Bad Bird Irish Artist - inspired by wildlife, their myths & stories
When she was 5 years old, her mother, a wedding dressmaker, gave Claire an old, broken tiara to play with. After leaving it outside, she watched as a magpie swooped down and stole it - that began a life long love affair with these mischievous ‘bad birds’
Bad Bird is Claire McDowell, a wildlife artist, from the North Coast of Ireland. Inspired on a daily basis by the stunning animal and bird life found on our coastline, rivers and woods, and their myths and stories, Claire believes that getting close to nature is one of the best things we can do for our wellbeing.
“I know the joy of getting lost in creating art and I hope that my pieces bring you a little joy too! “
Needle-felted garden birds and vintage China teacup nests
Hand made, needle-felted garden birds and vintage China teacup nests. Made from merino wool, with wire legs and glass eyes, each of these favourite UK and Irish garden birds is life sized. Tiny nests feature hand made needle felted eggs