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Joy Flight No 8 landscape oil painting by Merry Sparks

Joy Flight No 8

Inspiration for this gallery comes from my friends at VEKTA who are specialist land, engineering and aerial surveyors, providing spatial and surveying solutions to major national and international projects.  I my dreams I can fly.   FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H180 x W30cm Medium – oil and acrylic on […]

The Cold Room 4 - Rust Never Sleeps bullet hole wall with red poppy oil painting by Australian artist Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 4 – Rust Never Sleeps

Who has this metal wall protected? The battle is over and all is quiet for now, yet the bullet holes which have rusted over time remind us of the anger, hatred, pain, sadness and wasted life of war.  In juxtaposition to the rusted bullet holes, the poppy symbolizes respect for the victims and soldiers who fought or […]

Australian outback joy flight oil painting by artist Merry Sparks

Outback Joy Flight No 2

Inspiration for this gallery comes from my friends at VEKTA who are specialist land, engineering and aerial surveyors, providing spatial and surveying solutions to major national and international projects, The Earth from 10,000 feet up – unbelievable!  THANK YOU VEKTA. FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H102 x W75cm Medium […]

Australian pig head oil painting by artist Merry Sparks from The Cold Room No 3 - Who Is The Victim?

The Cold Room No 3 – Who Is The Victim?

It seems we tolerate the slaughter of animals to satisfy our hunger and ultimately our survival, but do we stop to think that these beasts feel every bit of pain, emotion and suffering that humans do? The pig’s head with its identity undisclosed symbolises the victimisation of all peace-loving beasts, including the majority of us. […]

Australian contemporary gun and peace oil painting by pop artist Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 2 – Imagine

This yellow rendered, graffiti,-covered wall which has been riddled with bullet holes in a war-torn country represents two extremes concurrently – war and peace. In recognition of his bravery and in honor of one of my “sons” and his determination to assist the Australian Defence Force to keep a peaceful world, I dedicate this painting to Private Salter 1 RAR […]

Butcher Nick from Boutique Meats, Kenmore Plaza, Brisbane Australia collaborates with artist Merry Sparks

Boutique Meats – Kenmore Plaza Butcher

The things I do for my day job…  My lovely butcher Nick at Boutique Meats is so accommodating ordering in exactly what I need so that I can “shoot” for my new series “The Cold Room”.   Boutique Meats is  at:   Shop 1/841 Moggill Road, Kenmore Plaza, Queensland Australia. Thanks so much guys – there’s nothing quite like the real thing – oh, […]

Australian oil painting of a red desert by Merry Sparks

Outback Joy Flight

Inspiration for this gallery comes from my friends at VEKTA who are specialist land, engineering and aerial surveyors, providing spatial and surveying solutions to major national and international projects, The Earth from 10,000 feet up – unbelievable!  THANK YOU VEKTA. FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H102 x W75cm Medium […]

Merry Sparks Australian Aerial Landscape oil painting

Joy Flight Over Lake Celebration

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull.  You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight.  I wonder what it is […]

orange pop art aeroplane jelly Australian jelly oil painting by Merry Sparks

AND FOR DESSERT… No 1

“Weeee.. like Ae-ro-plane JellyyyYYYY… Ae-ro-plane Jel-ly for meeee!” Aeroplane Jelly is a physical and tasteful treat for the palette and the easiest and most satisfying dessert ever invented.   Buy the Original – SOLD Size – H92 x W92cm Medium – Acrylic on poly/cotton canvas, framed with a contemporary black profile, silver edge float frame […]

Australian red kangaroo oil painting by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some No 17

Ever heard of the Australian Big Red?  Well here they are in my representation of “Aussie Battlers” who make up a large percentage of the Australian population. Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come.  The ”X” which appears […]

oil pop art aeroplane jelly australian painting on blue by Merry Sparks

And For Dessert… No 2

“Weeee.. like Ae-ro-plane JellyyyYYYY… Ae-ro-plane Jel-ly for meeee!” It’s a physical and tasteful treat for the palette and the easiest and most satisfying dessert ever invented.   FOR SALE – make an enquiry, click HERE Size – H92 x W92cm Medium – Acrylic on poly/cotton canvas, framed with a contemporary black profile, silver edge float frame […]

This red robin bird is featured in this Australian oil painting which is set within a rainforest, by Merry Sparks

Disturbing The Peace

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow. Buy Original – SOLD Size – H61 x W183cm Medium – Oil […]

This oil and acrylic modern art painting is of two Australian seagulls fighting over a chip at the beach, by Merry Sparks

Chip Bicker

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow. FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H168 […]

This modern Australian artwork is an oil and acrylic painting of two orb spiders weaving their webs, by Merry Sparks

Spider Takeaway

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow. Buy Original – SOLD Size – H61 x W183cm Medium – Oil […]

This modern Australian oil painting by Merry Sparks is of two dragonflies mating in the Australian summer sunset

We Meet Again

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow. Buy Original – SOLD Size – H60 x W60cm Medium – Oil, […]

This Australian aerial landscape oil painting set in the Bunya Mountains and it is about a mother bird leaving the nest in search of food, by Merry Sparks

Nesting In The Bunyas

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is like constantly viewing the land as bird might – hovering, watching, ready to swoop – free to go wherever you please. Free to escape.

This oil and acrylic Australian painting is of a bird in search of food at the Glasshouse Mountains, by Merry Sparks

A Snack

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This charcoal, acrylic and oil painting is of a pelican and his home at Lake Eyre South Australia by Merry Sparks

The Pelicans Of Lake Eyre

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This Austalian oil, acrylic and charcoal painting is of a helicopter taking a joy flight over the Olgas in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, by Merry Sparks

The Intruder

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This Australian oil and acrylic painting inspired by Brett Whitely is set in a rainforest of a bird leaving its nest in search of food, by Merry Sparks

Tucker Time

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This oil and acrylic Australian modern art work by Merry Sparks is of a mother red robin bird leaving a foreign nest filled with chicks in a forest

Whoops, Wrong Nest

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow.

This modern Australian acrylic painting by Merry Sparks is of brolgas settling on a lake in the sunset in the Australian outback

Brolgas Settling

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow. Buy Original – SOLD Size – H60 x W102cm Medium – Acrylic […]

Australian big red kangaroo acrylic painting on linen by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some No 24

Ever heard of the Australian Big Red?  Well here they are in my representation of “Aussie Battlers” who make up a large percentage of the Australian population. Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come.  The ”X” which appears […]

Big Red Kangaroo acrylic on linen Australian painting by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some 23

Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come. The ”X” which appears on many paintings represents a point of contact – the kick by the kangaroo on the right to the one on the left. Both kangaroos shake violently […]

Big Red Kangaroo painting on linen by Australian artist Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some No 22

Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come. The ”X” which appears on many paintings represents a point of contact – the kick by the kangaroo on the right to the one on the left. Both kangaroos shake violently […]

Australian politics big red kangaroo acyrlic painting by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some No 21

Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come. The ”X” which appears on many paintings represents a point of contact – the kick by the kangaroo on the right to the one on the left. Both kangaroos shake violently […]

This oil pastel, oil and acrylic Australian painting is of two king parrots meeting in the cloudy sky, in the Bunya Mountains, Queensland, by Merry Sparks

Our Secret

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is like constantly viewing the land as bird might – hovering, watching, ready to swoop – free to go wherever you please. Free to escape.

This modern Australian oil painting by Merry Sparks is of a dragonfly resting in the sunset

A Pause

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow.


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