On a recent visit to the beautiful Wild Coast in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, I was able to spend time exploring the spectacular forests of Wild Banana’s. These Giant Strelitzia can grow up to twelve metres in height and in some places the enormous leaves form a complete canopy overhead;  when the wind blows the whole forest seems to murmur and groan as though there may indeed be giants hiding in the undergrowth. The flowers of these wonderful plants are magnificent, an explosion of crested white, pale pink and blue petals emerging from the tangled mass of leaves like exotic birds about to take flight.

In this painting, a Greater Double Collared Sunbird sits on the edge of the boat-shaped sheath from within which the petals emerge. The flowers constantly ooze nectar and attract a wide range of creatures eager to feast on this sugary delight. On the left, a Derby’s Flower Beetle scuttles along a leaf.

A signed, fine art limited edition print from an original oils on canvas painting. The print is available in two sizes – 100cm x 75cm (R4200)  0r 90cm x 68cm (R3500.)

The print is delivered rolled into a tube, ready for framing. Worldwide courier delivery is included in the price. If you would prefer to receive the print stretched and ready to hang, please e-mail us at macbred@icloud.com for a revised shipping quote.


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Limited Edition of 25 Fine Art Prints.

A signed, limited edition print on 425 GSM Fine Art Archival Canvas. The print is delivered rolled in a tube, ready for framing. Free worldwide courier delivery.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 120 × 70 cm


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