The Gallery - Curlew Art For Sale

To support Curlew Action a number of artists have very generously donated pieces of their work to us to offer for sale.

Click here to see artworks that have already sold

About the art for sale in our Gallery

With its haunting call, its beautiful markings and its extraordinary bill, the Curlew has featured in fine art since time immemorial. 

We are therefore proud and hugely grateful to be able to offer for sale some fine paintings and sculptures of Curlews that current artists have enabled us to sell to raise funds to support our work to preserve Curlews.

For us, it is a really important source of income in these challenging times; for you, it is a chance to bring our iconic Curlew into your home at prices far lower than you would find in a gallery.

All pieces on this page have been made available to us by the artists and we give details etc with each piece. Some will be sold directly by the artist and we will receive a a minimum donation from them of at least 40%, while others have been given to us to receive 100% of the proceeds. 

Those sold by  the artist will be available at a set price but those given to us will be offered for a suggested donation amount, though of course you are welcome to donate more than we ask!

For most pieces postage will be extra, at the buyer's expense.

To enquire about purchasing any piece available here, please contact Alex. If you would like to donate your own artwork for sale in aid of Curlew Action, please contact Ellen.

Glass Curlew - by Maureen Brand

Made from Stained Glass, Copper Foil, Solder, Patina, stands on a Whisky Barrel Stave and measures approximately 12” long, 10” high and 4” wide

Each piece of glass is individually cut by hand by Maureen in Tweedbank, Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, a the rich and diverse area of Scotland that inspires her work. She also holds Demonstrations and beginners Stained Glass Workshops and welcomes enquiries for commissions. She currently makes the trophies for The Scottish Alpaca Championships and was commissioned to make commemorative pieces for 40th Anniversary of The Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2021 and 90th Anniversary of The Clarsach Society 2021.

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Maureen will donate 50% of the sale price to Curlew Action

Sale Price:

£150

plus postage and packing

 

Inganess Whaap - by Ingrid Nilsson

Handmade lino cut print in dark brown and light birds' egg green-grey, 28 x 19cm

Inspired by my recent trip to Orkney, where I had some amazing experiences sea swimming with the wildlife around me. This particular day I swam in Inganess Bay by Kirkwall, accompanied by the calls of various seabirds and a light drizzle, in a flat calm sea. Absolutely magical. Whaap is the Orkney word for the Curlew, which has one of the most haunting calls of all. A celebration of our connection with the natural world.

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Ingrid will donate 50% of the sale price to Curlew Action

6 unique pieces available

Sale Price:

£32

each, plus postage and packing

 

Willow curlews made at Broadrake - by Phil Bradley

Willow Sculptures, 50 cm tall

I have a passion for the handmade and homegrown, making everyday objects that are a joy to use. My work is traditional but continues to evolve. I produce a range of baskets and site specific sculptural work.

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Phil will donate 100% of the sale price to Curlew Action

2 Available

Sale Price:

£50

each, including UK postage and packing

 

The Curlew - by Gemma Anderson

Original Lino Print 7.5" in diameter - Paper: Traditional archival Somerset Paper 300gsm.

I love birdwatching, and whenever walking at my local marsh I always see one or two of these amazing birds. They are fascinating to watch and are so unusual and beautiful. The more I learn about them the more I love them. I want to do what I can to support charities like Curlew Action that are helping to protect them and educate others about them. .

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Gemma will donate 50% of the sale price to Curlew Action

Sale Price:

Unmounted £18   Mounted £22

plus £3.50 postage and packing

 

Curlew, Mountain Hares and Thrift - by David Bennett

Acrylic on panel 51 x 35cm

On Mull the mountain hares feed on the seaweed and thrift on the seashore.  Here they are joined by a curlew.

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David will donate 40% of the sale price to Curlew Action

Sale Price:

£450

plus postage and packing

 

Calling Curlew and Hare - by David Bennett

Watercolour, 34 x 51cm

In March the evocative call of the curlew is a sure sign that spring is on the way.

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David will donate 40% of the sale price to Curlew Action

Sale Price:

£400

plus postage and packing

 

Calling Curlew - by David Bennett

Watercolour, 34 x 51cm

To me the call of the curlew is the sound of freedom and wide open spaces.

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David will donate 40% of the sale price to Curlew Action

Sale Price:

£400

plus postage and packing

 

Juvenile Curlew - by David Bennett

Watercolour, 34 x 51cm

For a young curlew life is precarious on the ground, once they can master the art of flying they are a little safer.  Here a young curlew strengthens its muscles and finds its wings.

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David will donate 40% of the sale price to Curlew Action

Sale Price:

£400

plus postage and packing

 

Curlews and Otters - by David Bennett

Watercolour, 51 x 71cm

Mull still has good numbers of breeding curlews.  On the coast they can often be seen alongside otters.

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David will donate 40% of the sale price to Curlew Action

Sale Price:

£650

plus postage and packing

 

'Curlews at Pett Level' by Jim Northover

Woodcut, 13 x 13.5 cm 

Limited edition woodcut on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm. Edition of 20 prints, each numbered and signed by the artist. Each print is on A4 (210x297mm)

About the work/ artist:

Jim Northover is a designer, writer and artist who lives near Rye, East Sussex. Birds have long been a part of his life. Curlews and the landscapes they love occupy a special place in his imagination. All sale proceeds go directly to support Curlew Action.

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Jim is donating 100% of the sale price of all 20 prints to Curlew Action

Sale Price

£50 (18 available)

plus postage and packing

Collograph Curlew Print - by Anna Tosney

The last of 20 numbered prints.
The print measures aprox. 50 cm x 70 cm.

About the artist:

"I’m a Yorkshire based artist/printmaker, specialising in drypoint and monoprint techniques. When I’m not in the studio, I can often be found stalking farmers and admiring sheep and cattle. My inspiration comes from the world around me – The changing weather and seasons, the animals in the fields, the birds in the trees, the farmers and drystone wallers at work."

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Sale Price:

£195

including postage and packing

'Curlews' by Sarah Hannis

Lino Print, paper 21.5 x 26.5 cm, printed area 14.5 x 20.5 cm

Original lino print, hand-printed, open edition. Burnt Umber ink on pale cream coloured Awagami Japanese washi paper made from bamboo & recycled paper. Each print is hand-titled, numbered and signed by the artist and comes in a biodegradable, transparent, in a card-backed envelope. All packaging is plastic-free.

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Sarah will donate 50% of the sale price to Curlew Action

Sale Price

£30 unmounted and unframed

plus postage and packing

"Sunny December Day" by Panna Zsamba

Ink and watercolour on Fabriano HP 640g watercolour paper, 28 x 38 cm

Curlews are not so rare in my area, but I only see them solitary, and I've spotted a pair only once. The problem, as I've learnt, is the decline of breeding pairs as they can't successfully breed here. This artwork was created for Curlew Action's art competition. The theme: What does the Curlew mean to you? My answer in short is that I cannot imagine a seashore without them, they are part of the picture I have in mind when I think of these shores. The image I painted here is an illustration of this picture, a lonely curlew foraging in a winter day.

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Sale Price

£100

plus postage and packing

"Fragile" by Janno

A painting of the Eastern Curlew, mixed media on canvas and approx 61 cm x 47cm

I wanted to reflect the isolation that everyone is feeling now and channel  it through the vulnerability and near isolation of the Curlew.  The word 'fragile' is also there in the sand.

The 'e' in fragile is upside down and back to front to reflect the topsy turvy world that we live in at present.

The painting is a humble gesture and imperfect and I based the bird on one of David Hollands Curlew photographs from his wader book to make it more personal and thread another connection...

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Suggested donation:

£500

plus postage and packing

"The Cry of the Curlew" by Conor O'Connell

(2019)  Watercolour, 13 x 11 inches

This was shortlisted for the 2019 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition, in the'Human Impact' category (I think the painting and it's title speak for themselves)

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Conor will donate 40% of the sale price of "The Cry of the Curlew" (the original watercolour and any prints) to Curlew Action.

Sale Price

Original Watercolour SOLD

PRINTS:
Mounted  14'' X 11'',  €20.00 (approx £18)
Mounted  10'' X 8'',  €12.00 (approx £11)
Framed 14" x 11" €55 (approx £48)
Framed 10" x 8" €32 (approx £28)

plus postage and packing

"Curlew Symmetry" - by Mark Gibbs

Mixed media including Geltsdale mud with acrylic gold on watercolour board.  Image size 46 cm x 36 cm. White frame with white mount and museum quality non reflective glass. Framed size about 60cm x 50 cm

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Mark will donate 40% of the sale price of "Curlew Symmetry" to Curlew Action.

Sale Price:

£600

plus postage and packing

"Curlew at Sunrise" - by James Currell

print - A4, unmounted

James will donate 40% of the proceeds from the sale of 'Curlew at Sunrise' to Curlew Action 

Sale Price:

£35

plus postage and packing

"Curlew Wading" - by James Currell

print - A4, unmounted

James will donate 40% of the proceeds from the sale of 'Curlew Wading' to Curlew Action 

Sale Price:

£50

plus postage and packing

"Numenius arquata" - by Mark Gibbs

mixed media sculpture -  about life-size approx. 45cm long

   I create animal sculpture and assemblages referencing shamanism and history. My mixed media landscape painting depicts mysterious forest; the animal’s habitat and a threatened ecosystem. All my work considers the preciousness of life and its fleeting nature. It is a meditation on the fragility of life, and the tragedy of obsolete power.

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Mark will donate 40% of the sale price of "Numenius arquata" to Curlew Action.

Sale Price:

£800

plus postage and packing

"Curlew Pair" - by Mark Gibbs

Mixed media including Geltsdale mud with acrylic gold on watercolour board  Image size 46 cm x 36 cm

White frame with white mount and museum quality non reflective glass. Framed size about 60cm x 50 cm

My mixed media landscape painting depicts mysterious forest; the animal’s habitat and a threatened ecosystem. All my work considers the preciousness of life and its fleeting nature. It is a meditation on the fragility of life, and the tragedy of obsolete power.

Visit the website of Mark Gibbs

Mark will donate 40% of the sale price of "Curlew Pair" to Curlew Action.

Sale Price:

£600

plus postage and packing

Curlews in the Estuary - but for how long? (inscribed) No 1 - by Hilary Kington

image 25 x 25 cm,  border 6.5 cm

Before the ink dried I scribed the curlew's plight into the curves of the mud and onto the curlew’s back. Curlews have a hauntingly melancholic call but it is a joy to see and hear them in the estuary. This is something that future generations deserve to experience too, so it is up to us to make sure they can. 

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Sale Price:

£275

plus postage and packing

Curlews in the Estuary - but for how long? (inscribed) No 2 - by Hilary Kington

image 25 x 25 cm,  border 6.5 cm

Before the ink dried I scribed the curlew's plight into the curves of the mud and onto the curlew’s back. Curlews have a hauntingly melancholic call but it is a joy to see and hear them in the estuary. This is something that future generations deserve to experience too, so it is up to us to make sure they can. 

Visit the website of Hilary Kington

Sale Price:

£275

plus postage and packing

"The Curlew Call" by Carne Griffiths

Ink and tea with graphite and pigment pen on bockingford watercolour paper 535gsm with hand torn edges unframed at 50 x 70cm

Working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea,  Griffiths’ fascination with drawing focuses on the creation and manipulation of the drawn line. Images are recorded in a dreamlike sense onto the page where physical boundaries are unimportant. His work creates a journey of escapism which focuses on scenes of awe and wonder, projecting a sense of abandonment and inviting the viewer to share and explore this inner realm.

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Suggested donation:

£3,500

plus postage and packing

"Running Curlew" - by Fiona Smith

Bronze sculpture approx. 30 cm x 15 cm x 9 cm

I learned the art of Bronze Casting at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and have been exhibiting regularly for the past 25 years. My inspiration comes from early naturalist illustrators such as Audubon and Bartram. And the beautiful wading birds which I see on my walks around County Meath, where I now  live and work.

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Fiona will donate 45% of the sale price of "Running Curlew" to Curlew Action.

Sale Price:

£1500

plus postage and packing

"Small Curlew" - by Fiona Smith

Bronze sculpture approx. 25 cm x 7 cm x 13 cm

I learned the art of Bronze Casting at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and have been exhibiting regularly for the past 25 years. My inspiration comes from early naturalist illustrators such as Audubon and Bartram. And the beautiful wading birds which I see on my walks around County Meath, where I now  live and work.

Visit the website of Fiona Smith

Fiona will donate 45% of the sale price of "Small Curlew" to Curlew Action.

Sale Price:

£1500

plus postage and packing

"Mexican Wave" - by Fiona Smith

The Artists Model from an edition called "Mexican Wave" - Bronze sculpture approx. 36 cm x 25 cm x 10 cm

I learned the art of Bronze Casting at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and have been exhibiting regularly for the past 25 years. My inspiration comes from early naturalist illustrators such as Audubon and Bartram. And the beautiful wading birds which I see on my walks around County Meath, where I now  live and work.

Visit the website of Fiona Smith

Fiona will donate 45% of the sale price of "Mexican Wave" to Curlew Action.

Sale Price:

£3900

plus postage and packing

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