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Steve Morvell Australian Wildlife Artist Pastel Painting Koala

'Gentle Spirit - Kangaroo island Koala'
Pastel - drawing  on Colourfix paper
Dimensions of original 43 x 32 cm

Met this fuzzy lil girl on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. I think she was a bit bemused when I clambered up into the tree to be on eye level with her....but then koalas mostly look bemused at the best of times. She was very sweet and appeared unconcerned with my presence. Naturally enough I was careful to speak very quietly and soothingly to her and not make sudden movements. Eventually she just went to sleep which is what daytime kolas do most and I left her in peace.
But it remains a lovely memory since it is always nice to share time with wild hearts....reminds me why we are alive..   

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