Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

Every Picture tells a story – realistic and stylised animals in art from Manic Illustrations


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Jilly Cobbe #Artist at Meme Cafe #Stroud

Jilly Cobbe’s exhibition of art continues in Stroud until the 3rd June.

Art by Jilly Cobbe at Meme Cafe:

Drawings by artist Jilly Cobbe

Her Preview this week included the display of real Peregrine Falcons and a Tawny Owl owned by bird handler John Dowling Falconry Ltd.  Here is John Dowling with Jilly holding a Peregrine Falcon:

Jilly Cobbe at her Preview Meme Cafe Stroud

Tawny Owl:

Photo of a Tawny Owl by artist Diane Young


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#Animal #Artist Claudia Hahn

I ventured to Nature In Art to see artist in residence Claudia Hahn who is an amazing animal painter.  She uses all sorts of medium alongside gold leaf and bronze pigments and travelled in India on an elephant to capture pictures of tigers for reference.   I can usually resist a purchase but this time I could not walk away without taking home the print below of “Grumpy Old man”.  See this Tiger print below (still in cellophane hence the highlights!). Find out more about Claudia here.

Photo of artist in residence Claudia Hahn at Nature in Art Glos

Print by Claudia Hahn of a Tiger


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Not Just An #Animal #Artist

When I come across artist websites I do not imagine at that moment that they are in fact defined by other activities as well.  When you come across an Accountant you might also apply the same rule?

As or myself, I am the embodiment of both Artist and Accountant (but from a previous life before children)!  And other stuff that I do.

Spot the difference:

Photo of Diane Young holding an arty shoe

Artist

Photo of Diane Young holding an arty shoe

Accountant/Website Design/Other stuff

I also design websites for artists and have finalised a transfer of a website I manage to the WordPress platform today for a dear artist friend whose fantastic birds and animal drawings and painting scan be found here. Take a look at another approach to the same subject of animals and birds by Jilly Cobbe.

Painting of a Black Vulture by Artist Jilly Cobbe

Painting by Jilly Cobbe

 

 

 

 

 

 


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From Nuthatch to Peregrine – Birds for Art

Having mainly  focused on birds this year with my painting I fancied engaging more directly with my subject matter by trying out some bird watching.

Symonds Yat in Gloucestershire is known to have a successful breeding pair of Peregrine falcons.

The first reward for me was not seeing a Peregrine but instead two Nuthatches up close and snapping some half decent photos.

Luckily for me some time later I happened to have in sight the take-off point from which one of the Peregrine Falcons took to the wing and soared out across the Wye Valley below us.  There was a nice atmosphere between the regular birdwatchers who enthusiastically share information.  It was nice to get there early before the throng of tourists and walkers poured in nearer to lunchtime, and needless to say that is when I snuck away.

Photo of a Nuthatch sitting on a branchNuthatch pecking at a tree trunk by Artist Diane Young

 

Peregrine photo below is courtesy of Pixabay images.

Peregrine, Falcon, Bird, Raptor, Profile