Candlestick Banksia – Square Canvas Print


Artist Statement

I just love the wild and wacky shapes of all the Banksia flowers and this one is no exception. Long and candle shaped they attract nectar eating birds in full bloom.

Botanical Description

This is a native of Western Australia found from Kalbarri National Park down to Cape Leeuwin and across to Fitzgerald River National Park. It is usually a tree reaching up to 10m (35ft) but can be a shrub in dryer areas. It has long narrow serrated leaves. Follicles develop and appear as bright yellow flower spikes held above the foliage from February to August. The smell of the open flowers has been likened to a peppery Shiraz wine. Seed development occurs from September to December, as these follicles swell while turning grey and woody. The flower spikes are pollinated by and provide food for a wide array of animals, including several species of honeyeater and the honey possum. It regenerates from bushfire by regrowing from its woody base. Plants may have a lifespan of 300 years.

Helen Ansell Fine Art Canvas Print – also available as a Square Paper Print.



Helen Ansell Fine Art Canvas Prints are available to purchase either stretched (gallery wrapped, ready to hang on the wall) or unstretched (with 9cm white border) ready for you to frame yourself.

  1. Small – 40 x 40cm (16″ x 16″)
  2. Medium – 60 x 60cm (24″ x 24″)
  3. Large – 90 x 90cm (36″ x 36″)

Printed in Australia.

*Please allow up to 17 days for your purchase to be posted. Beautiful art requires time to be printed, dried and stretched to get to you in ready-to-hang condition! 


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