Remember the Redwings

Remember the Redwings

Remember the Redwings

Remember the Redwings, hand painted on silk, mounted to fit 40 x 40 cm frame

With recent survey showing that children spend less time outdoors than prisoners and words like wren and conker recently excised from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, the wonders of the British countryside are fading from our national consciousness. As a child brought up in the countryside I was familiar with the names of common bird species and wildflowers and looked with excitement for them as the seasons passed. As an artist, I want to give people back the simple joys of seeing our native British flora and fauna. So……remember the redwings!

The redwing is most commonly encountered as a winter bird and is the UK’s smallest true thrush. Its creamy strip above the eye and orange-red flank patches make it distinctive