What’s On

2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards @ Nature in Art
Sep 13 – Nov 13 all-day


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by George Stoyle Overall Winner 2016

The first post-launch display of all the winning images from this renowned competition focusing on British fauna and flora. Extraordinary pictures of our rarest animals and the wildlife on our doorstep.

To find out more about the competition visit the BWPA website: here



Gareth Watling @ Nature in Art
Sep 27 – Oct 2 all-day

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Gareth Watling started his artistic career in graphic design and freelance illustration, but he now dedicates his time to establishing himself as an artist portraying British Birds.


Ros Wise @ Nature in Art
Sep 27 – Oct 2 all-day

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Ros Wise is based in Gloucestershire and began to paint seriously in 1980. ‘My main inspiration is the Natural World. I began by studying single plants and flower heads in detail and traced their change and evolution through the seasonal year. At the moment I am painting less botanically and painting plants where they naturally grow whether in gardens or wild spaces.’


Revered Objects Which Delight
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

CROWD!(small)To complement our CROWD exhibition (opening October 4th), come and look afresh at some of the objects included in that exhibition and other favourities in the Nature in Art collection. Personal thoughts and stories behind the items. An illustrated talk for everyone by Simon Trapnell.

Cost includes finger buffet

Evening with charcoal artist Stephen Walton @ Nature in Art
Oct 3 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join the art group as they hear charcoal and charcoal pencil artist Stephen Walton tell us the story behind his recently published and highly acclaimed book.

Stephen Walton is artist in residence from October 4th-9th. Find out more about Stephen, here.

CROWD! @ Nature in Art
Oct 4 – Nov 6 all-day


Chosen, Revered Objects Which Delight, all selected from the Nature in Art collection and chosen by popular vote by members of the public. A variety of items that highlight the diversity of art inspired by nature.

CLICK HERE to see the selection and to make your vote! Voting closes 25th September.



Stephen Walton @ Nature in Art
Oct 4 – Oct 9 all-day

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Stephen Walton is a self taught, award winning artist who specialises in using charcoal and charcoal pencils.

‘My artwork developed alongside my love of taking photographs, which resulted in my very particular style and method; when I am out and about I take photographs and when I am at home I draw from them.’


Wild and Free @ Nature in Art
Oct 4 – Oct 16 all-day


Wild and FreeExhibition:
An exhibition by the Gloucestershire based ‘Stitched Up’ textile artists’ group. They use textiles and other media to imaginatively portray the countryside and coast during the changing seasons.


Drawing on Scraperboards @ Nature in Art
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am

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Choose from 2 sessions: 10.30am – 1.00pm or 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Learn how to make your very own scraperboard – a very effective material to draw on. Then using specialist tools you will be able to scratch into the surface to draw whatever image takes your fancy.

(Templates will be available to use if you wish).

Bookable after 4th May.
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Cheetah using Coloured Pencil @ Nature in Art
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

Art CourseCheetah
with Karen Coulson
Maximum Participants: 12

This 2-day course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering different coloured pencil strokes to create the ‘realistic details’ of a Cheetah, using Derwent Coloursoft Pencils on a coloured Mount Board.
A line drawing will be provided to trace if you do not wish to draw the image free hand.

Course Cost
Members: £80
Non-members: £100
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Improvers


Materials List
All materials will be supplied free of charge to use during the course by Karen Coulson.

Artist’s Profile
Karen is a self taught award winning coloured pencil artist and tutor, painting mostly wildlife subjects. She is a Gold Signature member of the UKCPS (United Kingdom Coloured pencil Society).
She exhibits nationally and has won many awards for her detailed pencil work. She runs regular workshops in the Pencil Museum, Keswick as well as many classes in Hampshire, where she currently lives.