Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas and some exciting news!!!

Hi there I hope this message finds you all well and looking forward to the festive season.

I'm sure that those of you who know me will know that I enjoy the varied aspects of my work - creating work for exhibitions, painting domestic and non-domestic animals for commissions, whilst also running workshops and demonstrating to schools/colleges and art groups etc. Well my work/career has now taken another turn in the most exciting and at the same time knee trembling way - I have recently been invited, by Chris Packham (tv presenter, photographer & author) and his partner, to visit a big cat sanctuary on the Isle of Wight where I'll be able to get ‘behind the scenes’ enabling me to photograph these majestic felines ’up close & personal’. And just when I thought things couldn't get any better this came along - I have also been approached to publish a book fronted by the famous television presenter and cameraman Simon King OBE, where I will be showcasing a whole new collection of ‘big cat’ paintings whilst raising funds and awareness to the plight of these majestic mammals of which I am so very fond. So my life has just shifted into the fast-lane, and the New Year will, God willing, see me buckling down and getting some work done for a change! lol Only kidding, but it does feel like a helpful shove in the right direction - straight towards the studio with a plentiful supply of coffee at the ready! lol

Although we're still in December and all conscious thoughts are of Christmas my subconscious is already well into the New Year, deciding on subjects and techniques for the 2011 demonstrations and workshops that will soon be upon me. For those of you interested in booking a place on the Spring 2011 Workshop (Sat 26th Feb) there are only two places left, I may add more dates to my penciled-in diary for 2012 so that eight workshops run each year to keep up with the ever-increasing demand but even I don't want to think about that until the New Year! lol :-)

Okay I'll leave it at that for now but may I take this opportunity in wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year! :-)

Take care and God bless


Ona Kingdon said...

Wow, what exciting news!! Congratulations


Ona Kingdon said...

Wow!! what exciting news.