Alder – Original Redshank Painting


This is a beautiful original redshank painting inspired by the little waders that frequent the shores of Strangford Lough near Kathryn’s studio. This lovely little wader will be familiar to anyone in coastal areas across the UK and Ireland and beyond.  It’s long orange beak and legs make it a distinctive sighting along the coast, and this painting will bring a subtle splash of colour into your home.

Part of our Miniatures Collection, this is a great way to own an original Kathryn Callaghan painting that will fit easily into any space, for less than you might expect.

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Presented in a beautiful deluxe black frame, this original redshank painting will look stunning in any home.  It evokes thoughts of peaceful shorelines where the Redshank feed in gentle lapping waters.

With touches of genuine gold and silver leaf, this original painting by Kathryn is perfect for anyone who loves shore birds or the coastline or the outdoors in general.

The colour has been applied in layers, using Kathryn’s signature ‘honey-like’ inky mixes alongside splashes of inks both opaque and semi-transparent.  The result is one of depth and energy that captures the essence of this lovely little wading bird.

What makes an original Redshank painting by Kathryn unique?

Kathryn uses a unique pouring technique to create her paintings, which is a mostly contact-free approach to making her artwork, layer by layer.  Inks are mixed with gels and other mediums to create new materials which offer new and unusual finishes.  These materials are poured from mid-air from open neck bottles, dropped from pipettes, squeezed, blown and splattered across the surface.

With no sketch underneath the painting, these freeform techniques allow Kathryn to create truly original, organic pieces that are full of life and energy.  Her eye for colour enables her to represent each subject using colours you might not expect to see – but nevertheless the result is captivating and is often evocative of how we feel about the subject in our minds.  It is this ‘feeling’ that Kathryn strives to achieve through her work that gives it such resonance with collectors far and wide.

This painting has been created on acid-free primed board and finished with two coats of varnish so there is no need for glass.

Image size approx 30x30cm

Framed size approx 49x49cm

View how Kathryn works here

We offer complimentary shipping of this original redshank painting within the UK.  However, if you prefer to collect your painting in person and meet the team at our Comber studio please just drop us an email to arrange.

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