http://www.johnbusbyartist.co.uk/

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John Busby’s family have set up a site celebrating John’s life and work.
Here is a link to the new site .
http://www.johnbusbyartist.co.uk/
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The Natural Eye, Art Book One

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To order a copy or copies of the book click here

Ben Woodhams is ‘Earthbound’

IMG_3840‘Earthbound’ is the name of an exhibition just opened in Gudhjem, Bornholm,  showcasing the work of SWLA member Ben Woodhams and four other Bornholm-based artists – all of whom use the natural environment as the primary source of inspiration for their work.

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Eva Brandt uses pigments and clays dug up from Bornholm’s many beaches to create organic ceramic vessels, while Hans Henning Pedersen works with discarded wood to create huge wooden bowls, which are at first turned, then purposefully exposed to humidity to create almost living sculptural vessels. IMG_3886

Lone Schiøtz works mostly in watercolour, and is known for her delicate almost Japanese brush strokes, whilst Barbara Sørensen is predominately an oil painter, who makes dark and wintry interpretations of Bornholm’s cliffs and forests.IMG_3812 Ben Woodhams’ work in ‘Earthbound’ is mostly time-based with a ripening oilseed rape field and 24 hour studies of solstice and equinoxes sitting alongside timed field sketches of ravens, hawk owls and cranes.IMG_3896

Julia Manning exhibiting with PINE FERODA

Julia Manning RE  ASWLA is one of the five members of the wood cut print collaboration called PINE FERODA.
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They have 2 exhibitions coming up at
REBECCA HOSSACK GALLERY
2A CONWAY ST
LONDON
W1T 6BA
4-28TH MAY
DEVON GUILD OF CRAFTSMEN
RIVERSIDE MILL
BOVEY TRACEY
DEVON
TQ13 9AF
21st May-3rd July
see their film  https://vimeo.com/149631666

 

BTO/SWLA Flightlines – Bardsey Island/Ynys Enlli

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Darren at the Observatory

This September Darren Woodhead, Greg Poole and I spent a week on Bardsey to watch and draw the work of a Bird Observatory, as part of the ongoing BTO Flightlines Project with the SWLA. Continue reading

Wildlife Trusts Diving Bursary Open for Applicants

An artist prepared to take the plunge and seek inspiration beneath the waves is being sought by The Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists. Continue reading

Printmaking courses postscript

A personal account of the monoprint and drypoint one day workshops held at the Mall galleries learning centre on the last days of the 2015 SWLA Natural Eye exhibition.

Bruce Pearson preparing a drypoint plate – photo jon perry www.arranginglight.com

Both courses were a great success I think. In the end we 3 tutors joined forces, this meant that we could share ideas/resources  and have more common ground for  future courses. Continue reading