I’m thrilled to be a part of an upcoming project, focusing on protecting the IUCN Red List declining species of bird in the UK.

@YOLObirder‘ on Twitter recently got in touch with me to see if I wanted to be part of a charity art event, whereby 67 individual artists would portray one species of bird listed on the IUCN red list.

Along side this, 67 individual poets, authors and writers will create a piece of literature to go along side each piece of art.

The BTO (British Trust of Ornithology) are on board with this project and will be publishing a book of the artwork and literature. The sales of the book will be used to help these very vulnerable birds and hopefully help them recover and incline as a species.

So happy to be a part of such a fantastic project. I have chosen to paint Hawfinch. I love seeing them and am lucky enough to get to see them close to where I live in the winter months.

Here is a sneak preview of the progress I have made so far, I hope you like it!

Gouache painting of two wildlife Hawfinch