it can be cleaned with a soft dry cloth.