Tag Archives: bird art

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

My extreme close up portraits cut out any distractions, giving the viewer an intimate study of the creature portrayed. My Snowy Owl portrait  captures the full intensity of the focused stare of this beautiful bird.

Acrylic on Canvas 24 inches x 24 inches. Original Artwork Available

Prints will be available soon.

The Owl and the Pussycat – Owl

The Owl and the Pussycat (Owl)

The Owl…

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note. – Edward Lear.

This wasn’t originally intended as an illustration for the famous children’s poem by Edward Lear. I have been working on a series of extreme close ups of animals, and this piece went so well with the tabby cat, it was only fitting that they should become a set. Happily, they have remained a set, as they were sold together.

Acrylics on Canvas, 8 inches by 8 inches. Original Sold.

Prints will be available soon.

 

Ribbon of Fate

ribbonravenweb - Ribbon of Fate

Eastern mythology often refers to a red string or ribbon that connects people who are fated to be together. The idea intrigues me – these threads of fate that link us all, outside our control. Ravens are associated with omens and portents. Traditionally they are birds of mystery and trickery. So if life ever takes an unexpected spin, maybe there’s a raven playing with your ribbon of fate.

Watercolour. 32cm x 21cm

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Storm Bringer

freebird - Storm Bringer

Storm Bringers, masters of the sky, riding the maelstrom, spreading chaos in their wake.

Watercolour and Acrylic Ink. 31cmx21cm.

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When Ravens Dream

When Ravens Dream painting in acrylic ink and watercolour, by ?Helen Frost Rich

I dreamed of a raven with blue eyes holding a blue egg in its beak. When I woke up, I just knew I had to try to capture the ethereal, slightly otherworldy magical quality of that dream. Imagine a dense forest, ancient mossy green trees, a mystical quality to the light, and the raucous call of a raven. Nothing is quite as it first appears in this place. I may visit here again.

Acrylic Inks and Acrylic Gouache 24cmx34cm.

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Arwen the Black Kite

Painting of a Black Kite bird of prey by Helen Frost Rich

The beautiful Black Kite is not a native species in the UK. This is a painting of Arwen, one of the birds at Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre, in Northumberland. Arwen is quite a character who likes to steal people’s hats and fly off with them.

Many thanks to Ray and his team for letting me photograph and draw their beautiful birds. If you happen to be in the area, do go and visit.

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