Cy Baker

Award Winning Artist


Mute Swan

Swan in Biro





£65- A3 Framed Print

£49 - A3 Unframed Print


Swans are a symbol of love and loyalty, as it was thought they always mate for life. The good news is that this is mostly, but not exclusively true. They also have a reputation for aggression, especially when defending their young. It is often said they can break your arm, but fortunately, unless you're extremely unlucky, this isn't true. Although, it's best not to test this one out!

It is this duality that I wanted to capture here. A striking beauty, yet with a flint core that is very ready to defend itself and its own. A very fitting symbol for love indeed.

I have used quite a bit of oil in this biro piece as it definitely needed to be white and the beak creates a wonderful contrast.

Buying Information


All original paintings, if available, use hand-made frames that are painted to the finest specifications. The colours are individually selected to match each piece of art, ensuring the best finish possible. The frames for prints (if available) are standard sized, pre-made, frames that are solid wood and made to the highest quality.


At present, I can only ship to the UK via the web site. A contribution to shipping costs has been included in the price to make things easier.

I can ship to other destinations, but I'll need you to get in touch, using the contact me form, for a quote if buying from outside the UK.

All the art I sell is packaged extremely carefully, to keep your painting safe for it's journey, no matter how far. This can take some time, especially with original paintings, however, I aim to ship all art within 2 working days.