Colours of Gouldian Finch – Square Paper Print


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Artist Statement

These are the most exquisite colourful little birds, they simply had to be painted. They are so tiny you don’t often get to see their full colours unless they are sitting still for a photograph!  

Botanical Description

Gouldian Finches are Australia’s most spectacularly coloured grass-finches, and are perhaps the most spectacularly coloured of all Australian birds. They are small, about 125-140 mm long. This is the only grass-finch that nests exclusively in tree hollows or holes in termite mounds. They are found mainly in the Kimberley, but also in Arnhem Land and in small pockets around the Gulf of Carpentaria. Their natural population has declined through a loss of habitat, diseases and viral infections while their colouring makes them susceptible to predators; but their primary threat is fire. However, because of being so colourful, viable breeding populations are held in many countries.

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




Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints are now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years. Fine Art Paper Prints available in three sizes:

  1. Small – 30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
  2. Medium – 40 x 40cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 30x30cm.
  3. Large  – 50 x 50cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 40x40cm.

Printed in Australia.

*Please allow up to 6 business days for your purchase to be posted. Beautiful art requires time to be printed, each print is made to order just for you.

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