Given that I missed one of these cracking birds at Spurn recently I had to make do with second best and just stare vacantly at Killian Mullarney's beyond incredible drawing that I found a while back that I pinned up on my notice/montage board!
Isabelline Wheatear Illustrated by the ONE AND ONLY Killian Mullarney
(aka the William Occam of bird art i.e. 'one should not multiply entities beyond necessity)
Above where I sit and draw in my flat whilst working on my finished pieces I have a cork board on which I pin up everything that either inspires me or has a special place in my heart.
It sounds soft I know but in the times when I'm struggling to find a natural flow whilst drawing, sketching or painting I just sit back and disappear into the world on my board where birds and bird art take centre stage away from the banality of everyday life.
Unfortunately I collect so many cut outs and images that I have spread to cork board in the kitchen, one day I hope to have a studio with walls made from cork and a room dedicated to bird artists, birds and memories!