Sadly on 14th September 2012, this well-known New Zealand artist passed away.
He had a special connection with the land & was able to depict this beautifully in his work.
The Diversion Gallery wrote this about Binney:
Don Binney needs little introduction to art lovers – or the New Zealand public – so distinctive are his iconic paintings and drawings of birds and landforms. In a career spanning more than 40 years, his commitment to ornithology, environmental issues and spiritual connection with the land has driven his art practice. (sourced from here)
And these pieces are from a story on Stuff.co.nz that was written remembering the artists life after he had passed away.
“Judy Hanbury said Binney’s love of the environment was rooted in his boyhood. He saw his first shining cuckoo in Kohimarama and never lost the joy of hearing the first one of spring.
That love would feed into his conservation efforts that saw him engage with many trusts dedicated to protecting New Zealand’s flora and fauna.” (Source: Stuff)
View some of his paintings here.