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Richard Gresswell

I’ve always loved nature and my passion for birds started as a child. After leaving school in Beverley, East Yorkshire, I went on to graduate in Ecology at Bangor University. During my time in North Wales I learned a great deal about wildlife from my classmates, many of whom were already accomplished naturalists. We took field trips to Scotland, and Wales where we saw amazing birds and wildlife such as Arctic Skuas, Puffins and Sea Otters. After graduating I pursued a career in ecology, a career path that enabled me to build on my knowledge of natural history and develop my artwork.

My relief wood carvings of birds are painted and textured in a contemporary style. They are based on my own life-sized drawings or on artists’ illustrations which I often discover while browsing though old bird books in charity shops. I always try to get a realistic sense of the bird and pay a lot of attention to form, colour and posture. I carve in lime wood using an array of gouges and other hand tools. I colour the carvings with acrylic paints and occasionally wood dyes which I then sand and re-paint. This process is then repeated until I am happy with the result. Finally I apply a waxed finish.

You can purchase selected wood carvings from my ETSY shop (link in bio), or by getting in touch with me directly. I am very happy to discuss with you any commissions you might like. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Magpie

Original Status: Available
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Original price: £115
Swallows
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Swallows

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Hoopoe
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Hoopoe

Original Status: Sold
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Heron
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Heron

Original Status: Sold
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Dipper
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Dipper

Original Status: Sold
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Razorbill

Original Status: Available
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Original price: £69
Gannets Courting at Bempton Cliffs
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Gannets Courting at Bempton Cliffs

Original Status: Sold
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Long-tailed Tit
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Long-tailed Tit

Original Status: Sold
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Puffin at Bempton Cliffs
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Puffin at Bempton Cliffs

Original Status: Sold
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Green Woodpecker

Original Status: Available
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Original price: £69

Long-eared owl

Original Status: Available
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Original price: £89
Arctic Tern
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Arctic Tern

Original Status: Sold
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Kingfisher
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Kingfisher

Original Status: Sold
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Bullfinch

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Original price: £39
Great Spotted Woodpecker
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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Original Status: Sold
Print Status: Not available
Curlew
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Curlew

Original Status: Sold
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Goldfinch
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Goldfinch

Original Status: Sold
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Avocet

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Original price: £79

Pheasant

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Original price: £49
Puffin
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Puffin

Original Status: Sold
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Kingfisher
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Kingfisher

Original Status: Sold
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Lapwing

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Original price: £75
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    Past Exhibitions

    Coming Up …

    Saturday Nov 27th, The Heart Centre, Headingly, Leeds, LS6 3HN

    Present Exhibition

    The Garden Gallery, 3 Windmill Lane, York, YO10 3LG (Thurs – Sat. 10am – 4pm)

    Recent Exhibitions

    York River Art Market (online), Christmas 2020
    York River Art Market, July, August, 2021

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