Thursday, 13 November 2008

'Forever Waiting' - Bonobo Chimpanzee

Hi there, well this year has flown by, I can't believe we're in mid November already! I've been really busy especially over the last four weeks with an ongoing exhibition at a local garden centre, interest has been high and sales not a dissappointment - six sales in four weeks! This has come as a pleasent surprise considering the state of the economy at the moment.

Anyway I really do need to get cracking on with some new paintings, mainly to enlarge the range of subjects in my Limited Edition Print browser at the exhibition. The aforesaid exhibition will be running up to and through the Christmas season, and then exciting plans are being hatched for the New Year!

So here's my latest finished project, a male Bonobo Chimpanzee that I photographed at Twycross Zoo earlier this year:

This painting is now at the printers waiting to be scanned for the production of 100 Limited Edition Giclee Prints, the first one of which is being donated back to Twycross Zoo to be auctioned in the near future for the raising of funds.

Many thanks for dropping by, take care Kerry x

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Snow Leopard Painting Finished!

Well another day in the studio has whizzed by, the outcome being another project complete (well just about, apart from a couple of minor adjustments):

Will be taking this painting to the printers sometime during next week to be scanned for the production of limited edition prints.

Now onto my next project, phew! x

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Five More Minutes

Well you know what they say and its true time really does seem to whiz past when you're having fun, but luckily alot of my time has at least been productive with my latest Snow Leopard painting 'Five More Minutes' most likely to be finished by the end of this week.
Just two enormous paws and some snowy foreground left to do!
Thanks for dropping by! x

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Me & Simon King

Hi there to all, just a quick post regarding something thats very close to my heart. Today I presented the first limited edition Giclee print (1/100) of 'Sovereign Prince' to the wildlife film-maker Simon King! Wow what a day! I've left any decisions regarding its final resting place to Simon whether it be his home, auction or the bin :-) Will let you know when I find out:
Sorry about the weird angle of the photograph (even after cropping) but my mum's hands were shaking so much it's a wonder it turned out at all :-)
Thanks for taking a peek, bye for now x

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Cheetah painting finished

A few hours in the studio today saw the completion of my cheetah painting (as yet untitled), so its now time to get cracking on my snow leopard project! Mum caught me unawares whilst signing this one!
Thanks for taking a peek.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Studio celebrations!

This was my dad's idea, to have a formal studio opening complete with a champagne buffet! So on Sunday 29th June 08 with a few close friends thats exactly what we did!
Myself with my husband Richard, our three children Holly, Ethan & Emilly and our lurcher Amba (whom I'm yet to do a painting of, isn't that always the case!)
Mum & dad and a couple of little thankyous for all of their love, help and advice!
Myself with dad and a surprize poem that he penned for me which is now hanging on my studio wall.
And finally me in my now much loved and used studio!

Home at last! xx

Saturday, 21 June 2008

In My Studio at Last!!!

Phew, at long last I'm able to use my studio!! Hooray!!! Still some bits left to do, but they can wait a while whilst I play 'catch-up' (not to be confused with Ketchup! :-)
Electricity supply to the mains hasn't been connected yet but its in the pipeline so to speak, so an external extension lead with appropriate safety cut off box will suffice for now :-)
My mass of art materials are now being sifted through; papers, prints and boards are now living comfortably in their new home - an A0 plan chest that was donated to me :-) Pastels, paints, brushes etc are being sorted into two categories one being items that are frequently used - these will reside in the studio, & two, less frequently used things will find themselves suitably homed in storage units within our converted attic. As you can imagine Richard has wasted no time in utilizing the dining room table ..................................... for his laptop!!! Cheeky monkey!!!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Project Build cont..

Well we've been busy here (well at least some of us have :-) with the weather getting warmer it was more like working in a greenhouse than a workshop!

My dad, Fred, took it all in his stride though and said that he was really enjoying himself (quite convincingly actually :-) Completing the insulating in just a couple of days.

Then it was my turn to get to work with wallpaper then emulsion & hey presto its really starting to take shape. The wooden boards (to give weight baring strength to the floor) and floor covering have arrived today so off we go again this evening with saws, drills & lots of cooling drinks!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Project Build - workshop

Just a quick update -
three quarters of an hour of rain and two very soggy workmen later the workshop is finally up!
This coming weekend will see the start of insulating work etc

Thanks for taking a peek
Bye for now x

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Project Build!

After what seems like years of having to use our dining room as a painting area, financial circumstances can finally permit me to have a workshop of my very own (yep we finally have the dosh & the word 'studio' sounds far too posh :-) Nothing big and elaborate though, just 8' x 10' of space just for me - heaven!

As you can probably imagine, using the dining room and therefore the dining room table too didn't go down too well with my husband (a bit like my cooking :-) and the rigmarole of setting up easels, paints and pastels only to be putting them away again time after time leaves its mark eventually with a noticable artistic slowing and an eventual grudge against starting something new. So its not to be surprized at that both Richard and myself being equally as excited with the prospect of 'Project Build'!

Yesterday was the day pencilled onto my calendar that would finally see the start of something new, workmen arrived and within a few sweltering hours the base for the workshop was complete .....

from this:

to this:

now it's this coming Friday thats pencilled onto my calendar as this is when the workshop is due to arrive!!

Why Create a Blog?

By creating this blog I hope to keep anyone with a real interest in what I do 'up to date' on the inspiration, research and techniques I use. Please feel free to leave comments or ask questions and I in turn will endeavour to offer answers and advice if necessary. This blog will hopefully also allow me the space to share anything that has been of interest to me and that I feel may be of interest to you.

I have created this Blog as an addition to my Wildlife Art Website:

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Here we go!

Hi there to all and welcome to my brand new blog page!
Please bare with me as I havent the foggiest what I'm doing but it seemed like a good idea at the time :-)