As an animal and nature lover, I enjoy going for walks in beauty spots such as beaches, moorland and woodland. As a child, my grandfather took me birdwatching and taught me how to spot birds and identify them from their songs, and it’s always been a passion of mine to capture sketches of wildlife in nature. There is something exciting and extraordinary about capturing the beauty of animals and their natural surroundings! My latest work focuses particularly on British wildlife and birds, which has led to a media opportunity on BBC Spotlight Devon, where one of my most loved pieces made an appearance on a story about birdwatching. In addition to this, I have also taught an online mindful art class for a local women’s birding group where I shared professional tips and tricks. Call today to find out more.
Spring has well and truly sprung! I created this vibrant watercolour painting of a blue tit to celebrate the promise of warmer weather, leaves filling the trees, flowers popping up, and little birds singing their hearts out to herald the new season. I have created a limited edition run of just 150 beautiful artist quality prints of this little bird, which do perfect justice to the original painting. These are printed with a giclée method on 310gsm textured archival paper, and are £60 plus postage. If you’d like to purchase a print please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. They make a fabulous birthday, anniversary or a gift for a wildlife lover. Please note – the original has been sold.
I was recently approached by the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, who commissioned me to create a portrait of one of their infamous grey seals, Ray. Ray is something of a local celebrity, with a large fan club visiting him regularly at his home in Gweek, Cornwall.
I worked from photos to create a detailed watercolour painting of Ray, happily bobbing in the water. The original artwork, framed in my signature style, was part of an auction at the Seal Sanctuary’s charity ball to raise money for their current campaign, Fund Our Future, which aims to redevelop their pools and improve seal conservation and care.
When I delivered the portrait to the Sanctuary, I was lucky enough to visit Ray and his friends in their enclosure – I think you’ll agree that he gave the portrait his ‘seal’ of approval, and I was pleased that it helped the charity to raise money for their new project.
A limited edition run of high quality prints of Ray the Seal are available, with a share of the profits donated to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. These are printed with a giclée method on 310gsm textured archival paper, and are £40 for A5, £60 for A4, or £90 for A3 size, plus postage. If you’d like to purchase a print, feel free to get in touch.
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