Tim Wootton, one of Scotland’s most celebrated bird artists is showing his seabird art at the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, Maine. His work features watercolor and acrylic paintings of seabirds from across the Atlantic. Wootton paints from life, near his home in Orkney, Scotland but these northern latitude seabird species are also found along Maine island shores. His paintings show a deep understanding of bird behavior, anatomy, and have an indefinable quality that brings the scene to life. Some even include field notes incorporated into the art.
Among his many awards, recently Wooton was the Birdwatch/Swarovski Artist of the Year in 2011, and also the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year. He received the PJC Award for Drawing, and was selected to exhibit for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2011.
His work is widely exhibited in Britain; this is his first show in the U.S.
The art is currently on sale at Project Puffin’s online store. Part of the proceeds benefits seabird conservation at Audubon’s Maine seabird sanctuaries.
Photos Courtesy of Tim Wooton’s website: http://tim-wootton.blogspot.com/