Coot in Biro

Unframed fine art print

This wonderful piece of wall art captures the beauty and movement of a coot as it takes off from a frozen lake. The artist has used unique techniques with biro and oil paints to create this truly original piece of art. The print (including mount) measures 20 x 16 inches, which is a standard size, so frames can be bought off the shelf in many retailers, such as Ikea.


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Unframed fine art print

“We were staying in a chalet right by the side of a lake a few years ago. There was a large amount of wildlife there, especially birds, we saw moorhens, the ubiquitous ducks, egrets, a large roost of pied wagtails and lots of coots. It was the middle of winter, so the lake was mostly frozen. This painting is of a coot as it takes off, breaking the ice as it moves. It focuses on the feeling of glimpsing wildlife through vegetation as it disappears from view.

It was done predominantly in Bic biro, but I’ve also added white oil paint over the top of some areas. Initially doing this turns the biro ink blue, but this gradually changes, as the oils dry, until you are left with a yellow/brown aged look. This takes a few weeks to settle into its final colour, so you never quite know what it’s going to look like in the end.”

All fine art prints are painstakingly colour matched, printed and mounted by the artist himself. The prints are done on 100% cotton, fine art paper using specialist, colourfast inks, ensuring the highest possible durability of this beautiful image.

The finished unframed print measures 51cm x 40cm (20″ x 16″).

Additional information

Dimensions 0.5 × 51 × 40 cm
Dominant Colour

Black and White








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