The Yellowtail Kingfish piece forms part of Brittany’s naturalist illustration series. The series showcases the unique marine life of Australia’s raw Southern coastline.
The Yellowtail Kingfish is a large, predatory, pelagic fish that can grow up to 2.5m in length and weigh up to 70kg. They feed on smaller fish such as sardines, anchovies and squid. When spotted underwater or freshly caught, the Yellowtail Kingfish has a luminous green colour and a bright yellow tail.
Brittany was inspired to accurately capture the colour of the kingfish after an experience surfing that resulted in her being surrounded by hundreds of almost fluorescent green, juvenile kingfish.
40cm x 70cm
Living by the sea has played a huge role in shaping my life. For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by the ocean, marine life and the natural world. While I’m fascinated by all animals, I hold a special place in my heart for the marine life that inhabits the Southern Australian coastline.
Working with charcoal and pastel as my mediums of choice, I spend hours creating highly detailed pieces to represent my subjects with integrity. I aim to give viewers a close encounter with the natural world around us and reflex the rugged beauty and unique life that is found in wild places.