About the artist
Birds of Paradise have been a life-long passion and the Lesser Bird of Paradise is one of the most spectacular birds, particularly when a group of males are displaying by bouncing around in the top of a tree fanning and shimmering their flimsy golden plumes.
When displaying, their loud calls echo through the forest and can be heard from quite a distance. Watching these birds in the Jimmi Valley in New Guinea was the inspiration for this painting in which a female has been attracted to the displaying males.
William Cooper began his career as a landscape and seascape artist and then he turned his talents to his first love, birds. Bill has illustrated numerous books and his work is purchased by institutions and collectors from around the world.
William T Cooper limited edition Giclée prints are all numbered and signed by his wife Wendy Cooper.
Fine art digital reproductions printed at high resolution from a specialist ink jet printer. Giclée prints are archival quality, printed on artists canvas. The permanent pigment archival inks are fade-resistant.
Eventually all inks may fade, however laboratory tests have shown that Giclée Prints are more resistant to fading and can last in excess of 75 years if hung away from direct sunlight and unfiltered fluorescent lights.
Artwork will be rolled in a PostPak tube for shipping.