Bird Art by Judi Lapsley Miller

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Artist Bio Judi Lapsley Miller

Judi Lapsley Miller is a Wellington artist and advocate for wildlife conservation. Through her art she tells stories about the world’s endangered wildlife and wildspaces. Freed from the constraints of pure nature photography, Judi exposes her interpretation of the inner world of others – their thoughts and feelings, their hopes and desires – in a form tangible to the human viewer that she hopes engenders empathy with other living creatures.

Judi’s artistic approach starts with a photograph, but through digital photo-artistic techniques she creates fine artworks that are more reminiscent of paintings. Each print available on the Forest & Bird website is in a limited edition of 10, printed on archival Breathing Color Elegance Velvet fine-art paper and shipped flat in art conservation-grade packaging. Each print is approximately 33x33cm with the printed area at 28x28cm (or equivalent for rectangular prints).

For artworks featuring endangered wildlife, Judi donates 10% of her proceeds to conservation.

Print Descriptions

His Resplendence (tūī)

A portrait of an elegant tūī in his resplendent cloak, with lacy collar and fancy bow tie.
10% of the artist’s proceeds for this print are donated to Forest & Bird.

The secret (pīwakawaka)

Cheep, cheep, cheep - what is this baby pīwakawaka telling her mum? She’s certainly got mum’s attention!
10% of the artist’s proceeds for this print are donated to Zealandia EcoSanctuary.

Abracadabra (kererū)

In a swirl of smoke and magic and kōwhai, the majestic kererū appears and the heavens erupt. Kererū are vital to the health of our forests as only they have a gape wide enough to swallow the berries of many of our native trees. In spring, you’ll find them balancing precariously on the tiniest of kōwhai branches as they gorge on the high-protein leaves and flowers.
10% of the artist’s proceeds for this print are donated to Zealandia EcoSanctuary.

The sweetheart (kākā)

This sweetheart shows all that I love about kākā - she’s curious, engaging, and gentle - as interested in me as I am in her. And she’s just so beautiful that I have kept the photo as simple as possible to let her personality shine through without distraction.
10% of the artist’s proceeds for this print are donated to Zealandia EcoSanctuary.

The Sign of the Southern Cross (tūī)

What are they plotting? An ecstasy of tūī gather under the Southern Cross constellation amidst native bush to plot and plan. Each has their own agenda. Are you worried?
10% of the artist’s proceeds for this print are donated to Zealandia EcoSanctuary.

After Midnight (kiwi pukupuku)

A snuffle, a rustle, then a ghostly image appears, silvery light dappling over his fluffy feathers - this is the rare and endangered kiwi pukupuku (little-spotted kiwi) out for a moonlit stroll. Long cat-like whiskers and a heightened sense of smell ensure this kiwi will find a tasty dinner.
10% of the artist’s proceeds for this print are donated to Zealandia EcoSanctuary.

Forever calling me (tūī)

This resplendent tūī is apprehensively pulled towards an uncertain future.
10% of the artist’s proceeds for this print are donated to Forest & Bird.

Halcyon day (kōtare)

A languid summer’s day and a sun-shower passes through; fat raindrops plopping on the lake. The kōtare keep a close eye from their vantage points watching for tasty morsels. A giant kapokapowia, our largest dragonfly, buzzes by, while the more diminutive kekewai, the brilliant blue damselflies, take a rest.
10% of the artist’s proceeds for this print are donated to Zealandia EcoSanctuary.

About the artist:

Judi Lapsley Miller (www.artbyjlm.com) is a New Zealand photo-artist with the natural world as her inspiration. She strives through her art to advocate for our endangered species by exploring themes like the tenacity of life in the face of environmental destruction, what it means to be endangered, and the post-human world. Many of her images are inspired from experiences with volunteering in wildlife conservation projects, where she has had the extraordinary privilege of working with endangered birds. Photography is just the first step in her creative process – she digitally blends and masks layers of photographs, graphics, scanned ephemera and textures, lighting and colour adjustments, and digital brushstrokes to form an image that is more painting than photograph. In her images she exposes her interpretation of the inner world of others – their thoughts and feelings, their hopes and desires – in a form tangible to the human viewer that engenders empathy with other living creatures.

Judi lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been a Forest & Bird member for over 15 years.
 


 

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