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Amphibians

 

Width 20cm, height 15cm. Oil on board.

 

The Splendid Frog (cruziohyla calcarifer). The original photograph was taken by one of the keepers at Chester Zoo. Environmental change and disease has put the splendid leaf frog teetering on the brink of extinction.

Width 20cm, height 15cm. Oil on board.

This painting was featured in the profiles section of the magazine Artists and Illustrators June 2009.

 

The Common European Frog (rana temporaria). Not as colourful as some of his tropical rain forest cousins, he is none the less a handsome little creature. The name 'common' is still true but this species, like all frogs is in danger from the fungus batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

Width 20cm, height 15cm. Oil on board.

 

Red Eyed Tree Frog (agalychnis callidryas). Original photograph taken by Dennis Sheridan . In my opinion this is one of the best photographs ever taken of this beautiful little creature.

Width 20cm, height 15cm. Oil on board.

 

Tropical Tree Frog (hyla ebraccata). This frog lives high in the rainforest tree tops. It is only 1-2cm long and so this painting represents a 12 times magnification!

I found the image on the web, I think the original was taken by Yuri Hooker, but I can't find reference to it any more.

Width 20cm, height 15cm. Oil on board.

 

This is another copy of an image from the web. ‘Strawberry’ poison dart frog. Dendrobates pumilio.