Tui Large mixed media images copyrighted by Ruru Artisans © 2024.

As the pieces in this series are hand coloured, there may be some variation between editions.

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Tui Large mixed media


The Tui is a classic mischief maker in Aotearoa, with an enormous vocal range and a knack for mimicry (which can be annoying when they delight in repeating mobile phone ring tones). Their aerial acrobatics always provide a joyful display, with rapid wing movements generating fast flight paths in and around trees and other objects.

The Tui wears a delightful plumage of iridescent blues, greens, and bronze with makes them a difficult model to illustrate. So our objective then is to capture the essence of one of our favourite garden residents.

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The prints in this series are letterpress printed and hand coloured with Windsor and Newton drawing inks to make two colours in total. The colouring accentuates the nature of the Tui as it sits, ready to take flight.

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Renoir 260gsm archival ivory

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