Print – Limited Edition Sugar Glider
About The Artist:
Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Traci studied Interior Design, graduating in 1977. She worked for the Art & Design, Textile Craft and Art & Craft Departments at Melbourne State College before pursuing an Associate Diploma of Visual Arts in 1995.
Living on an isolated bush block in the mountains neighbouring the Snowy River National Park in far East Gippsland, Traci was inspired by the abundant wildlife and developed a passion for painting, exhibiting her Wildlife Art from 1989.
Holding 2 solo exhibitions & participating in many group exhibitions, she was also represented in many regional and Metropolitan Galleries. Her paintings are held in private and corporate collections across Australia, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Canada, America and England.
Traci was selected as a finalist in the Australian Artist Magazine’s 1998 Watercolour Art Prize.
Water colour and gouache along with airbrush ink bring these Australian birds and animals to life. Limited Edition Prints of her paintings are available exclusively through WWOOF Australia.
The Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary foods like sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel.
Sugar gliders are highly social animals. They live in family groups or colonies consisting of up to seven adults, plus the current season's young. Up to four age classes may exist within each group, although some sugar gliders are solitary, not belonging to a group. They engage in social grooming, which in addition to improving hygiene and health, helps bond the colony and establish group identity.
Within social communities, there are two codominant males who suppress subordinate males, but show no aggression towards each other. These co-dominant pairs are more related to each other than to subordinates within the group; and share food, nests, mates, and responsibility for scent marking of community members and territories