Exhibition


SWALLOWS & AVOCETS

An exultation of British Birds
by BARRIE MORRIS
– with apologies to Arthur Ransome

Artist Barrie Morris draws much inspiration from the flora and fauna of the British Isles. With nature to the fore, he frequently involves figures and architectural elements to give each of his paintings a sense of narrative. The colourful and lively works are highly distinctive, to the point that it’s not hard to spot a ‘Morris’. His latest Exhibition at The Red Dot Gallery involves a suite of pictures which celebrate the circling year – a collection of iconic British Birds, each within a seasonal setting.
SWALLOW (Hirundo rusti) is one of our best-known and much loved summer visitors, and has over time inspired many poets. The blue sheen of its back and wings and long forked tail are its distinguishable features.Whether skimming over water or flying with speed and grace in wide open spaces, Swallows are indeed a sight to behold.
AVOCET (Recurvirosta avosetta) is a graceful black and white wading bird and it too was a regular summer visitor – but increasingly many are now resident in southern parts. Black bands criss-cross its crown, body and wings; its slender form supported on long, lead-blue legs. But its most remarkable feature is its long, thin, up-curved bill. A glistening spectacle when spotted at a distance on ponds, estuaries and salt marshes.

IT IS OUR INTENTION TO SHOW THE ‘SWALLOWS & AVOCETS’ COLLECTION FOR A SECOND TIME LATER IN THE YEAR – AT A DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. THUS, FOR THOSE WHO HAD HOPED TO VIEW THE EXHIBITION IN APRIL BUT WERE UNABLE, THE OPPORTUNITY WILL BE MADE POSSIBLE

FIRST FOOTING

The Phasian Bird
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

GLOW IN THE DARK

Long Eared Owl
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

LAUGHING BETSY

Green Woodpecker
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

THE EARLY BIRD

Green Plover
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

CUCKOO! CUCKOO!

Cuckoo
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

A JUNE WEDDING

Turtle Dove
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

CROWNED QUEEN OF THE WATER BIRDS

Great Crested Grebe
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

GOLDEN DELICIOUS

Gold Finch
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

KING ARTHUR & THE CORNISH CHOUGH

The Chough
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

CUTTING A DASH

Halcyon Bird
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

CURLEW NEW MOON

Curlew
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

GATHERING WINTER FUEL

Mistle Thrush
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

RED KITE ASCENDING AT COOKHAM

Red Kite over Cookham
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm. (plus frame)
Price : £1,950.00 (inc. VAT)

TWO FOR JOY

Magpies in Folklore
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 40 x 50 cm (plus frame)
Price : £1,750.00 (inc. VAT)

WINGS OVER WEST RAYNHAM

Whooper Swans over West Raynham
Artist : Barrie Morris
Media : Mixed Media
Size : 48 x 68 cm (plus frame)
Price : £2,350.00 (inc. VAT)

It is our intention to commission LIMITED EDITION PRINTS for many of the SWALLOWS & AVOCETS collection – please ‘phone or e-mail for further information.