The Day of Dead is a celebration widely observed in Mexico as well as other parts of the globe. It is a joyful celebration to pay respects to friends and family members who have passed away. The often-humorous nature of this holiday is a beautiful way to remember those no longer with us. It seems only fitting that an elephant would fondly remember the departed. Georgette Thompson is a landscape and portrait painter based in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Her love for New Zealand’s unique wildlife has inspired her to capture their beauty in oils. Recently her work has explored surreal and playful depictions of native birds often highlighting the bird’s cheeky personalities. Motivated to give back to nature, Georgette created a range of greeting cards that donate to local wildlife charities. Her works are detailed, authentic and bursting with Kiwi pride.

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