Drawn From Nature

An Exhibition of Plein Air Wildlife Painting

This exhibition brings together the work of some of Britain’s leading wildlife artists who choose to work directly from life in the field:

Especially curated for The Goodwin Gallery, Petroc Brannams Campus, Barnstaple by wildlife painter and illustrator Warren Collum this exciting exhibition brings together the work of some of Britain’s leading wildlife artists who choose to work directly from life in the field. They have developed methods of drawing and painting rapidly on the spot and concentrate on capturing the life and vitality of their subjects rather than producing detailed portraits. This fresh and honest approach captures the enjoyment of watching wildlife in the field and records many beautifully observed ‘moments in time’.

A view of the exhibition

Field sketches and paintings are grouped according to particular studies by individual artists. From kittiwakes in the Firth of Forth to adders on a Devon common, each frame gives an insight into the daily lives of these creatures as seen through the eyes of these artist/naturalists. Presented this way it is hoped to give an insight into the methods adopted by individual artists, revealing their passion for the subjects and their in-depth knowledge gained through many hours, months and years spent observing and sketching in the field.

The exhibition opens on the 16th April and runs for four weeks until 11th May. The show is open daily from Monday (except Bank Holiday) to Friday, 10am to 4pm, please report to reception for a car pass.

TALK - Warren Collum will be giving a talk about the exhibition on Friday 11 May 2012 at 2pm - all welcome.

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