Monday, 21 January 2013

"Why are Insects Fab?" event 30th March & two week Art Exhibition 22nd March - 8th April 2013 at Cornium Museum, Cirencester

I am busy reviewing the dates I have booked for this year. Lots to look forward to....the Amateur Entomologists' Members' Day and AGM at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, as well as my Artist in Residence positions at Nature in Art and Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and so much more this year.

One of the events I am most looking forward to is my annual involvement with the Help a Hedgehog Hospital Charity  These are a fab group of people who work tirelessley to support the well being/care/conservation/education of and about hedgehogs. Since the 1930's, hog numbers have declined by 95%. Without groups like HaHH, hogs would  now be facing potential extinction.
"Hugo" a print I did for HaHH to help raise funds 

Every year the HaHH hold an event at The Corinium Museum, to educate and excite children about hedgehogs.This year is slightly different. There will still be the usual craft/hog events, but I will aso be joining them on March 30th to run sessions called   "Why are Insects Fab? I will be teaching children how to appreciate insects in all of their colourful/diverse/fascinating glory. There will be exotic specimens to see and drawings/paintings to be done.
Species of British Ladybirds in this painting include; The Eyed Ladybird(Anatis ocellata); the 14 Spot Ladybird(Propylea quattuordecimpunctata); the Orange Ladybird(Halyzia sedecimguttata);the Pine LadybiThis w/c painting contains the following Britsh Ladybirds - Pine l/b (Exochomus quadripustulatus); 5 Spot Ladybird(Coccinella quinquepunctata); Orange l/b (Halyzia sedecimguttata) 14 Spot l/b (Propylea quattuordecimpunctatata); Eyed l/b (Anatis ocellata) Limited edition mounted print £35.00, plus P&P. Unmounted print, £20.00, plus P&P.

The event comes in the middle of my own two week art exhibition  at the Corinium Museum in "The Hare" Gallery. This runs from 22nd March - 8th April 2013. Samples of all of my work will be on show and a % of sales proceeds will go to the Museum and the HaHH charity. Last year, my best selling image was my hare. I have another Hare print for this year....let's hope it's as well received...
"Brown Hare#2" - detail. On sale at the exhibition

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