Sunday, 9 March 2014

Bird Nests in Watercolour

 One of my first editorials of the year was a brief for VIP magazine, to illustrate the most common birds nests you can look for in your garden. This was a great project as I got to learn lots of interesting facts about nests as I worked - did you know that robins are inventive with their nest locations - and have been known to build them in kettles, cars and even coat pockets?

Goldfinch's nest
Songthrush's nest
Dunnock's nest
Chaffinch's nest
Blackbird's nest
Robin's nest

I hope you enjoy this series of paintings - they are for sale if anyone is interested, just send me an email at

*Update* Here are the illustrations in the editorial spread. So pleased!


  1. Coat pockets! Wow I'd love to know how that worked out aha! The illustrations are beautiful, loving the coloursxx

  2. well, i've never heard of a bird building a nest in a coat pocket! love the colours of the robins eggs.

    1. Thank you! I know right - must have to be a very neglected coat.