Wild winter Sky, Morecambe Bay

Boxing Day at Plover Scar, Morecambe Bay, looking east to the Bowland Fells. The wind was freezing cold but there was a small flock of tiny birds flitting around through the hail. In the fields further inland there were lots of whooper swans. I like sketching with watercolour pencils, they’re softer than regular coloured pencils …

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Stainless Steel Heron Sculpture

I just finished polishing my new life-size heron sculpture, in 5 mm stainless steel. Here’s a preview. It will soon be for sale on my Etsy shop, WyrebirdStudio.

Madge The Malevolent Midge

It was my Dad’s birthday recently and I wanted to make him a charming dragonfly sculpture, but somehow instead this Gothic horror style fly appeared! I’m not sure you could ever create something that is very delicate when you start with two horseshoes. Dad seemed quite pleased with Madge though.

Curlew sculpture

I’d like to share a couple photos of my latest metal sculpture, a curlew. It is the first in a new series of sculptures of endangered British wildlife. (Sadly, this didn’t exactly narrow my options – finding species which aren’t endangered would be more difficult I think!) I’m at the start of exploring a new …

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Recent bird paintings

I’ve mainly been painting birds and woodland over the winter, I love both. Mainly I head to the coast to watch the birds and these paintings are from the Lune Estuary near where I live, and the barnacle geese from the Solway Firth in Galloway. The entire Svalbard population of barnacle geese overwinters on the …

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Wire bird sculptures

I’ve enjoyed experimenting with wire sculpture since I was 15, when I crafted a trio of chickens out of chicken wire and photographed them amongst our flock of hens, as part of my Higher Art project. Over the last year I’ve started creating things using wire again, as well as dabbling in ceramics and various …

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