Having more time on my hands since retiring, I joined a watercolour class in 2016 and have been painting and drawing avidly ever since. The following year I embarked on a watercolour Diploma course with the London Art College, gaining a distinction and also gaining confidence. The topics were mainly landscapes but in the latter part of the course I rediscovered my love of wildlife, which is not surprising as animals have been a passion all my life. I like to capture a story, a movement and/or an emotion in my art work. Conservation is at the forefront of my interests and the ability to donate to certain charities is energising my art.
2018 LIFE CHANGING YEAR : from Hobby to building a business
High Society SOLD
May 2018 saw me enter the prestigious TWASI (The Wildlife Art Society Internationale) annual exhibition. One of my 4 exhibits sold on the first night. The comment from the buyer was: " I had a really bad week and your three giraffes made me smile". !! This was my intention when painting the giraffes. This painting is now available as a Giclee Fine Art print at £45 mounted plus postage. If interested please apply through the contact form.
Blank Cards of the painting 5" X 7"" at £2.95 per card or £12 for pack of 5 can be purchased through the contact page. Now also on sale at the Malthouse Emporium, Tewkesbury and Red Dot Gallery, Painswick
In June 2109 I returned to the Orphanage as artist in residence, taking with me a full suitcase of new merchandise NEW for 2019 Fridge magnets, Key fobs and coasters available as well as prints. For sales please go to ART WORK FOR SALE page
20% of all sales goes to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation