Charity Dakin Original Art

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The Original Art of Charity Dakin
Lance-Leaved Stonecrop
Medium:             Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:     7 × 9 in
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Mountain Lady’s Slipper
Medium:             Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:     8 × 10 in
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Peruvian Apple Cactus
Medium:             Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:     9 × 12 in
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Small Round-Leaved Orchid
Medium:             Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:     7 × 11 in
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Paphiopedilum Spicerianum Orchid
Medium:             Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions:     8 × 10 in
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Sobennikoffia Robusta Orchid

“Flowers in their natural habitat, with all their imperfections intrigue me. I love natural and scientific details captured in paint, but I also desire the artistic qualities of composition and value. While most orchids I see are in the context of an artificial culture and hybridized, Sobennikoffia Robusta is an orchid endemic to Madagascar. Watercolour has become a favourite medium for capturing the translucence and textures of petals, leaves, and roots.”
– Charity Dakin

Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 9 in
Price:                   SOLD
Joy Spring – Emergence

“The “Joy” Series is an naturalist’s exploration of the small spaces I find around an old beaver dam near my home. The landscape is characterisitically swampy and overlooked in terms of atheistic quality. However, closer observation reveals incredible gems of life and colour. “Emergence” features sun-lit sedges and emerging marsh marigold, and is the fourth piece of work in this series.”
– Charity Dakin

Medium:             Oil on Cradled Birch Panel
Dimensions:     8 × 10 in
Price:                   SOLD
The Sisal Acrobat Part II
Medium:             Acrylic/Gold Leaf
Dimensions:     6 × 9 in
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The Sisal Acrobat Part I

When I was a young girl we played endlessly in the hayloft above the old dairy barn, swinging, jumping, climbing, fort building. Sisal twine was an imperative part of our imaginary storylines and it could be found nearly any place around the farm. The local mice also used our playground extensively. Late in the evenings when I imagine the barnyard settling down, the quiet rustles and sweet smells coming from below, its not a stretch to imagine the mice coming out to perform their trapeze and high wire antics similar to our own. While some see mice and scratchy scurry-ers, I like to think of them more as quick and playful and capable of such silliness.

-Charity Dakin

Medium:             Acrylic/Gold Leaf
Dimensions:     6 × 9 in
Price:                   SOLD
Joy Flush – Boreal Chorus Frog

Boreal chorus frogs are characteristically associated with the coming of spring, when the world flushes green and full of life. Their song is easily identifiable and a strong connection to the changing of the season for many people. As part of the Joy Series, this piece invokes fresh scents of earth, the gentle sound of falling rain, and newness of life in brilliant shades of colour. It is one of my favourite times of the year.

-Charity Dakin

Medium:             Oil on Panel
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
Price:                   SOLD
Ruffed Grouse Eggs & Feathers
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Beaver Skull – Partial
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Last Leaf – Poplar
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     5 × 7 in
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Winter Whitetail
Medium:             Colored Pencil
Dimensions:     8 × 10 in
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Bison
Medium:             Colored Pencil
Dimensions:     9 × 12 in
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Elk
Medium:             Colored Pencil
Dimensions:     9 × 12 in
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Zebra
Medium:             Colored Pencil
Dimensions:     9 × 12 in
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Trumpet Lichen & Moss
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Shorebirds Egg Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Ruffed Grouse Feather Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Polished Rock Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Moth Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Moose Head Study
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     10 × 8 in
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Hairy Woodpecker Feather Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Fossilized Ammonite
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Elk Head Study
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     10 × 7 in
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Common Guillemot Egg Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Blue Jay Feather Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Agate Mineral
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     7 × 5 in
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Acorn 2
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     5 × 7 in
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The Prospector
Medium:             Oil on Birch Panel
Dimensions:     14 × 11 in
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Willow and Wood Ducks
Medium:             Oil on Birch Panel
Dimensions:     18 × 12 in
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Winter Aspen Shadows
Medium:             Oil on Birch Panel
Dimensions:     48 × 24 in
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Alberta Birds Feather Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     28 × 20 in
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Arctic Birds Egg Collection
Medium:             Watercolor
Dimensions:     12 × 16 in
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Joy Spring – Marsh Marigold

“The “Joy” Series is an naturalist’s exploration of the small spaces I find around an old beaver dam near my home. Often overlooked, the landscape is rather swampy and dead-looking at times, but if you take a moment, one can find these incredible gems of life and color. Marsh Marigold is the third piece of work in this series.”

– Charity Dakin

Medium:             Oil on Birch Panel
Dimensions:     6 × 12 in
Price:                   SOLD
Free Ranger

“Its easy to sometimes forget just how important the humble chicken has been to our existence, especially with our increasingly busy urban lives, providing both subsistence and beauty. They remind us of simpler times and it’s nice to know that quiet sunny mornings in the country do still exist.”

– Charity Dakin

Medium:             Oil on Birch Panel
Dimensions:     8 × 10 in
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Joy Spring – Awakening

“There is a place along an abandoned beaver dam where I walk. It has long since turned to mud and fallen logs and a tangled mess of nature. However, at times the sun will break through the canopy, highlighting this small space of new growth on a fallen log. I love the newness and rebirth it represents, so often found in nature and in our lives.”

– Charity Dakin

Medium:             Oil on Board
Dimensions:     15 × 7.5 in
Price:                   SOLD
Joy Song – Marsh Wren

“I was fishing in a boat not far from shore one late spring when I heard something not unlike the chattering of a sewing machine. A closer inspection revealed a marsh wren, tucked in the cattails, happily singing and chattering away for no apparent reason other than joy. Of course, he was probably looking for a mate, or defending a territory, but whatever the case, I find these kinds of small spaces and their inhabitants to be simply magnificent.”

– Charity Dakin

Medium:             Oil on Board
Dimensions:     7.5 × 15 in
Price:                   SOLD
Spruce Grouse

“Tread lightly through the woods and you will find its secrets. Spruce grouse are a quiet birds living in the dense forests around my home. Their beautiful black and white plumage makes them hard to spot but if you keep your eyes open and your footsteps soft you’ll find them. I love the green mossy undergrowth where I found this one feeding on cranberry in late fall. Intimate encounters… in nature and on canvas.”

Medium:             Oil
Dimensions:     16 × 12 in
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The King’s Road
Medium:             Oil on Birch Panel
Dimensions:     12 × 9 in
Price:                   SOLD
Woodland Series No. 1 – Winter Ravine
Medium:             Oil on Birch Panel
Dimensions:     36 × 48 in
Price:                   SOLD
Woodland Series No. 2 – Forest Floor
Medium:             Oil on Birch Panel
Dimensions:     36 × 24 in
Price:                   SOLD
Turn Around Bighorn
Medium:             Oil on Linen
Dimensions:     9 × 12 in
Price:                   SOLD