Coloured Pencil on Cartridge Paper, 21x30cm (2019). This bird is a ‘Hyacinth Macaw’ and I adore them. Sadly the hyacinth macaw is an endangered species due to the cage bird trade and habitat loss. In the 1980s, an estimated 10,000 birds were taken from the wild and at least 50% were destined for the Brazilian market. They’re so beautiful and the colours are just divine. I love how the softness of the pencils really captures the soft feathers, and they’ve such expressive eyes for a bird.