artists display their work at Burnham animal exhibition
new exhibition of animal artwork has opened at a Burnham-On-Sea
gallery this week.
display at Sea Breeze in Victoria Street shows the work of twelve
artists from Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater and surrounding areas.
exhibition includes Sophie Jones, an embroidered textile designer,
who is showing her 'Bug Boxes' which contain highly embellished
fantasy bugs. Jackie Charlton's horse pictures explore the structure,
nature and personality of different horses using a variety of
mediums such as pastel, ink, crayon, acrylic and metallic paint.
Marshall's subjects include exotic animals including an ocelot
and a humble seagull perched on Burnham lighthouse. She uses acrylics
and pastels to stunning effect.
Leigh's subjects include an eagle and wild big cats and are produced
in detail using pencil and pastels. Jola Kita's work in 3D includes
subjects include domestic animals, birds and sheep.
Mickelwright has worked closely with horses and her understanding
of them shows through in her use of acrylic inks on canvas. Wendy
Asplin's photographs show the humour in our relationships with
animals, right down to the beady eye of a crocodile!
Spratt shows his passion for the big cats he used to work with
at Bristol Zoo using acrylic paint on canvas. Tim Smith's delicate
water colours show some farmyard friends, but his work also includes
puffins and a panda.
Yard uses pastels, acrylic and watercolour in portraying wild
animals, including meerkats, plus a cow. Eric Petrie shows a distinctive
style and use of vibrant colours in his acrylic paintings on canvas.
Coulson's top quality giclee prints of British and African Wildlife
are shown for the first time. Profits from the sale of her badger
prints will be donated to the Badger Trust.
free entry exhibition runs until Saturday 8th May. Sea Breeze's
opening hours are 10am until 5.30pm from Monday to Friday, except
Wednesday (early closing at 2pm), with Saturday from 10am until
5pm. Most of the exhibits are available to purchase.