Skokholm Inspired Prints for Sale

Approaching Skokholm Island

Approaching Skokholm Island

After the recent storms affected Skomer and Skokholm Islands and we launched our Islands Storm Appeal we have had an overwhelming response. We can't thank everyone enough for their incredible support!

Among these is Celia Smith; a local artist, who has offered to donate a percentage of her takings from selling her beautiful Puffins prints to the Trust's Storm Appeal.

Puffin Sketch Puffin Sketch

Celia said:

Each year myself and artist printmaker Julia Manning have the pleasure of spending a week on Skokholm making artworks about the island.  For me it’s a week of complete immersion into the lives of the breeding birds.  I describe myself as a sculptor and I make 3D wire drawings of the birds I can observe.  I often take a suitcase of recycled telephone and electrical wires to the island, much to amusement to the other guests and boatmen!  I use this wire to make sculptures directly in front of my subjects and I also make pencil sketches of the birds for future reference.

It’s such a privilege to be able to observe the seabirds so closely and to spend time on Skokholm with equally passionate people.  It was so sad to hear how badly the island’s had been affected by storm Ophelia and I wanted to try and do my bit to help.

In the run up to Christmas I am selling two Puffin prints on my website.  The drawings were made in June while sitting amongst Puffins in Crab Bay [on Skokholm Island].  Each print measures 18 x 24 cm and is signed and part of an edition of 25 and cost £30.00 each which includes postage.  I will donate £7.50 to the Welsh Wildlife Trust island appeal for every print sold.

Celia on Skokholm Island