Bird Art by Bird Artist Sue van Coppenhagen

Bird Paintings by Bird Artist Sue van Coppenhagen

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Sue van Coppenhagen

Sue van Coppenhagen Bird Artist I spent my early life in Southern Africa, where an interest in birds was ignited during a spell in Botswana. The birdlife here was abundant and stunningly colourful, and I possibly didn't appreciate what a privilege it was to be able to sit in the garden and paint a kingfisher from life!

I now live in a small village in the Republic of Ireland, where I have close access to rural fields and hedgerows, woodlands, beaches and a garden rich in trees and therefore birds. A small flock of bullfinches satisfies a craving for colour, for which I must forgive them their annual stripping of every last bud off the blossoming trees in February.

I paint almost exclusively in watercolour on paper, finding the fluidity and translucency of the medium endlessly fascinating. I have exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in Ireland, as well as at the Cork and Dublin Art Fairs, and held six successful solo exhibitions. My subject material is drawn from my surrounding environment throughout the seasons, focusing on atmospheric colours and textures in seascapes and woodlands, rural landscapes and wild flowers, but my greatest painting pleasure lies currently in small and gentle bird studies.

A collection of these have been assembled in a recently launched Birthday Calendar featuring Garden Birds of Ireland.

For information about the calendar, or about my paintings, or cards and prints based on these, please visit my websites: