Edie, Mulberry and Blueberry

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
140x105 cm
Edie, Mulberry and Blueberry

Edie, Mulberry and Blueberry

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
140x105 cm

Isla and Edie

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
140x105 cm
Isla and Edie

Isla and Edie

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
140x105 cm

Poppy and Willow

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
130x100 cm
Poppy and Willow

Poppy and Willow

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
130x100 cm

Girl with rooster

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
90x70 cm
Girl with rooster

Girl with rooster

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
90x70 cm

Isla with Mulberry

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
75x55 cm
Isla with Mulberry

Isla with Mulberry

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
75x55 cm

Grey hen with dahlias

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
75x55 cm
Grey hen with dahlias

Grey hen with dahlias

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
75x55 cm

Young rooster

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
75x55 cm
Sold
Young rooster

Young rooster

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Board
75x55 cm
Sold

Brown hen with tea and peaches

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board
75x55 cm
Brown hen with tea and peaches

Brown hen with tea and peaches

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board
75x55 cm

Reacher with fruit

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Reacher with fruit Reacher with fruit

Reacher with fruit

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm

Scout and Maggie-May at sunset

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
112x152 cm
Scout and Maggie-May at sunset

Scout and Maggie-May at sunset

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
112x152 cm

Cody in stable

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board
40x30 cm
Cody in stable

Cody in stable

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board
40x30 cm

Saleyard nocturn

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board
20x30 cm
Saleyard nocturn

Saleyard nocturn

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board
20x30 cm

Portia, juvenile female peregrine falcon (with 19th century kettle)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
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Portia, juvenile female peregrine falcon (with 19th century kettle) Portia, juvenile female peregrine falcon (with 19th century kettle)

Portia, juvenile female peregrine falcon (with 19th century kettle)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold

Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (with honeydew)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
150x110 cm
Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (with honeydew) Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (with honeydew)

Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (with honeydew)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
150x110 cm

Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (pounce)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold
Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (pounce) Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (pounce)

Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (pounce)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold

Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (ballet first position)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold
Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (ballet first position) Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (ballet first position)

Rocky, Adult male Barn Owl (ballet first position)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold

Portia, juvenile female Peregrine Falcon (pounce)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold
Portia, juvenile female Peregrine Falcon (pounce) Portia, juvenile female Peregrine Falcon (pounce)

Portia, juvenile female Peregrine Falcon (pounce)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold

One-eyed Billy, adult male kestrel (with parsnip and pear)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold
One-eyed Billy, adult male kestrel (with parsnip and pear) One-eyed Billy, adult male kestrel (with parsnip and pear)

One-eyed Billy, adult male kestrel (with parsnip and pear)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold

Fergus, juvenile Brown Goshawk (with honeydew)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold
Fergus, juvenile Brown Goshawk (with honeydew) Fergus, juvenile Brown Goshawk (with honeydew)

Fergus, juvenile Brown Goshawk (with honeydew)

Anne Smerdon
Oil on Canvas
75x55 cm
Sold

Preserve and Protect

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board framed
60x55 cm
Sold
Preserve and Protect

Preserve and Protect

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board framed
60x55 cm
Sold

Rosella and lemons

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
30x24 cm
Sold
Rosella and lemons

Rosella and lemons

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
30x24 cm
Sold

Vonnegut with Cantebury Bells

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
30x24 cm
Sold
Vonnegut with Cantebury Bells

Vonnegut with Cantebury Bells

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
30x24 cm
Sold

JD Alexandrine on bananas

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
30x24 cm
Sold
JD Alexandrine on bananas

JD Alexandrine on bananas

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
30x24 cm
Sold

Rosella and strawberries

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
30x24 cm
Sold
Rosella and strawberries

Rosella and strawberries

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
30x24 cm
Sold

Schiele with peaches

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
40x30 cm
Sold
Schiele with peaches

Schiele with peaches

Anne Smerdon
Oil on board, framed
40x30 cm
Sold

Biography

Anne Smerdon is an Australian artist documenting the symbiotic relationship between humans and animals, particularly birds and horses. Facebeak are her pet birds Vonnegut and Schiele. Anne has an extensive knowledge of body language and psychology in birds and horses. She uses this to work with live birds to create each of her artworks. She may spend hours with each bird, patiently waiting for them to become at ease in her presence so that she can capture their true personality.

Anne lives on the Gold Coast, Australia. She works in watercolour and oil paint and has exhibited both nationally and internationally, receiving various awards for her work, including the 2013 Element Eden Global Artist Search (fine art category), 2013 Trinity College Emerging Artist Award and more recently, the 2021 d’Arcy Doyle Still Life award. She has also been a 6x finalist in the Border Art Prize.

Anne’s love for birds started from a very early age when her family purchased two small parrots as pets. They were vicious and in no way tame, yet Anne quickly became fascinated with them, studying them for school projects, recording her observations and giving presentations at school on the need to understand and protect such birds. She learnt to understand the calls of wild birds and would often find injured or sick birds and bring them home to nurture them.

In 2009 Anne brought a cheeky indian ringneck called Vonnegut into her home. Her quest to ensure he lived the most happy, fulfilled life led to countless hours of reading ornithological studies and research. As a result, Anne’s lifestyle, artwork and even career became synonymous with birds. The “crazy bird lady” was born…and Anne wears that title with pride!

Since then, Anne’s presence as a bird owner on social media has grown to hundreds of thousands of followers.

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