Absolute Hooligan – Hornbill Portraits

Absolute Hooligan – Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris

Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris

Hornbills a wonderful characters of the bird world and maybe the original Absolute Hooligans I painted in the bird world. I have visited them as a subject on numerous occasions and they will continue to inspire new art works.

Painted in acrylic, spray paint ( Liquitex and Montana Gold spray paints ) graffiti cleaner, ink, dirt, remains of Highland midges and peat dust.

The hornbills (Bucerotidae) are a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia. They are characterized by a long, down-curved bill which is frequently brightly colored and sometimes has a casque on the upper mandible. Both the common English and the scientific name of the family refer to the shape of the bill, "buceros" being "cow horn" in Greek. Hornbills have a two-lobed kidney. They are the only birds in which the first and second neck vertebrae (the atlas and axisrespectively) are fused together; this probably provides a more stable platform for carrying the bill. The family is omnivorous, feeding on fruit and small animals. They are monogamous breeders nesting in natural cavities in trees and sometimes cliffs. A number of species of hornbill are threatened with extinction, mostly insular species with small ranges.

Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits - Sub urban bird artist Tim Niall-Harris - Spray paint graffiti wall art
Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Sub urban bird artist Tim Niall-Harris - Spray paint graffiti wall art
Indian Great Hornbill - Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
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Rufous Hornbill - Now a Brighton UK resident - Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Studio work and planning art projects for the coming year. Working on new Absolute Hooligan sub urban bird art commission for private clients in the studio. Each year work revolves around work in the studio in the UK mixed with art projects in other corners of the world. Roaming doorways and alleyways in search of art spaces. Maybe Melbourne, Australia - London - Perth, Australia - Berlin, Germany, Dublin or at the studio in Northern Scotland. All amazing urban environments with street art scenes, that in their own way mirror many of the habitats and the pressures on the inhabitants where the avian subjects of the paintings live in the wild. Working with a mixture of mediums. Montana Gold spray paint is the main stay of the bird art projects, mixed with Liquitex spray paint. Mix that with traditional oil and acrylic paints, ink, graffiti cleaner, Scottish peat and Highland midges entombed in paint. Giving a voice to the rare and exotic bird species of the world.  Deeply connected to the wild places of the world the art studio can be found in the Highlands of Scotland. However much the remote influences the art the work, it is firmly connected to the contemporary urban art scene. Absolute Hooligan exotic bird paintings can be found on walls and in private client collections around the world. Currently working on species including parrots and macaws of South America, Hornbills of Africa and Asia and grouse species of upland Britain. Tim Niall-Harris - Sub Urban Bird Artist
Rufous Hornbill - Now a Scottish resident - Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Studio work and planning art projects for the coming year. Working on new Absolute Hooligan sub urban bird art commission for private clients in the studio. Each year work revolves around work in the studio in the UK mixed with art projects in other corners of the world. Roaming doorways and alleyways in search of art spaces. Maybe Melbourne, Australia - London - Perth, Australia - Berlin, Germany, Dublin or at the studio in Northern Scotland. All amazing urban environments with street art scenes, that in their own way mirror many of the habitats and the pressures on the inhabitants where the avian subjects of the paintings live in the wild. Working with a mixture of mediums. Montana Gold spray paint is the main stay of the bird art projects, mixed with Liquitex spray paint. Mix that with traditional oil and acrylic paints, ink, graffiti cleaner, Scottish peat and Highland midges entombed in paint. Giving a voice to the rare and exotic bird species of the world.  Deeply connected to the wild places of the world the art studio can be found in the Highlands of Scotland. However much the remote influences the art the work, it is firmly connected to the contemporary urban art scene. Absolute Hooligan exotic bird paintings can be found on walls and in private client collections around the world. Currently working on species including parrots and macaws of South America, Hornbills of Africa and Asia and grouse species of upland Britain. Tim Niall-Harris - Sub Urban Bird Artist
Rhinoceros Hornbill - Now a Melbourne, Australia resident - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
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Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Blyth's hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus) - Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Studio work and planning art projects for the coming year. Working on new Absolute Hooligan sub urban bird art commission for private clients in the studio. Each year work revolves around work in the studio in the UK mixed with art projects in other corners of the world. Roaming doorways and alleyways in search of art spaces. Maybe Melbourne, Australia - London - Perth, Australia - Berlin, Germany, Dublin or at the studio in Northern Scotland. All amazing urban environments with street art scenes, that in their own way mirror many of the habitats and the pressures on the inhabitants where the avian subjects of the paintings live in the wild. Working with a mixture of mediums. Montana Gold spray paint is the main stay of the bird art projects, mixed with Liquitex spray paint. Mix that with traditional oil and acrylic paints, ink, graffiti cleaner, Scottish peat and Highland midges entombed in paint. Giving a voice to the rare and exotic bird species of the world.  Deeply connected to the wild places of the world the art studio can be found in the Highlands of Scotland. However much the remote influences the art the work, it is firmly connected to the contemporary urban art scene. Absolute Hooligan exotic bird paintings can be found on walls and in private client collections around the world. Currently working on species including parrots and macaws of South America, Hornbills of Africa and Asia and grouse species of upland Britain. Tim Niall-Harris - Sub Urban Bird Artist
Red Knobbed Hornbill - Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Absolute Hooligan Hornbill - Montana Gold and Liquitex spray paint exotic bird graffiti art by Tim Niall-Harris
Red Knobbed Hornbill - Now a Norwegian resident - Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
sub urban bird graffiti art by Tim niall-Harris
Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Tim Niall-Harris and his creative journey began in the remote corners of the world and then leached out onto canvas, paper and abandoned walls. Working in a wide range of media from spray paint to traditional oils Tim’s art gives voices to the rare and exotic bird species of the world. As his practice developed, Tim’s exotic bird species have found their way into the galleries and homes of collectors in the UK and the world. Deeply connected to the wild places where his studio can be found in the Highlands of Scotland, but firmly connected to the contemporary. Absolute Hooligan bird paintings can be found on walls and in private client collections around the world. Based on Speyside, Scotland venturing out of the hills for art projects in all corners of the world.
Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Absolute Hooligan – Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Head Studies by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Absolute Hooligan - Hornbill Portraits by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris
Absolute Hooligan - Melbourne, Australia - Hornbill by Sub Urban Bird Artist Tim Niall-Harris