Daybreak – Original Kingfisher Painting


This is a beautiful original kingfisher painting, inspired by these magical little birds that dart and flicker over (and under) the surface of rivers and streams across the UK and Ireland. Rare and elusive, a glimpse of this jewel like bird is a treasure in itself!

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 kingfisher painting will look right at home in any space. This beloved riverside bird is a rare, but magical encounter, often spotted dashing up or down streams and canals with a beakful of tiny fish!

Calling to mind the sounds of a babbling stream, this original painting by Kathryn is perfect for anyone who loves the soothing sights and sounds of shifting water. Rippling with aquatic blue tones, uniquely shadowed with dusky purple shades, and glimmering with that breathtaking brassy orange below its wings, Daybreak is evocative of fresh, early mornings at the riverside, still sleepy-eyed and watchful for that telltale flicker of jewel tones in the undergrowth. Real gold and silver leaf bring an impression of fresh water dappling this unique bird’s beautiful plumage.

What makes an original kingfisher painting by Kathryn unique?

Kathryn uses a unique pouring technique to create her paintings, which is a contact-free approach to making her artwork.  Black ink is mixed with gel to create a new material which offers a new and unusual finish.  The mix is poured from mid-air from an open neck bottle – much like pouring honey onto toast or olive oil onto bread.  The finish is a textured, glossy image set against a smooth white board.

With no sketch underneath the painting, this freeform technique allows Kathryn to create truly original, organic pieces that are full of life and energy.  The result is captivating and 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.


Image Size: approx. 30x30cm

Framed Size: approx 49x49cm

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We are able to offer complimentary shipping on this original painting due to its size – however, if you live within Northern Ireland, we strongly encourage you to collect your painting from our Comber based studio to avoid shipping fees and possible damage in transit!

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Dimensions 49 × 3 × 49 cm
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