Title: Scottish Capercaillie – Absolute Hooligan
Medium: Spray paint, graffiti cleaner, acrylic, Highland Midges on canvas
Artist: Tim Niall-Harris
Size: 100cm x 75cm
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A huge woodland grouse, the large black males are unmistakable. They spend a lot of time feeding on the ground, but may also be found in trees, feeding on shoots. localised breeding species, found in Scottish native pinewood, a rare and vulnerable habitat, and in commercial conifer plantations. The word capercaillie is a corruption of the Scottish Gaelic capull coille “wood-horse” based on the birds call at the lek sounding like a horse hoof beats.
The Glaistig text.
The glaistig is a ghost from Scottish mythology, a type of fuath. It is also known as maighdean uaine ( Green Maiden ), and may appear as a woman of beautiful or monstrous mien, as a half-woman half-goat similar to a faun, or in the shape of a goat. The lower goat half of her hybrid form is usually disguised by a long, flowing green robe or dress, and the woman often appears grey with long yellow hair.
The Caoineag text.
The Caoineag is a Scottish spirit, her name meaning ‘the weeper’ and one of the names given to the Highland Banshee, Caointeach is the spelling alternative given by Edward Dwelly in his dictionary of Scottish Gaelic, where she is defined as a “female fairy or water-kelpie.
Tim Niall-Harris Bio
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