`Carpe Momentum – Oystercatchers’

  by Lisa Empson

There were many unexpected joys when I returned to my home town of Hartlepool.  This was one of them.  I took my camera onto the beach in front of my house on a beautiful sunny day.  All of a sudden, with a `whoosh’, a huge flock of birds took flight into the sky.  I snapped lots of photographs, and this painting was the result.  It wasn’t until some weeks after I had it on exhibition that I was told these birds are oystercatchers.

The yellow splodge towards the bottom of the painting came from nowhere when I was painting it. I had no yellow on or near my brush.  I liked its shape, and the mystery, so left it.  An observant young visitor to the gallery loved it too, declaring it to be a “mermaid”! So there.



Available as:-

  • Acrylic canvas 700cm x 100cm


York Place Gallery


York Place Gallery is a small, independent gallery situated on Hartlepool’s historic headland.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This