Stephen the Seagull – Original painting


Stephen the Seagull (he/him) is grumpy, and that’s okay. He doesn’t think he should hide his feelings because they might make other people uncomfortable. Stephen says “It’s Okay to express how you feel.”

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  • Original mixed media painting on canvas – collage, wax pastel, acrylic, charcoal and india ink.
  • Dimensions: 30 x 22 x 1.3 cm
  • Varnished to allow for occasional cleaning
  • Free shipping within UK.

To learn more about the meaning of this painting, check out this blog post.

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What Robin says about this painting:

I was going through some really tough life stuff, and the thought of forcing myself to be positive and paint bright happy birds was exhausting. I went looking for a really grumpy bird, something that would express how I was feeling, and when I landed on Stephen, it was just meant to be. The muted tones, greys and darks are all an expression of anger and frustration, and I just poured it into the painting. Funnily enough, I felt a lot better afterwards.

Stephen doesn’t stop to think about whether he *should* express his feelings, he just does. It’s no secret that when you embrace how you are feeling instead of trying to ignore it, difficult feelings don’t seem quite so bad for as long. Sharing your feelings with people can be intimidating, but the people who love you want to help you. Stephen’s challenge to you is: “Are you embracing and expressing how you’re really feeling right now?”

Additional information

Dimensions 30 × 1.3 × 22 cm