welcome to my Autumn Newsletter.
Well, it's been a busy few months. In August we attended to British Birdwatching Fair for the fifth consecutive year. I've got to admit with the ongoing economic climate we were a little worried as to how this would go but thankfully those worries were unfounded. Print sales were a little down on last year but by Sunday I had sold several originals, making this our second best Birdfair overall. You can read a full report on the three days on my blog HERE.
I am also pleased to report that I will again be providing images for the UK rod licence next year. Deadlines are always tight so I am already well under way with the artwork. Next years species are salmon and pike and so far I think these are the best yet. below is a preview of both paintings. Prints of both will be available to buy on the website later this year and I will also be running a competition in April 2013 to win one of each print on my Facebook page to coincide with their release as licences, so make sure you sign up!
Over the weekend of 15th-16th September I attended the Midland Game Fair near Telford for the first time in a number of years. I was a guest of Freebird Publishing and Mark Walsingham promoting his new book "A Fool And His Eel" which features a number of my paintings and photographs. The book is a fantastic read and I feel it has the potential to become a future classic.
At the moment I am painting furiously. Not only the rod licences but for my upcoming exhibition at The Birdscapes Gallery. This is a lovely, intimate gallery in the heart of Norfolk birdwatching country not very far from Cley Marshes so if your in the area please do pop in on Sunday 7th October (12.00 noon until 5). There is also a new 'Art Cafe' next door where you can enjoy a coffee and a bun afterwards! 'The exhibition continues until 20th October. As always my exhibition will be split between waders, sea birds and fish. Here's a sneak preview of some of the paintings that will be on sale. Please contact the Gallery if you are interested.
|Ebb Tide, Greenshank oil on board 11 x 23 inches|
|The Mussel Gatherers, Oystercatchers oil on board 12 x 30 inches|
|Morning Light, Greenshank oil on board 12 x 31 inches|
|Redshank oil on board 9 x 9 inches|
|Midnight Pool, Carp & Roach|
In November I will be running a print discount promotion over on my Facebook Page so make sure you join and take advantage of the 10% Off voucher throughout the month!