David Holliday Artist


Puffin Duo



The Northumberland coast is a haven for wildlife. Every summer I take a boat out to the Farne Islands to study the sea birds and grey seals. When painting wildlife I use a palette that is more true-to-life, and I find that the creatures which interest me, naturally, have colours that are both vivid and captivating. I am particularly drawn to the Puffins, also known as ‘the clowns of the sea’, due to their brightly coloured beaks. I try to get a contrast by using vivid reds, yellows and blues for their beaks set against muted, earthy colours for the rocky outcrops on which they perch.

This is a limited edition print, taken from an original watercolour which was painted in 2012 and printed in 2016.

I take great pride in the quality of my prints. I print them myself to ensure that the colours match the original artwork. I use pigment based, Epson, inks and 300gsm Hahnemuhle, German Etching, fine art paper. This combination guarantees light fast, archival quality images.

The mount board used is acid free, conservation quality. This means that the mount will retain it's colour over the passage of time.

Limited Edition Print run of 150.

Actual image size - W 27cm by  H 28cm

Total size with mount - W 42cm by H 43cm