Oystercatchers in Orange & Green

Acrylic on canvas by Ian Claxton

Oystercatchers in Orange & Green

Ian Claxton

Oystercatchers in Orange & Green
Ian Claxton
Artwork Size (cm)
16cm x 16cm


About The Piece
This painting was painted en plein air, at Breydon Water in Norfolk. It is a painting of oystercatchers in the early evening light, in August, painted during low tide. As the tide receded and exposed the mudflats, the roosting oystercatchers started to wake up, wandering – ambling even – across the mud, looking for dinner. Ian has been fascinated by the natural world since childhood and felt compelled to record it. His career as an artist began at 18 and he held his first one-man show at age 19. Ian works mostly with Acrylics, enjoying its versatility and has exhibited widely around the UK. Ian also does Illustration for books, fiction and nonfiction, television documentary and museum displays. He is a regular illustrator for the RSPB’s membership magazines, working with them for over 15 years. He also volunteers for the RSPB, collecting data for breeding populations surveys. In 2001 he set up a design consultancy which he co-runs (Ugly Studios) specialising in design for the cultural and conservation sectors.

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.