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To mark our 30th anniversary, hundreds of artists who have worked with us have each created a special work of art. Purchase a ticket to become the proud possessor of one of these marvelous miniatures!
A unique selection of original paintings by David Shepherd CBE, who died in 2017. He was one of the UK’s best known and best loved wildlife artists and a conservation icon. His powerful legacy lives on through his instantly recognisable paintings and the work of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
Image: ©David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
The Wildlife Art Society International’s annual exhibition of wildlife art. Around 300 paintings, drawings, original prints, photographs and sculptures by professional and part-time members of this active organisation will be on display, the majority for sale. Members will be demonstrating throughout the exhibition.
Mandy has been a professional wildlife artist for over 30 years and is the daughter of David Shepherd. This evening is a rare opportunity to hear personal anecdotes and tales about David and his art, her own early life and influences from her father all interwoven with her own story. Supported by film, this will be an evening to celebrate David’s amazing life and legacy, expressed partly through Mandy’s own endeavours.
Mandy also is well known for her portraiture and military work. After her degree, she travelled to Africa to work in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa which culminated in her first exhibition in Zimbabwe in 1980.
Proceeds to be shared with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Galleries open 7pm – 8pm to view David Shepherd originals and have snacks. Talk starts 8pm. PLEASE BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE
Come and join in with a host of hands-on activities both inside and outside to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Just £2 each to include all activities (excluding access to the museum) and free to paying visitors to the museum.
A CRAZY selection of activities!
…paint with bubbles, make a bird feeder, make and use a natural paint brush, try you hand at a scraperboard CD, take on the boat challenge and make a boat from natural materials, go on a nature scavenger hunt and much more…
No need to book. Just come and join in the celebrations!
Since Nature in Art opened its doors to the public in 1988, our unique collection has grown and diversified. This display highlights some of the many wonderful paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and other items that have been aquired in our first 30 years, an inspiring platform for the three decades to come.
Click HERE to see more images of works from our collection.
On this 2 day course participants will master the fast drying time of acrylic paint, tackle details and a variety of textures found in nature, including how to paint eyes, fur and feathers and leave with a better grasp of this very versatile medium. Everyone will be encouraged to enjoy experimenting with brushes and sponges and the techniques Kim uses in her own paintings.
This course will appeal to those who are looking to establish a good understanding of using acrylics to capture wildlife subjects and who have already tried acrylics and want to learn more. Kim is a considerate and encouraging tutor and will bring a relaxed approach to the two days.
Learn to render beautiful letters in light and shade on pristine white paper. We will begin by learning to draw letters suitable for cutting stencils and emboss these into paper. We will then modify those shapes to cut out of paper, score and curl them so that the letters take on a life of their own – standing proud of the background. Both create fabulous 3-D effects in a simple way – offering final results that have a special purity and particularly useful for personalized and unique gifts. Suitable for all levels.
Are you terrified of drawing but secretly long to learn how? Richard Box has an approach that will steady your nerves and build drawing ability and confidence. You will be amazed at what you will be able to draw by following his method. Because you are ‘terrified’ you will stay with a simple still life for the whole course. The main focus is in learning how to truly SEE what is often merely glanced. Once this is understood, you will be empowered to follow a number of procedures and techniques in both monochrome and colour. Thereafter, at home, you will be able to apply these to any subject you like.