The Great Spotted Woodpecker

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is a beautiful creature. With those quite amazing colours and striking appearance, his (or her) appearance in the garden always causes a thrill. A bird bursting with personality that looks like it comes from a previous age, or certainly a different continent. In this painting, I was trying to capture the essence of the bird; what he evokes in me, rather than paint an exact likeness.


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Left with the use of my left arm/hand only, after a serious motor cycle accident in 2005, I am learning to adapt to life with a brachial plexus injury and have developed a style of playing guitar using open tunings. I love drawing, painting and generally messing around in a fairly loose fashion. Can't describe myself as an artist, but perhaps a doodler with intent.

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