“Curlew Sentinels”


Framed Original Watercolour, image size approx. 60 x 45cm, available unframed (‘Contact Me’), on Arches acid free paper, comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.



Curlews have been favourite birds of mine since childhood. Their weird calls during the night had been a source of comfort while I was very young, because they stand still like statues and make no sound at all if anybody or anything is around. To hear their call meant that all was well with the world.

In my watercolour painting I tried to convey their aptitude at camouflage…….blending into their surrounds…….standing absolutely rigid…… so that one could easily pass within a metre and not see the birds at all.