Sunday, 9 October 2011

Saturday 8th October 2011

Welcome everyone to my latest newsletter,
hopefully they'll be something of interest here for you :-)



Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Pastel on Velour
Limited Edition Prints now available

For more information regarding the original please contact me directly via:
Email: or Tel: 07752325031


Whether it's an 'all-day workshop' or a 'work at your own pace in your own home' experience you're after your sure to find something to suit your needs here,
if not give me a call and together we'll see what we can do ;-)

* Wildlife Workshops located at The Kings Centre *
in Wigston, Leicestershire

Come and relax in comfortable surroundings, make new friends and learn to use
'pastel on velour' the easy way.
My workshops cater for all artistic abilities, even if you feel you have none you'll be pleasantly surprised by what can be achieved in just one day, whether you are a complete beginner just starting out or you're already using pastels but would like advise & encouragement in taking your art one step further then these are the workshops for you.

All workshop materials are included in the price and you get to take them home at the end of the day, please feel free to bring along any pastels/pastel pencils you may already have and I'll be more than happy to advise you on how to achieve the optimum results with these also.

Additional materials including velour, soft pastels and pastel pencils will be available for purchase on the day if you want that little something extra to take away.

All workshops have limited places so please book early to avoid disappointment!

For more information, including testimonials, on these workshops
and for booking / availability please see the 'Workshop' page of my website.

Please note that my Winter 2011 Workshop is now fully booked
sorry to those of you who missed out on a place
However there are four places left at the moment on my Spring 2012 Workshop
due to run on Saturday 25th February 2012 and several places left on the rest of next years workshops too:

For booking / availability please see the 'Workshop' page of my website.

* Wildlife Workshops located at Twycross Zoo *
in Warwickshire

I have pleasure in announcing the commencement of my
'Wildlife Workshops at Twycross Zoo'

Beginning on Sunday 13th November 2011
9am - 5pm

Conveniently located just 5 minutes from J11 of the M42, Twycross Zoo is easy to reach, with excellent transport links and fantastic hotel partners, not to mention 1,000 animals from 200 different species. Workshops will be ran from 'Windows on the Wild' - a stunning function room overlooking the beautiful surroundings of a wading bird aviary and boasting its own private entrance through the ' fisherman's shack'.

Again these workshops are suitable for all artistic capabilities from beginners to the more advanced, you'll be pleasantly surprised at just how much can be achieved in one day!

And again additional materials including velour, soft pastels and pastel pencils will be available for purchase on the day if you want that little something extra to take away.

Each workshop costs £120 per person

This price includes all materials & tuition, a wholesome lunch
& free flowing tea & coffee throughout the day
* plus entrance to the zoo throughout the day and a 'keeper talk' *

You'll also have the satisfaction in knowing that you're helping
the East Midland Zoological Society, a registered charity, to continue its valuable work on conservation projects, both in the UK and around the world.

For booking / availability please contact Twycross Zoo direct on
Tel: 0844 474 1777 ext 2053 or Email:

* NEW - One to one personal tuition in my own home *

Would you like home comforts plus the chance for complete one to one encouraging & inspiring tuition? Would you like to know how to achieve results in one day on a wildlife subject of your choosing? Or maybe you'd like to create a portrait of your beloved pet but don't know quite where to start?
If the answer's yes to any of the above then these private tuition days are for you.

Each day is completely tailor made to meet the individuals needs and as with my workshops all materials are provided, but I do encourage you to bring along any materials you may already have so that we can find optimum usage for these too for when you return home. And again additional materials including velour, soft pastels and pastel pencils will be available for purchase on the day if you want that little something
extra to take away.

Price - A full day's tuition costs £125 this includes
all materials, tuition, lunch and free flowing refreshments throughout the day
(special dietary requirements can be catered for if booked in advance)

Time - 10am - 6pm
(other times can be arranged to suit individual needs)

Participants taking part in a full day's tuition will have the opportunity to purchase any of my limited edition prints with a 10% discount on the day.

For more information on these days or to check date availability etc
please contact me directly via:
Email: or Tel: 07752325031

(images & testimonials of satisfied participants coming soon)

* NEW - coming soon - Mini Workshop in a Bag *

Whether its something for yourself or maybe a gift for a friend, if it's a mini workshop your after that you can work through at your own pace in your own home
then this is definitely for you! ;-)

Soon to be made available for easy online purchase through my website these
'Workshops in a Bag' will be packed with all that you need to produce a stunning work of art of your own.
From paper to pastels to pencils and blenders it will all be there complete with an easy to follow instruction booklet containing amongst other things helpful hints and tips to help you achieve a more than satisfactory finish.

(Images and purchase details coming soon, prices to be confirmed)

Dates for you Diary:

* Bushloe Art Society Autumn Exhibition & Sale *

Bushloe Art Society, of which I'm the resident professional, are holding their
Autumn Exhibition and Sale by kind permission of the
'Midlands Co-operative Society' at their Bell Street store in Wigston Leicester from

Saturday 22nd October to Saturday 2nd November 2011

A donation from the sales will go to the Co-operative Society's designated Charity.
This year being the
Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Any inquiries please contact the BAS secretary Kerry Beere directly via:
Email: or Tel: 07900463161

* Exhibiting at the Twycross Zoo Gallery *

As soon as the Bushloe Art Society Exhibition closes my work will then be moved back over to the Gallery at Twycross Zoo. The zoo's gallery is located in 'Himalaya', which is free to enter and also contains a restaurant serving teas, coffees and a range of great value meals with brilliant views over the Snow Leopard enclosure.


Well I guess that will do for now, I've a hundred more things running around in my mind but getting pen to paper so to speak is quite a different matter! lol

So until next time take care & God bless
Kerry x

Thursday, 21 April 2011


Well I don't know about you but this year seems to be just whizzing by so quickly. Can't quite believe that we're almost in May! Okay here goes with a real quick update at just what's been happening since my last post, and those of you that know me will know that the following will be in no particular order (just like the contents of my mind ;-)

Okay for starters - my latest original is now available:
'GLORY' - an African Cheetah

Limited edition prints of 'GLORY' should be available within the next two weeks.

During 'studio time' I'm as busy as ever, sketching out a jaguar close up at the moment, with a small snow leopard pastel waiting in the wings and two oil paintings in very early stages, plus adding to the 'rough copy' of the book I'm working on (so watch this space! ;-)

Latest originals to sell are 'SPLENDOUR' and 'AMUR LEOPARD' both going off to new loving homes - I hope that they bring many hours of pleasure to their new owners as they did for me whilst creating them.

During March I was invited over to Geneva, Switzerland by the art materials manufacturers Caran D'Ache. I had a wonderful time viewing the development processes of new products and getting to work alongside the head chemist in his laboratory for a day testing and sampling a new range of products that will be launched towards the end of this year! Exciting times ahead! It looks as though I'll be demonstrating for them during the summer next year! :-)

28th/29th May of this year will see the official opening of the Twycross Zoo Gallery! My workshops etc should be starting there soon after - I'm meeting with the gallery manager next Thursday to finalize details .............. more information on this coming soon ;-)

In June I'll be demonstrating at Patchings Art Festival again! And for anyone who loves arts and crafts this is an event not to be missed!!!

In August I'll be exhibiting at The Rutland Birdfair!
There really is something for everyone at this internationally renowned event! From art to photography to lectures by leading conservationists (Simon King OBE, Chris Packham, Nick Baker to name but a few) to great food and all things ornithological and more!!!

Okay last but definitely not least:

A quick reminder to say that my Summer Workshop (Sat 14th May) is now fully booked, sorry to those of you who missed out on a place this time. However there are four places left at the moment on the Autumn Workshop (Sat 13th Aug).

Okay I'll leave it at that for now as I have a pond to dig out! lol

So until next time take care & God bless
Kerry x

Monday, 21 February 2011

New Original Now Available + news updates!

Oops well bang goes my promise to update my blog on a monthly basis! lol Sorry about that, please bare with me and I'll try to make up for my slip-up in omitting January from this years blog calender ;-) Anyway better late than never eh, and what couldn't be better than two for the price of one so here goes for a January/February update
(items in no particular order as usual ;-)

Okay for starters its the newly completed 'SPLENDOUR' - a male Barbary Lion

This original is now available along with limited edition prints.

It is with much delight and excitement that I am able to write and share with you all the good news that I was, during the latter part of 2010, approached to work in partnership with, and in some areas exclusively for, Twycross Zoo (Warwickshire, UK)
On the evening of Thursday 27th January I attended the 'Twycross Gallery Preview Evening' where some of my work amongst that of other local artists was being displayed along with the plans for the new Twycross Gallery. The evening was a 'roaring' success (pardon the pun) as my Amur Tiger painting entitled 'MAJESTY' sold along with a framed limited edition print of

More news about this evening can be found on the Twycross Zoo site:

3rd February 2011

Twycross Gallery Preview

"Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society is opening a ground-breaking new contemporary art gallery this summer and is celebrating a highly-successful preview evening at which several major works were sold. The preview showcased a cross-section of the high-quality art and two of Wigston (Leicestershire) artist Kerry Newell’s ultra-detailed pastel on velour works, both an original and a limited edition print, were snapped up for almost £3,000 ............."

'MAJESTY' - Original Sold

Working in partnership with the zoo and the inhabitants that reside there is like a dream come true, many exciting plans have been talked about and the first to be put in to place is the opportunity for me to begin running workshops there, a meeting to discuss this strategy in more detail will be taking place next week, I've a hundred or more ideas I guess they just don't know what they're letting themselves in for! lol :-) More news on this adventure soon :-D

Following the success of the Twycross Gallery Preview evening I was interviewed by a journalist from a local newspaper, The Leicester Mercury, and as a result made the front page and page nine of the following Monday's issue:

Mum-of-three Kerry begins to earn her stripes as an artist

To read the whole article please see the following:

And as a roundabout result -

Sold Another Original:


Okay, nearly finished you'll be pleased to hear! lol Just a quickie to say that this year's 'Spring' workshop (Saturday 26th February) is fully booked - sorry to those of you who missed out on a place this time, but I hope you'll be pleased to know that there are a few remaining places left on this year's 'Summer' workshop on Saturday 14th May.

Take care & God bless
Kerry x