Jonathan Sainsbury - starling man

Jonathan Sainsbury and

Jonathan Sainsbury and

Almost a year old, this is Tweet the starling, who has made his home with Jonathan Sainsbury.  Totally tame, Tweet baths in the sink, hops around the floor, scrambles all over Jonathan.  He copies Jonathan, "You're gorgeous", "hello", "I love you", wolf-whistles and blows kisses, picks up tunes and sings along to the radio and TV.

Jonathan Sainsbury has been painting starlings for a long time.  Now Tweet is a live model and a companion.

There are pictures of starlings and many other subjects in Jonathan's exhibition at Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, opening 23rd April.