Speyside Red Grouse Portrait – Oil Painting by Tim Niall-Harris – The red grouse, Lagopus lagopus scotica, is a medium-sized bird of the grouse family which is found in heather moorland in Great Britain and Ireland. The red grouse is considered a game bird and is shot in large numbers during the shooting season which traditionally starts on August 12, known as the Glorious Twelfth. There is a keen competition among some London restaurants to serve fresh grouse on August 12, with the birds being flown from the moors and cooked within hours. The red grouse is widely known as the logo of The Famous Grouse whisky.
Speyside Red Grouse Portrait Painting
All paintings supplied unframed to allow clients to choose the framing style that suits.
Tim Niall-Harris and his creative journey began painting in the remote corners of the world. Painting in Australia, Africa and the Highlands of Scotland.
As his practice developed, Tim’s exotic bird species, game bird paintings have found their way into the galleries and homes of collectors in the UK and the world. Working with a mixture of mediums. Take classic oil paint and mix that with acrylic spray paints, ink, Scottish peat and entombed Highland Midges. Giving a voice to the exotic bird species and game birds of the world.. Tim’s art gives voices to the rare and exotic bird species of the world, grouse and partridge.
Deeply connected to the wild places where his studio can be found in the Highlands of Scotland, but firmly connected to the contemporary. Based on North East Scotland and venturing out of the hills for art projects and in all corners of the world. Currently working on art projects featuring a wide range of bird species. Painting parrots of South America – Australia, Hornbills of Africa – Asia, British game bird art.
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Tim’s paintings can be found on walls and in Scottish Highland estates and private client collections around the world.