Dorset Art Weeks 2018 at Kingcombe Meadows
Dorset Wildlife Trust will be hosting a stunning and colourful display of wildlife art as part of the popular Dorset Art Weeks festival.
Dorset is such an inspiring and creative county, and we are lucky enough to be able to display broad range of media, including painting, sculpture and pottery from some of the most talented artists in the country including; Stephen Banks, Sally Derrick, Penny Brown, Jake Winkle, David Metcalff, David Cove, Caroline Scott, Carla Taylor and Antonia Phillips.
Stephen Banks, also known on social media as DorsetScouser, produces stunning images of the Milky Way above Dorset landmarks by utilising extremely long exposures and an intimate knowledge of Dorset’s dark skies.
Sally has been sculpting since the late 1980's. She is no stranger to DAWS at Kingcombe and she has exhibited with Dorset Wildlife Trust many times. Having a keen interest in conservation issues and animal behaviour she hopes to bring pleasure and sometimes thoughtfulness to those who see her work.
Having originally concentrated on figurative and portrait sculpture, she now draws inspiration from the wildlife that visits her West Dorset garden and from the hills, cliffs and seashore nearby.
Some of her pieces are fired clay, some bronze resin and some bronze. They are a wide range of sizes and prices.
Penny Brown trained and worked as a theatre designer before an increasing love of painting and drawing led her to illustration. In recent years, her love of and fascination for the natural world led her to botanical drawing and painting. She works in watercolour, graphite and cut paper collage - where she cuts intricate layers of paper to create collages that are botanically accurate and visually stunning.
She is a member of The Society of Botanical Artists and exhibits with them regularly in London, Frankfurt and Spain. She has won several awards, including the prestigious President's Prize at the SBA exhibition in 2015 for her botanical collages.
In 2018 her book Botanical Drawing - A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit and other Plant Life was published by Search Press.
Inks and paint
Jake Winkle contributes articles about his painting style to The Artist magazine and his work has been the subject of various teaching DVDs and books. Winner of Best in Show at Marwell International Wildlife Art Society and Best Watercolour at The Society of Equestrian Artists, Jake's paintings are vibrant and expressive impressions of the world around him. Finding particular interest in movement and colour Jake's lively wildlife paintings are brimming with both action and character.
Jake exhibits widely in London and the south of England and has undertaken numerous commissions for individuals and notable organisations including The National Trust.
David is based in Dorset and has been a self-employed artist for a number of years: his work can be found in galleries nationwide. Although originally trained in ceramics, David has been inspired by his interest in garden design and wildlife to work with galvanised woven wire to produce animal and bird sculptures of varying sizes. These include owls mounted on blocks of wood, hares captured mid leap and wandering pheasants.
The sculptures are suitable for display in the garden all year round,where the silver-grey colour of the wire softens the lines of the finished pieces and is contrasted naturally by foliage.
Painting and Printmaking
Lively atmospheric paintings and original monoprints - from woodland streams to coastal scenes. Antonia’s work is informed by light, shape and colour.
David Cove has sculpted for the last 10 years in a variety of media - mainly bronze-resin, bronze and plaster. Favourite subjects include animals and birds- particularly to capture the beauty of movement.
Caz creates exciting vibrant images that depict her response and deep emotional attachment to her surroundings. She spends long periods walking, observing and sketching across Dorset and Cornwall. She is motivated by the dramatic landforms and wildness of the coast and moorland often returning to familiar places as well as seeking new inspiration.
Her paintings aim to simplify the complexity of the landscape, drawing out the image and building and balancing shape and colour to reflect the strength and uniqueness and beauty of the scenery.
"The Mousehole Woolery creates contemporary sustainable wool sculptures inspired by the wildlife and conservation of the British countryside and coastline bringing a little piece of nature to your home."