Craig Ivor said this about his inspiration for his work, “My love of birds, wildlife and nature began at a very young age. I was about 10 years old when my Father and I built an aviary in our garden, and I remember sitting inside the aviary for hours on a little red chair studying these birds and watching how they interact with each other.
I have always found the most exquisite detail in how perfectly formed all of earths creatures are and felt that I could portray at least some of the fragility of these birds and animals. I draw inspiration from that feeling of peace and stillness that one experiences when observing the wild in all its intricacies – when the widest and quietest vista can calm your soul.
Today’s society is generally far removed from wilderness and all this entails, so my aim is to bring back a connection with nature through my work.”