Collette Howie

Artist & Printmaker

magpie acorn oak leaf original dry point print



Pica Pica’ is the Latin name for Magpie. Magpies are often disliked and one is often associated with bad luck throughout Europe. However, this hasn’t always been the case for a solitary magpie. In some other cultures they are associated with good fortune and fearlessness. This magpie has been drawn on an aluminium plate then inked, wiped and put through our studio etching press to create a limited edition of just 4. Each print is slightly different from the other due to the process. I hand painted the tail with Sennelier Watercolours to create the magical colour of their tails.
measurements approx – 7 1/2 x 7 inches
printed on Fabriano Unica printmaking paper