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. The talented and creative artist collects feathers of these graceful, majestic birds from a swannery near his home in Snowdonia National Park, Wales. Each work takes up to a week. After cleaning the white feathers and individually straightening them out with tweezers, he then begins the process of painting.
The former gamekeeper only 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 and he has been asked to become the artist in residence at the Nature and Art Museum in Gloucestershire.