Crocodile Among the Lilies – Square Paper Print


Artist Statement

I travelled up to Arnhem Land to run some textile Design workshops and was lucky to be able to visit Kakadu Park while I was there. I wanted to paint a crocodile – such an Australian icon – but with a difference, the painting was to be pretty! I was blown away by the huge waterlilies filling the water (reminding me of my trip to visit Monet’s Waterlilies in Paris!)  and decided to incorporate the two into my work. 

Botanical Description

The habitats of the saltwater crocodile are saltwater and brackish wetlands from India’s east coast across South East Asia and the Sudaic region to northern Australia and Micronesia.

In Australia it ranges across the top-end coastal fringe from Broome to mid-Queensland, with an estimated adult population of 100,000 to 200,000. It has a tendency to travel long distances at sea, while on the coast it generally spends the tropical wet season in freshwater swamps and rivers, moving downstream to the estuaries during the dry season.

Males can grow to over 6m (20ft) in length and more than 1,000kg (2,000lb) in weight.

It feeds opportunistically by ambushing almost any other animal, including sharks, and then drowns or swallows it whole.

Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints – also available as a Square Canvas Print, Rectangle Canvas Print, Rectangle Paper Print and Picnic Blanket.


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.

** This print is also available in a rectangle size print.


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