Zebra – Leopard Shark – Original Watercolour and Ink Painting

$580.00 inc. VAT


Ah the lovely zebra/leopard shark (Stegostoma tigrinum), she’s such a sight to behold in nature and one of my all-time favourite marine species. If she looks so leopard-like, then why the zebra name? Well, at birth (from its egg casing), this incredible species is black with white stripes and spots. As it matures, it slowly transforms its stripes and colour to what you see here.

While they’re not commonly seen here in Gathaagudu (Shark Bay), I have had the fortune of spotting one near Big Lagoon, Francois Peron National Park. I’ve also come across one of their egg casings washed ashore at Monkey Mia.

Illustrating one was quite the pleasure and this piece really came together with surprised ease. I think she was just meant to be painted when she was. Simple as that.


Original, hand painted watercolour and ink illustration on Arches cold pressed watercolour paper 300 gsm, measuring 280 mm x 400 mm. Gummed tape intact on edges (not inclusive to measurements above, to give additional coverage when framing).

Note: there are open edition eco reproduction prints of this original artwork available.


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