What’s On

Clare Robertson MissFire @ Nature in Art
Jul 26 – Jul 31 all-day

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Clare Robertson, artist blacksmith, works under the creative name of ‘MissFire’.

Inspiration for many of her pieces comes from the beauty of the natural world. Her ability to imagine, design and manufacture pieces that satisfy the specific requirements and personal tastes of her customers has resulted in a vibrant collection of exciting, and often functional, works of art.


Peter Walwin
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm

Fosseway ArtistsMeet woodcarver, sculptor and furniture maker Peter Walwin together with metal worker Clare Robertson. Peter and Clare have produced work together. Perter has work in the Nature in Art collection. www.peterwalwin.co.uk

Barry Walding @ Nature in Art
Aug 2 – Aug 7 all-day
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Barry Walding is a Gloucestershire based painter renowned for his paintings of wildlife. His preferred medium is oil. He also is renowned for his aviation and railway paintings. This is a change from our previously advertised programme.

Natalie Toplass
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm

Natalie’s paintings are intricate portraits of flowers and seeds, meticulously detailed yet often large in scale. Natalie has exhibited her paintings throughout Great Britain including the Royal Academy.   www.natalietoplass.com 


Alan Bennett @ Nature in Art
Aug 16 – Aug 21 all-day

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Alan Bennett has been inspired by landscape and trees since his formative years. His recent work deals with imagery of trees, woodland and the relationship of people and the land.

Jackie Garner @ Nature in Art
Aug 23 – Aug 29 all-day

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Jackie Garner is a renowned gloucestershire based wildlife artist who returns to the studio by popular demand. As well as having been a regular artist in residence at Nature in Art, Jackie also is a regular tutor at the museum. Please note Jackie will finish demonstrating at 4pm on 30th October.


Jamie Boots
Aug 29 – Sep 2 all-day

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Originally from New Zealand, Jamie is a self taught artist whose work is produced in graphite pencil. The finest detail is achieved by etching fur or skin texture into the paper and then working over the top of it with darker tones of pencil. A large number of photographs are taken with up to ten pictures being used to create the composition of the drawing whilst also trying to capture The individual personality of the animal to be drawn.


Ewan Anderson @ Nature in Art
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day

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Ewan Anderson has had a lifetime interest in trees and drawing. During his career in geography he continued drawing particularly through cartography. Some of his research projects concerned trees. For example, in Oman he measured dewfall as a water source for Prosopis sp. trees.

Since his retirement from academe in 2001, Ewan has been working on his technique, drawing exclusively in the field (en plein air) and trying to balance the botanical and the artistic. In his drawings, Ewan hopes to encapsulate the spirit, character and gesture of the trees.


Linda Twiddy
Sep 6 – Sep 11 all-day

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Linda Twiddy originally trained as an engineering draughtswoman and enjoys drawing as an instrument for expressing concepts and designs. She gains inspiration for her artwork from an interest in geometry, geology, architecture and the repeating patterns found in nature. Linda’s work emphasizes detail and texture, using the dramatic contrast of graphite pencil and the vibrant effects of watercolour.

During her time as artist in residence Linda will be continuing to work on a drawing inspired by the beautiful fireplaces of Wallsworth Hall. The picture combines all the fire places at Nature in Art into one composition, showing each fireplace inside another but maintaining the proportions and unique quality of each fire place.

Trevor Smith @ Nature in Art
Sep 13 – Sep 18 all-day

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Trevor Smith has had an interest in wildlife from an early age. Family visits to the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust at Slimbridge fostered a lifelong passion for birds and the environments they can be found in.

‘I have been teaching students the essentials of bird art for over twenty years now, but I still get a kick from seeing people thrill to the subject and often surprise themselves with hidden latent ability.’