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This stunning A4-size picture of a drumming snipe, created with feathers and ink, conjures up that iconic noise the snipe makes during their breeding season.
The two outer tail feathers project and as the snipe increases speed the feathers vibrate crating the ‘drumming’ noise. It is also noted that both female and male snipe can perform this as a distraction in instances of a predation of the nest.
About the artist
Clare has been drawing and painting since she was old enough to hold a pencil and studied art at Edinburgh College of Art and Leith School of Art, where she specialised in atmospheric oil paintings. After the birth of her first son in 2009, in a quiet moment at her parent’s kitchen table in Norfolk, Pheasant Feather Art was born. She picked up a pheasant feather from her father’s stash, dipped it in his fountain pen inks, and started “doodling”.
Clare took this idea back to Scotland, where she, her husband Charlie, and their two small boys live. Clare’s first pictures of fighting pheasants and British wildlife were a hit and her name and style have developed into the instantly recognisable artwork you see today. Clare has sold a few paintings at auction for the GWCT both in Scotland and England and served on the committee of the Edinburgh Ball when she lived in Edinburgh. The wildlife of the UK has always been close to Clare’s heart having grown up in a sporting household and having two boys and a husband mad about fishing and shooting.