2015 is here and I'm excited at what the year will hold. As
well as the stalwarts of the calendar such as Stroud Open Studios,
Summer School, Birdfair and Aigas wildlife art course, I'll
be working on some new activities: teaching Stimulating
Sketchbooks at Nature In Art on 7th-8th March; a feature
interview and photoshoot with a national magazine in the spring;
and launch of the Wildlife Habitat Trust Conservation Stamp
in the summer. Plus I'll be preparing for a solo exhibition
at Slimbridge WWT in 2016 and leading a new Art Safari trip,
also in 2016. I
look forward to seeing you all at exhibitions, events, classes,
workshops and of course on social media too. In the meantime,
Happy New Year everyone!
3 January 2015
Habitat Trust Conservation Stamp
Each year the WHT commissions wildlife
artwork for a £5 stamp to raise funds for conservation projects.
Illustrious British wildlife artists have created the artwork
in previous years, including Rodger McPhail, Keith Shackleton,
Bruce Pearson, Terence Lambert, Robert Gillmor, Keith Brockie
and Andrew Haslen. I've submitted three
paintings of Mallards at Bridgewater Bay and the stamp
will be unveiled at the CLA Game Fair in July 2015.
3 January 2015
Art Group Annual Exhibition
When you think about the creative arts, 'insurance' probably
wouldn't be top of your list, but the famed Lloyd's of London
insurance market insures collections, individual works of art,
galleries, museums, dealers, exhibitions, etc. They're big supporters
of the art world too. I've just had a brilliant week exhibiting
at the Lloyd's
Art Group annual exhibition.
2 November 2014