Wren in Hawthorn framed
Wren in Hawthorn
Wren in Hawthorn framed edge view
Wren in Hawthorn framed corner
Wren in Hawthorn detail

Wren in Hawthorn

Original Artwork

One of Britain’s favourite birds is at the centre of this stunning piece of art. That, and one of Britain’s most loved trees. The hawthorn. They combine together in perfect synthesis, creating a wonderfully beautiful composition. Nothing else can match owning an original piece of art, where you can see and feel the unique textures and every detail of the original artwork.

Size: 34 x 34cm framed, 30 x 30cm unframed.

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Original Artwork

“Wrens have always been one of my favourite birds, they have such a secretive charm to them. Known across most of European folklore as the king of birds, due to their reputation for cunning. Such lofty aspirations seem unlikely when you think of their tiny size (although not Britain’s smallest, that title belongs to the goldcrest) and secretive nature. We were lucky enough to see a wren in a Hawthorn tree whilst out walking and this seemed the perfect combination. The king of birds sitting in a tree known as the abode of fairies.

I draw with Bic biros on raw linen canvas. To prepare the surface I lighten the canvas with a white oil paint wash. Once this is dry, I draw with the biro, as I would with pencil on paper. After the drawing is complete, it’s varnished (to fix the ink in place) and more white oil paint is used to add light and finalise the composition. The Bic ink is actually surprisingly versatile, in terms of its colour. If I want a blue tinge to the work I can smudge it, and a sepia tinge can be achieved by layering white oil paint over it. The paint interacts with the ink as it dries, changing the colour.”


I make all my own frames for my original artworks, I use mouldings, paints and varnishes of the finest specification. The colours are individually selected to match each piece of art, ensuring the best finish possible.


At present, I can only ship to the UK via the website. 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. I have years of experience packaging original artworks for transport to all parts of the world, so you can have faith your unique piece of art will arrive safe and sound. This can take some time, especially with original paintings, however, I aim to ship all art within 2 working days.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 75 × 5 × 75 cm


Dominant Colour

Black and White







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