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RSPB Saltholme


 

Oct 2016 I was kindly invited to work on a project with 'Aim4Art' on a project at RSPB Saltholme near Middlesbrough. Its a bit of a strange project for me as I am not really an animal/wildlife artist but I know the area is surrounded by industry, so I joined in in the hope of discovering something new.

The industry and surrounding horizon lines were right up my street, and I managed to make some successful work with it. What I wasn't expecting was how draw I would be to the birds in the feeding area. I managed to get some decent image through the glass viewing area, so I embarked on some work that was new in subject and medium, opting for watercolours, something I am not familiar with.

After gathering my material I retuned to the studio and set about making the following work:

         

Seal Sands

as seen from RSPB Saltholme

 

in Private Collection

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middesbrough and Port Clarence

as seen from RSPB Saltholme

 

in Private Collection

   

 

   

 

 

RSPB Saltholme

Goldfinches Feeding

Watercolour

 

 

 

   

 

     

 

   

 

 
   

RSPB

Saltholme

 

       
         
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