Black Headed Parrot
From a series of screen prints of the world's parrots.
The Black-Headed Parrot is an orange, yellow and green caique with a distinctive black cap. It is found in the Amazon forest across South America. The male and female of the species have identical plumage. This small parrot feeds on flowers, fruit and seeds. It is represented true to scale.
About the Artist
Fanny Shorter is a print and textile designer. She studied illustration at Brighton. Her distinctive, detailed work is largely inspired by her very English upbringing. The daughter of a physics teacher and a music teacher, she grew up in a school in Winchester, surrounded by idyllic countryside and historic buildings in an aesthetically crowded house crammed with prints and patterns on books, plates, cushions, rugs and wallpaper. English holidays, frequents visits to the V&A, the Natural History Museum and National Trust properties as well as an entire childhood in a school are an evident and enduring influence.