ARTIST Ann Window has two loves in her life, her art and her chooks.
The COVID isolation breaks gave Ann more time with her chooks and in her art studio with the luxury of working on subjects of her choosing.
She decided to expand her drawing skills and branched out into colour pencils.
Nature and all the living creatures in it, inspires Ann to want to capture not only the beauty before her but also want to evoke the feelings or memories associated with the subject she represents in her art.
Ann enjoys fine detail and the looks of the textures found in nature.
The plumage of birds has an abundance of spectacular subjects to portray.
The choice of material was important for this as she not only wanted to be able to create intricate details in her art piece, but she also wanted it to last, so quality and versatility were paramount. With the right tools for the job, Ann began to draw a beautifully coloured rooster.
Since then, Ann has been doing poultry portraits for clients with the subjects ranging from their loved family pet to their prized show bird.
Artwork on your wall makes for good decorating, but portraits that have personal meaning change it from decorated house to a home with treasured memories in the form of fine art.
Ann created an artwork of a Gold Partridge Brahma pullet that won first placed in her class at the 2023 Sydney Royal Show and Reserve Champion Gold Partridge Brahma.
Ann then donated this portrait to the Ipswich Poultry Club as a prize for the Champion Brahma at the Clubs’ annual show that was held at the Rosewood Showgrounds last weekend.
Since then, Ann has also completed a drawing for each of the feature breeds for the show as well. Her drawings were the trophies for the Champions of the feature breeds at the show.