PUFFIN TO WORRY ABOUT
Original Painting by Francesca Page
Handmade by the artist unique UV sensitive watercolour paint, gouache and ink on paper (mixed media) 300gsm Cotton paper
Size 594mm x 841mm (23.4” x 33.1”)
Year completed: 2021
Puffin to worry about – Story behind the artwork
Inspired by a photo I took on my visit to Skomer Island in May, 2021. It was a magical and very adorable day watching these tiny little creatures fly onto the wild and daisy filled cliffs, beaks filled with sand eels ready to feed their babies. I found it so funny watching them land and taking sometimes up to 10 minutes to find their burrows! I have named this painting ‘Puffin to worry about’ as a bit of a juxtaposition to what I experienced there. These birds where always running around manically trying to find their burrows and the process of landing, finding their burrow and taking off seemed to be a very stressful experience for them. They really are ridiculous birds but incredible hunters! I feel like my puffin painting is both striking and calming with the colour palette inspired by the rugged cliffs surrounding their home.
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"Thank you for stopping by, means the world. I specialise in Watercolour and colour with over 10 years of experience and a passion for capturing the natural world with my paint brushes. My work comes from a deep feeling from within that is ignited by my love for nature and my passion of exploring and diving. It’s these intermate moments under the waves that my art is born. I have an obsession for detail, colour theory and creating energy. A piece of my soul is in each painting and it is the most fulfilling experience for me as an artist to have my work in your homes around the world. Creating magic on your walls for people to love, cherish and to pass down for generations." - Francesca
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