Magpie moon art painting

Magpie Giclée Fine Art Print

So I must surely be stretching the good will to all with my portrait of the much maligned magpie. After all, they steal eggs, murder fledglings and rob little old ladies in the park.

There are myths and legends of all types – negative and positive all concocted by man.

Magpies are nature’s cleaners. You don’t have to like what they do, but it’s an important part of our ecosystem. Not everything is black and white, especially magpies. Appreciate their iridescent plumage shining in the sun and understand they’re an integral part of our world for a reason.

So with all that in mind, and their fabled fascination with all things silvery and shiny, I drew this young magpie exploring in my garden. He wondered what might be inside the tube that holds up the brolly. I think if there was a sixpence at the bottom, he would have figured out a way to get to it. It was on the same day as a full moon which I captured on camera, and it felt right that the two would become one artwork.

Tenacious, intelligent, beautiful.

Using my digital tablet and pen (hey, if it’s good enough for David Hockney it’s good enough for me!) allows me to get closer to the subject before even getting my hands on clay and creating sculptures from my encounters.

Print details

12″ x 12″ printed on Hahnemühle German Etching paper – a natural white, sustainably sourced, uncoated paper with a similar texture to Tintoretto Gesso. Acid-free and mould-made it’s ideal for Fine Art Prints and highly-detailed photography.

Hand-signed by me before being packaged inside a compostable wrapper and recyclable cardboard envelope for safe delivery.

Open edition print

Fine Print

The colour of the print may vary from that of your screen due to the nature of print vs digital viewing.

The frame and surround are not included.


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Paper texture closeup