Seabirds (also known as marine birds) are birds that live in the marine environment. Many species are famous for long annual migrations, some crossing the equator or circumnavigating the Earth.
Seabirds and humans have a long history together: they provided food to hunters, guided fishermen to fish and led sailors to land. Seabirds often evoke thoughts of freedom, beaches and exploration, so have inspired many artists. During the great era of sea exploration from the 16th-19h centuries, many sea birds were encountered and illustrated. Our sea bird art is inspired by vintage illustrations from the period 1600 to 1920. We make them with superb pigmented inks and heavyweight 300gsm German fine art paper made from 100% cotton and spring water.