Trudy Rice

Australian Artist Trudy Rice has a deep connection to nature which creates an alliance that enables ease from eye to paper using the non-toxic print process of solar plate etching;

Her love and empathy for the natural environment enables her to engage the viewer directly through her delicate works on paper.

Solar plate etching uses the same sun and water her specimens are found and drawn in, including subsequent development in the local rainwater.

“This process has established a conceptual comfort for me because it adapts and adds to the balance and ease of my work.”

“Much of my inspiration is collected from quite close to home around the coastal landscape of Lorne on Victoria’s picturesque Great Ocean Road. My studio contains many local specimens and cuttings, the clear air, gorgeous skies, beach, bush, marine and native wildlife all provide a never-ending palette to draw from.”

“My work allows the viewer to gradually experience all that I love and respect about our natural world. I’m passionate about capturing the sense of its fundamental purity with a clear and distinct sense of accord that evolves through the layers.”

“There is no attempt on my part to interrupt the order of nature, I record and capture what I see as it unfolds with each brief moment.”

 


Australian bush pincushion protea and hakea seeds

Australian bush pincushion protea and hakea seeds

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Black Cockatoo flying over our garden at Lorne

Black Cockatoo flying over our garden at Lorne

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Chatterbox in the bush with banksia pod

Chatterbox in the bush with banksia pod

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Flying yellow tailed black cockatoo with euphorbia

Flying yellow tailed black cockatoo with euphorbia

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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King yellow tailed black cockatoo with pincushion protea

King yellow tailed black cockatoo with pincushion protea

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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My favourite twin black cockatoos with protea

My favourite twin black cockatoos with protea

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Yellow tailed black cockatoo landing on a hakea flower

Yellow tailed black cockatoo landing on a hakea flower

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$280.00 inc. GST

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Butterflies in Spring

Butterflies in Spring

Etching - Solar plate

42 x 34 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$260.00 inc. GST

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In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Etching - Solar plate

29 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Protea and monarch butterflies

Protea and monarch butterflies

Etching - Solar plate

38 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$250.00 inc. GST

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Spring King Cockatoo

Spring King Cockatoo

Etching - Solar plate

38 x 28 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2016

$220.00 inc. GST

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Spring Twin Cockatoos

Spring Twin Cockatoos

Etching

38 x 28 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2016

$220.00 inc. GST

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King black cockatoo, banksia and one feather

King black cockatoo, banksia and one feather

Fresco - Solar plate etching

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$480.00 inc. GST

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Four black cockatoos and Hakea (Panel 2)

Four black cockatoos and Hakea (Panel 2)

Etching - Solar plate etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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It’s all about the hairdo

It’s all about the hairdo

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Two high flyers

Two high flyers

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 47 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$480.00 inc. GST

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Flying high amongst the hakea

Flying high amongst the hakea

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Puffer Fish

Puffer Fish

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Spotty Crab

Spotty Crab

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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The pair of seahorses

The pair of seahorses

Etching - Solar Plate

26 x 17 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Enigma Hakea & Landing Black Cockatoo

Enigma Hakea & Landing Black Cockatoo

Etching - Solar Plate Etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Flying Black Cockatoo and Golden Hakea

Flying Black Cockatoo and Golden Hakea

Etching - Solar Plate Etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Flying Black Cockatoo and Hakea pin-cushion flower

Flying Black Cockatoo and Hakea pin-cushion flower

Etching - Solar Plate Etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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Landing Black Cockatoo and emerging Hakea pin-cushion flower

Landing Black Cockatoo and emerging Hakea pin-cushion flower

Etching - Solar Plate Etching

75.5 x 29 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$240.00 inc. GST

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The prettiest warratah & banksia stem

The prettiest warratah & banksia stem

Etching - Solar plate

38 x 57 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$220.00 inc. GST

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Banksia flower Hakia seeds and fine greenery

Banksia flower Hakia seeds and fine greenery

Etching - Solar plate

57 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$462.00 inc. GST

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Long Banksia 4 pods and luscious cotton lavender

Long Banksia 4 pods and luscious cotton lavender

Etching - Solar plate

76 x 57 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$462.00 inc. GST

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Pink Warratah & Bottletree Seed Branch

Pink Warratah & Bottletree Seed Branch

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$210.00 inc. GST

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Blue Large Dragonfly, Yellow Iris and Bush scene

Blue Large Dragonfly, Yellow Iris and Bush scene

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$420.00 inc. GST

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Banksia pod, hakea pod and cotton lavender

Banksia pod, hakea pod and cotton lavender

Etching - Solar plate etching

76 x 28.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$210.00 inc. GST

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Drifting seaweeds with Flying Fish & Spotty Crab

Drifting seaweeds with Flying Fish & Spotty Crab

Etching - Solar Plate

56 x 56 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$490.00 inc. GST

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Grandpa Seahorse

Grandpa Seahorse

Etching - Solar Plate

17.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$150.00 inc. GST

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The Youngan Seahorse

The Youngan Seahorse

Etching - Solar Plate

17.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 8

$150.00 inc. GST

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Adult Weedy Sea Dragon

Adult Weedy Sea Dragon

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Fast Swimmer

Fast Swimmer

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Flying Fish

Flying Fish

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 9

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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Giant Octopus

Giant Octopus

Etching - Solar Plate

20 x 25.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$200.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer

The Silent Roamer

Solar Plate Etching

38 x 29 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$190.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 1 Face)

The Silent Roamer (detail 1 Face)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 2 wing)

The Silent Roamer (detail 2 wing)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 3 wing)

The Silent Roamer (detail 3 wing)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 4 claw)

The Silent Roamer (detail 4 claw)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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The Silent Roamer (detail 5 face)

The Silent Roamer (detail 5 face)

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 8

Year of Print: 2015

$90.00 inc. GST

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Blue dragonfly, banksia and dark blue foliage

Blue dragonfly, banksia and dark blue foliage

solar plate etching

50 x 30.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$220.00 inc. GST

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Rufous bristlebird banksia and correa

Rufous bristlebird banksia and correa

56 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$310.00 inc. GST

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Red warratah banksia and rufous bristlebird

Red warratah banksia and rufous bristlebird

solar plate etching

57 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$310.00 inc. GST

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Hakea banksia and large dragonfly

Hakea banksia and large dragonfly

solar plate etching

57 x 35 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$310.00 inc. GST

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Seed Pods

Seed Pods

Solar Plate Etching

25 x 28 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$65.00 inc. GST

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Orange Kangaroo Paws

Orange Kangaroo Paws

Solar Plate Etching

28 x 19 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$65.00 inc. GST

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Beetle

Beetle

Solar Plate Etching

12 x 19 cm

$100.00 inc. GST

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Moth

Moth

Solar Plate Etching

12 x 19 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2014

$100.00 inc. GST

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Cockroach

Cockroach

Solar Plate Etching

12 x 19 cm

$100.00 inc. GST

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Dragon, Moth and Banksia Stem

Dragon, Moth and Banksia Stem

Solar Plate Etching

21.5 x 50 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$190.00 inc. GST

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Solar Plate Etching

30 x 25 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$110.00 inc. GST

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Large Dragonfly and Drawn Banksia Stem

Large Dragonfly and Drawn Banksia Stem

Solar Plate Etching

15 x 50 cm

$170.00 inc. GST

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Hakea, Moth and Banksia Pod

Hakea, Moth and Banksia Pod

Solar Plate Etching

28.5 x 38 cm

$190.00 inc. GST

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