Published: April 25, 2010
Wild-at-heart artists display their work at Burnham animal exhibition

A new exhibition of animal artwork has opened at a Burnham-On-Sea gallery this week.

The display at Sea Breeze in Victoria Street shows the work of twelve artists from Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater and surrounding areas.

The 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.

Tracey 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.

Damien 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.

Margaret 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!

Malcolm 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.

Christine 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.

Julie 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.

The 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.


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