A few years ago we visited a lovely city called Füssen in the lowers Alps. Beautiful and not as touristy as expected considering the close proximity to Schloss Neuschwanstein. I have always had images of the lakes and the cold blue river in my mind and carried away with me images of thick snow, heavily laden branches of pine, a lone whistler, expansive views and the cold quiet of a midwinter´s day.
The illegal trade in animals is terrible and many birds and animals die whilst in transit. This painting tries to show the beauty of wild birds – we can not own them – they must be free.