Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

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


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To My Future Daughter- #Poem

The Contender Magazine

The new magazine The Contender reports political articles quarterly but also includes a variety of other contributions such as this moving poem below by Imogen Broughton.

a Poem about her future daughter by Imogen Broughton

The Contender is a political magazine that is not aligned with any particular party and brings politics to you via a variety of informed writers and through different media.  Artwork featured below is by editor Bradley Young

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Purchase the 38 page A4 high quality magazine The Contender here

Available quarterly.

Image by Bradley Young for the Contender Political Magazine Cover

 

 

 

 

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“Fish and Ships” is the title of my shared exhibition with stamp collage artist Rachel Markwick currently on at the Amberley Inn Stroud until the 30th October 2017.We have been lucky enough to have sold some pictures already; this one of mine was sold today.

Tower of animals elephant, lion, bear, flamingo, Painting by artist Diane Young

Balancing Act

Currently the ponies painting is a work in progress, it would be great to think I will finish it soon and that (fingers crossed) a space might be made to hang it.

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“The Hottest Day” – Ponies on Minchinhampton Common

Find Rachel Markwick’s website here

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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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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