Saturday, June 24, 2017


Kingfisher - by Dora Hathazi Mendes

Kingfishers are one of the most beautiful birds on Earth! With their amazingly colored feathers, and unique characters they are truth mesmerizing creatures. No wonder they inspired many artists in European and African art and culture. In some places  some believe these birds are displayers of the invisible world. In Congo these birds show to the hunters where the Elephants can be found, or in Gambia farmers has the signal from the bird for the start of the wet season.

In our short one year stay in Malawi, we woke up every single morning for the same scene . A solitary, silent, Grey Headed Kingfisher, still as a statue was sitting on our balcony fence. Just waiting, observing. I could watch him during hours, he didn't move, and only with doing exactly nothing, he just fixed me there, I was hypnotised, just wanted to be with him, just waiting, watching. 
One little thing, I really missed when we left Africa! our Kingfisher on our balcony.

Kingfisher ecoline liquid watercolor ink painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes with art deco style elements.
Kingfisher painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

On my painting I introduce you the one of the nicest species , the Common Kingfisher, or with other name River Kingfisher (Alchedo Atthis ) in beautifully decorated Art Nouveau style frame which hopefully mesmerise you too! 

The original mixed media painting was made on watercolor paper mainly with ecoline liquid watercolor ink, liquid tempera plus permanent markers.

Kingfisher painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products such as totes, and pillows and many more unique designs from the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 

please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

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