Limited Edition Print by John Dyer. Pelican Roost. Banrock Station Wine Australia.
Painted by John Dyer in the Australian Outback this magical print of pelicans at Banrock Station on the Murray River, north of Adelaide, captures a perfect moonlit night with the gum trees reflecting the etherial light. Pelicans fly across the river & keep a close eye out for the carp swimming in the water. A wonderful, colourful & fun image of Austalia by one of the UK's most celebrated painters.
"In the 1920's the River Murray changed from an ephemeral stream to a vast lake when the construction of lock 3 and its weir impounded the water. The raised level drowned many beautiful red gums on the floodplain which today provide fallen branches as roosting platforms for pelicans. The new level also filled the Banrock wetland permanently. Fish eating pelicans dine on the introduced carp that thrive in the new lake-like environment. At night the stars illuminate the ghostly gums."