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.

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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 securing any piece here please contact Mary Colwell at Curlew Action.

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. 

Visit the website of Hilary Kington

Sale Price:

£275

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

Visit the website of Mark Gibbs

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

Sale Price:

£600

plus postage and packing

"The Plight of the Curlew", by Andrew Coslett

Watercolour, approx. 50 cm x 40 cm

Penarth born artist Andrew Coslett has worked in the graphics industry for over thirty years. His original paintings can be found in private collections throughout the world.

Andrew’s inspiration has developed from his love of Art and Photography and a strong sense of his Welsh heritage. With his unique style he has chosen to portray the heart of Welsh communities, displaying both their historical, and cultural aspects.

Visit the website of Andrew Coslett

Suggested donation:

£300

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

"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...

Visit the website of Janno

Suggested donation:

£500

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.

Visit the website of Mark Gibbs

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

Sale Price:

£800

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.

Visit the website of Carne Griffiths

Suggested donation:

£3,500

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

"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.

Visit the website of Fiona Smith

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

Sale Price:

£1500

plus postage and packing

Moon and Curlew (inscribed) - by Hilary Kington

image 20 x 20 cm,  border with curlew imprint 9 cm

This is a winter view of “my" salt marsh and one that is played out around our coastline. The words scribed into the landscape are of concerns for the future of these birds and their wild places. In centuries to come the moon will still rise and pull the tides in and out but will the curlews still be here? It would be a sad and empty landscape without them. 

Visit the website of Hilary Kington

SOLD

"McCurlew", by Gemma Waters

Oil on wooden box panel, 20 cm square.

Gemma is a wildlife and landscape artist based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

‘Spending time in the landscape and amongst wildlife is a basic need for me and strongly feeds into my artistic practice. There are absences in the places I walk, observe and draw. Fields, woodland and rivers that were once filled with bird song, paws scampering, the glimmer of an insect wing.  I seek out the places where precious life hangs on and then create my own image of it. A statement of hope for life, not extinction’.

Visit the website of Gemma Waters

SOLD

"Sketches for Mural" by ATM

Original sketches for the mural in Tower Hamlets in London, featured on our 'Podcasts' page.

These original sketches will be offered alongside prints of the completed street mural, framed together as a collage, telling the story of this important work of urban art.

Ultimately we can, and must, welcome birds and ecological abundance back to our country.

Birds are often the most noticeable creatures to disappear, their loss the warning sign that something is fundamentally wrong in the way we treat our environment. They are the canary in the mine.

Visit the Street Art website of ATM

SOLD

"Cotton Grass Curlew" by Moira McTague

Original etching in presentation box

See more images of Moira's etching here: Cotton Grass Curlew image a; Cotton Grass Curlew image b; Cotton Grass Curlew image c.

As an etcher, the physical processes of working on the etching plate and the infinite possibilities of etching methods are as important to me as the subject matter. In both painting and etching I strive to achieve a sense of balance and harmony.

Visit the website of Moira McTague

SOLD

"Flight" - by Mark Gibbs

Watercolour with Geltsdale mud and gold acrylic on watercolour board - Image size approx. 46 cm x 36 cm.

White frame with white border, with museum quality non-reflective glass.  Framed size approx. 60 cm 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 "Flight" to Curlew Action.

SOLD

Available on Commission

"Into The Fray" - by Kitty Harvill

Watercolour on Arches cold press, 300 paper - approx 21 cm x 38 cm

"Into The Fray" was painted especially for World Curlew Day 2020

Kitty and her husband, naturalist Christoph Hrdina, are the founders and leaders of ABUN - Artists & Biologists United for Nature - a Facebook group which supports biologists and conservation organizations through artwork produced by the membership and donated for educational and marketing purposes to raise awareness.

Kitty has also made a World Curlew Day poster...

Visit the website of Kitty Harvill

Kitty will donate 40% of the sale price of "Into the Fray" to Curlew Action.

SOLD  

"Curlew" - by Mark Gibbs

Mixed media including Geltsdale mud with acrylic gold on watercolour board - Image size  about 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" to Curlew Action.

SOLD

Available on Commission

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