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Ian Davey painting on swan feather

Ian Davey painting on swan feather

Gallery of fabulous nature inspired images – Ian Davey painting on swan feather

Ian Davey painting on swan feather
British artist Ian Davey draws very beautiful paintings of birds and butterflies, fish and animals, flowers and trees on the white swan feathers. According to the talented and creative artist, he collects feathers of these graceful, majestic birds from a swannery near his home in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. Meanwhile, each work takes up to a week. First, the artist cleans the white feathers, then individually straighten them out with tweezers. And finally, begins the process of painting.

Painting on swan feather by British artist Ian Davey

Butterfly, leaves and flowers. Painting on swan feather by British artist Ian Davey

The former gamekeeper, Ian Davey picked up a paintbrush for the first time in 2004, and now his works sell for around £700 each. “I eventually started with a traditional canvas five years ago and discovered to my surprise that I was quite adept at painting”.
Ian Davey uses a tiny 000-size brush to fill in the finer details of his paintings, using acrylic paint to protects and coat the feather.

The beautiful art work of Ian Davey is on show at the Welsh Museum of Modern Art. Besides, he has been asked to become the artist in residence at the Nature and Art Museum in Gloucestershire.

Ian Davey painting on swan feather

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