Soooo many creatures rely on this amazing plant: ivy (Hedera helix) – I love it for its glossy leaves and its ability to cover a multitude of sins (i.e. the crumbly wall and rickety trellis in my garden!) I got the idea to paint this piece after watching a coal tit nip inside the ivy, only to keep reappearing covered in cobwebs then disappearing back inside. The coal tit finally succeeded in catching a juicy spider to feed its chicks! This piece has been lovingly painted in acrylic paints on to a cradled wood panel and is presented unframed. It would look beautiful hung straight on the wall or equally great framed.