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Gull Billed Tern

Strictly speaking this Gull-billed Tern painting should belong in my Egypt collection, since I saw it and did the preliminary sketches during my Egypt field trip in 2008.

I'd been commissioned to illustrate a research project investigating the wildlife species depicted in Ancient Egypt. We had a hectic six-week tour visiting museums and historic sites across the country, rising early to work before the sun got too intense. We'd return to the hotel in the afternoon, hot, tired and dusty.

After freshening up it was absolute bliss to sit by the banks of the Nile with a cool drink watching the Gull-billed Terns soaring and swooping for insects. As always I had my sketchbook handy. I tried to capture the sense of freedom and the beautiful light as the sun descended over the Nile.

This picture always brings back that feeling - life is good.

Why choose an original painting?

- Be the envy of your friends and family - no one else will have this painting

- Treat your home and your family to a unique and special piece of artwork

- Rekindle memories of a special trip

- Put the perfect finishing touch to your room

Why choose a greetings card based on an original painting?

- Colours as fresh and vibrant as the original painting

- A unique card - no high street store duplicates

- Send the beauty of nature

- Conveys freedom, positive momentum - perfect for a graduation, new job, leaving card, or thank you card

 

Cards
Greetings card, blank for your own message
Approx 20cm x 15cm / 8" x 6"
£1.95 postage included

 

Original:
Framed original in acrylics for sale £360.00
Approx 36cm x 46cm /
14" x 18"

Shipping not included. Please contact me for further details and delivery options.

 

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