The Severn Valley Art Trail is on next weekend; look up the venues and view some original art!
Claire Failes Landscape Artist’s Studio is open in North Nibley.
More amazing landscapes here on her Facebook Page
Jilly Cobbe’s exhibition of art continues in Stroud until the 3rd June.
Art by Jilly Cobbe at Meme Cafe:
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:
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.
A sheep from the Trossach’s which does not actually belong to Penny but does wander around her garden and Cottage Holiday Let as it is open to the farmer’s field.
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:
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.
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.
Peregrine photo below is courtesy of Pixabay images.