Cape Glossy Starling 2


One of a pair of Cape Glossy Starlings perched on a Camel Thorn Tree.

They’re illustrations which have particular meaning to me. The Birds are Cape Glossy Starlings, a bird that I fell in love with all over again when I went back to South Africa for the first time in a decade and the branch the birds are perched on is of a tree that the last time I was there, nearly ended my illustration career before it began.

I was cutting branches for firewood and as I cut through one branch, another that was being held in place like a coiled spring, swung up punching a thorn through the middle knuckle on my right hand.

It took 4 courses of antibiotics to clear up the subsequent infection, I’ve still got the thorn in a little box and the occasional aches in my hand to remind me of it.

Pencil & Mixed Media

A beautiful, open editon, Giclee print of an original Ben Rothery Illustration.

All prints are printed with archival inks on 310gsm, 100% Cotton Rag, German Etching Paper.

We’ve chosen this process and paper stock as it allows us to get as close as possible to the look and feel of the original artwork. Supplied unmounted, the prints come individually packed in a clear plastic sleeve with a cardboard backing.

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