The Gallery - Curlew Art That Has Been Sold

To support Curlew Action a number of artists have very generously donated artwork to us. We are most grateful to all these artists whose pieces have sold through our website.

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"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)

Visit the website of Conor O'Connell

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

"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:

SOLD

plus postage and packing

'Precious' by Joanna Martin

This is a four colour reduction linocut print on 220g Fabriano paper and is a limited edition of 17.

Size: printed area 200 x 200mm, sheet size 350 x 330mm

I am a designer/printmaker based near Strangford Lough in County Down and I am passionate about wading birds, particularly the curlew.  I was inspired to create this print specifically for World Curlew Day to illustrate the vulnerability of the Curlew’s nest or ‘Scrape’ positioned as it is on the ground.  

'Precious' is my interpretation of a clutch of speckled pale olive-green curlew eggs, sitting so precariously on the ground, hidden in the grass.  I have added some lettering referring to the cry of the curlew, an evocative sound which can vary from "curlee, curlee" to a bubbling trill floating above the landscape as they fly away. 

Visit the website of Joanna Martin

Joanna is donating the first of the edition to Curlew Action.

Sale Price:

SOLD

plus postage and packing

'Curlew on Guard' by Joanna Martin

This is a four colour reduction linocut print carved out of a single block of linoleum, it is printed on 220gm Fabriano paper and is a limited edition of 20.

Size: printed area 300 x 300mm, sheet size 485 x 425mm

I am a designer/printmaker based near Strangford Lough in County Down and I am passionate about wading birds, particularly the curlew.  I was inspired to create this print specifically for World Curlew Day to illustrate the vulnerability of the Curlew’s nest or ‘Scrape’ positioned as it is on the ground.  

Here the female is on guard as her mate flies overhead.  It is meant to represent one of the few remaining boggy, wetland areas in Northern Ireland where curlews still return to breed. 

Visit the website of Joanna Martin

Joanna is donating the first of the edition to Curlew Action.

Sale Price:

SOLD

plus postage and packing

'Eric (Morecambe); Iron Curlew - by Stephanie Smith

Driftwood, Iron Wire, H 33 x W 28 x D 14 cm 

Eric is getting ready to preen....

This Curlew is my little tribute to a local hero, Eric Morecambe, one half of the comedic duo Morecambe and Wise!

He has been constructed from iron wire (some of which is recycled) and sits atop a piece of driftwood, gathered from the shore outside.

Visit the Etsy Shop of Stephanie Smith to purchase

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

Sale Price

SOLD

plus postage and packing

'Hope of a Brighter Future' by Owen Williams

Watercolour, 23 x 29 cm

I have been a professional wildlife artist for 36 years and the call of curlew in the spring near my home in West Wales was the soundtrack of my youth. It is deeply saddening that I no longer hear this beautiful sound today - that is why I am happy to donate art to help raise funds for this initiative that brings hope for the reversal of the recent decline in breeding curlew in the UK.

Visit the website of Owen Williams

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

Sale Price

SOLD

plus postage and packing

"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

"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  

"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.

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SOLD

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

"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

"Orkney Whaup" - by Jenny McLaren

"Whaup" is the word for Curlew in the local dialect.

 15x15cm wood panel,  section of out of copyright OS map scanned and printed with archival inks.

2cm deep edge, painted white, acrylic ink, watercolour, graphite pencil, matt acrylic spray varnish, ready to hang and also sits nicely on a shelf

The birds I paint are embedded in the places they inhabit. I paint on out of copyright OS maps that I scan and print using archival inks. The translucent nature of acrylic inks and watercolour allows the map to remain visible. I add random marks, lines and flecks of paint to trace the movement of wind and birds over the landscape. It will be a such loss if we do nothing to stop the decline of these beautiful birds and their habitat.

Visit the website of Jenny McLaren

Jenny will donate 100% of the sale price of "Orkney Whaup" to Curlew Action.

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

"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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