Tag Archives: bird art

The Harbinger

 

harbinger - The Harbinger

Under the light of a wintery full moon, the Harbinger unravels the red string and plays with the fate of mortals.

Is he related to the Raven with the Ribbon?

 

Watercolour, 31cm x 21cm.

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Phoenix Fire

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Phoenix Fire

The legendary Phoenix bird, consumed by fire and reborn from the ashes.

A fitting start for a new series of paintings – Birds of Myth and Legend.

Acrylic on Board, 18inches x 14inches.

Original painting – £450

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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 painting – £650

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The Owl and the Pussycat – Owl

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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

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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

Original painting – £450

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A Place Among The Stones

stones - A Place Among The Stones

‘A place among the stones’ was inspired by the ethereal beauty of our ancient land , and a piece of music of the same name, by the brilliant uilleann piper, Davy Spillane.

Watercolour 32cmx 22cm

Original painting – £350

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Storm Bringer

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

Watercolour and Acrylic Ink. 31cmx21cm.

11″x8″ watercolour and coloured pencil.

Original painting – £450

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The Raven Portal

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On a bright day, the blackest of shadows flutters across your vision and disappears into the deepest woodland. A raven-shaped hole in the very fabric of reality.

Watercolour 29cm x 21cm

Original painting – £350

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When Ravens Dream

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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.

Original painting – £400

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Lakeside Coot

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I often see coots near my local fishing lake. They are normally quite shy birds, so it’s always a privilege when one lets you get close. The saying ‘Bald as a coot’ refers to their young, as the chicks have a prominent pink bald patch on the top of their heads.

Watercolour.

Sold.

Hector the Bateleur Eagle

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This is Hector, the Bateleur Eagle. I’ve been experimenting with a looser style of painting recently. I am really enjoying the flow of colours together, and the way the watercolour pigments react with each other to create fascinating effects.

Watercolour 17cm x 12cm

Original painting – £200

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