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. Conservation of endangered species 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 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