Resurgence 01

Paintings

Original oil painting on paper with gold leaf depicting the Kingfisher, part of my new in progress series of British birds that were once endangered but are now fighting back. Many of our birds and more exotic species were hunted to near extinction for their feathers to adorn Victorian hats, until a group of women realised the damage they were inflicting for their vanity, and started a society banning the wearing of feathers from birds not killed for food. Those women changed their world for the better and their club grew into the RSPB, the UK’s biggest conservation society. These little birds represent my hope that we learn from the past and realised it’s not too late to change behaviour for our own greed or vanities

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