Marine life

Sea Lion 2016 by Stephanie Burns
Sea Lion 2016 by Stephanie Burns Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in, Signed bottom left © Stephanie Burns 2018


I paint marine life to raise awareness of our responsibilities to the creatures in our oceans.

Having painted the great white humpback whale, Migaloo, twenty five times now, I was thrilled to hear the news that a white calf has been spotted off the east coast of Australia.

Over the next 6 months I will be developing a series of paintings of Yirili, the new calf.

Quite strangely, and something that happens with art and artists, I painted Migaloo with a white calf back in 2013 a number of times.

This week Kynan Wall the photographer, got in touch with me when I posted his image on Instagram with the story about the sighting of a white humpback calf being sighted off the east coast of Australia.

Image Credit © Kynan Wall 2018
Yirili Image Credit © Kynan Wall 2018


During my conversation Kynan I learnt more about the calf and Kynan.

“Hi! Love your work!
It’d be great if you’d like to paint Yirili using my photo!
(I’m not indigenous… just thought it’d be nice to acknowledge the local bundjalung people and name the calf using the local language)

I am a sailor and a pilot and if this pic can raise awareness for doing something about helping the ocean it would be absolutely amazing!” Kynan Wall

Pics from Kynan Wall and Out Of The Blue Adventures

You can follow the journey of the paintings as they progress on

And my blog.

Below is the Beauty of Whales. My painting of Migaloo, an albino calf and a juvenile humpback whale.

The Beauty of Whales by Stephanie Burns
The Beauty of Whales 2013 by Stephanie Burns Oil on Canvas 121 x 199 cm SOLD © Stephanie Burns

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