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Black tailed Godwit (Ref AO124, 40 x 30 cm)


Created by Spanish artist Jose Arcas, this is part of a unique collection made available through Wader Quest.  As with the rest of the collection, this is an original watercolour on paper, signed and unframed.

The size you see above shows the size of the paper.  For each painting sold through Wader Quest we will receive a donation (12% of the value) from the artist.

Although Jose has a Ph.D in Biology, and worked on several  bird conservation projects in Spain, his real passion is painting them. “Bird painting gave me what science and bibliography could not, another way of gaining a deeper knowledge of birds. Although I like all painting media, watercolour is my favorite because it gives me the ability to  capture the light of a concrete moment in nature.” Jose lives in Vigo, Galicia, a region in northwestern Spain and grew up surrounded by marine environments (Vigo is one of the most important fishing ports in Europe) “and that’s why my favorite subjects are marine birds, specially gulls and waders.” Occasionally, he also does bronze sculptures too, especially of some mammals like the Iberian lynx, Lynx pardinus.

Jose’s website.

Jose featured as our wader artist in Wader Quest The Newsletter Vol 7 Issue 1 2020.

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