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REK continues to delve deeper in his journey towards a photo realistic approach in his new works. The colouration and impossibly fine details continue to mature reaching a new zenith in "The Scarlet Regina (Santina)". Set again against a stark white backdrop to draw focus entirely to the subject of this composition, elements of this piece such the beak, eye and wrinkled skin contain 5 separate layers of acrylic paint to create ultra-lifelike depth while the softness and interplay of light and shadow in Santina's feathers is truer to life than ever before.



  • Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas 


Provenance -

  • Show in featured artist's collection for "All Creatures and Wild Things" 2020 Petrie Terrace Gallery Brisbane


The Scarlet Regina (Santina)

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