Paintings


 


Snowy Owl
•  Watercolour 24½ x 35½ inches (62 x 90 cms)
• £1750
A female Snowy Owl on a rocky hillside on Unst, Shetland, 19 June 1990. It was often mobbed by Oystercatchers and Lapwings. I painted this picture large as the bird was in such a grand setting and I wanted to capture the wildness of the landscape. What an experience!

Woodcock-2016

Woodcock

  • Watercolour 16 x 24 inches  (40.5 x 60.5 cms)
  • £550

Woodcocks regularly winter in our garden.  This one was almost out in the open where there had been a light fall of snow.


Pintails

  • Watercolour   11 x 17 inches  (28.5 x 43.5 cms)
  • £450

Four drake Pintails at Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, spring 2015.  Sometimes all four would up-end, just four pointed tails sticking up out of the water.  That would have made a strange painting!

Two-Avocets-2016
Preening Time

  • Watercolour   15 x 20 inches (38 x 52 cms)
  • £ 600

I found the unusual plumage patterns interesting on these two preening Avocets on Cley marsh

Two-Grey-Partridges-2016

Two Grey Partridges

  • Watercolour  16 x 12 inches (41 x 32cms)
  • £500

A study of a pair of partridges at the edge of a field, based on a very old pen and ink drawing of mine that I came across recently.

11 Birds of Africa Vol6 Plate15 Sunbirds-a

Sunbirds

  • Watercolour and gouache on Fabriano 5 HP paper.   18 x 13½  inches (46 x 34 cms)
  • Signed lower right
  • £350

This is an original illustration plate from Volume 6 of THE BIRDS OF AFRICA.  Several of the other plates are still available.  Please enquire through the contact form.

Ptarmigan-on-nest

Hen Ptarmigan on nest

  • Watercolour  11 x 16 inches  (29 X41 cms)
  • £450

We watched this Ptarmigan walk down onto her nest on Cairngorm, and she stayed on it even when we approached closely.


Rooks and Jackdaws in a gale

  • Watercolour  9½  x 14¾ inches (24.5 x 37.5 cms)
  • £360

This painting resulted from watching birds being blown around in the sky in a violent squall, with the rain making shining lines in the furrows.  It also inspired a poem which is in “Drawing Together” my little book of poems.

 

The Watch House

  • Watercolour 20 x 14 inches (35 x 50 cms)
  • £480

Half way to Blakeney point from Cley Beach, it is a favourite subject – tiny and distant under big skies.

Courting Redshanks

  • Watercolour 18 x35 inches (46 x 35 cms)
  • £600

I love the pretty display of Redshanks as he dances round her, with wings fluttering.

Chillingham Bull

  • Oil on board 23 x 20 inches (59 x 50 cms)
  • £1500

Having been interested in these medieval wild cattle for years, I painted this portrait in oils following a recent inspiring visit.