Sarais Crawshaw – Roost

Mixed Media, Original | 52 × 52 cm | Framed


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Sculptural bare oak trees hosted a heronry where Sarais Crawshaw watched the huge birds and their chicks. Working in papercut allowed her to create a graphic quality to the image, and weaving the nest from strips of paper increased Sarais’ admiration for the birds who did it all with their beaks.

Papercut and mixed media


From childhood, Sarais was encouraged to be curious about the natural world, and has concentrated in her art on wildlife and wild places, largely in Britain. After teaching art in secondary school, Sarais has worked freelance for forty years. Her aim is to capture some of the character and behaviour of animals by close observation, and to use her research to create a story in her work. She uses a variety of media from acrylic paint to papercut, sometimes mixing media in one work.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.