Exhibition now in full swing until 28th October2017
Finn Campbell Notman M.A. R.C.A
The paintings in this series were painted between November 2014 and July 2016 .
The works in this series are the result of both a lifelong interest in the subject, the close study of historical depictions and over ten years of acquaintance with the region. The paintings place the birds of the area in the locations and landscapes in which Finn has observed them and they are infused with the light, the character and the atmosphere of Andalusia and convey a true sense of place and the birds place within it. The tradition of depicting birds in art is of course as old as visual culture itself chiefly because birds have always been considered emblematic of the ephemeral and transitory nature of life. It is for this reason that they continue to be the object of a gentle obsession for many.
Andalusia’s extraordinarily varied climate and topography is home to a
spectacular variety of birdlife. It’s geographical location means that it is also a place where migratory species are in constant passage from
Africa to the north of Europe and vice versa. It is thus a place of global
importance and a measure of the health of many bird species