Donna Sceney

2021 Calendar Competition

Donna Sceney

‘Weedy Seadragon’

Acrylic on canvas

91.4 x 60.9cm

Not For Sale



Study of a Weedy Sea dragon, one of the unique creatures that inhabit our southern waters.


How does your work engage with the theme ‘The World at Home’?

The opportunity to paint this piece was in a strange way brought about by restrictions giving me some uninterrupted time to paint. I was intrigued when I saw a Weedy Sea dragon washed up on the beach. Even in its deceased and decaying state I was surprised how much colour remained. After doing some research I was taken with how beautiful these creatures are. Like seahorses, male sea dragons also rear their young – and I was reminded of some dads that perhaps were having more hands-on roles with online learning and less childcare options a new reality this year.