A Natural Perspective An Exhibition by Andrew Forkner Local Wild on Saturday 20th October - Saturday 3rd November 2018
NB: THIS EVENT RUNS FROM 20TH OCTOBER - 10TH NOVEMBER
TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS 11.30 - 16.30. SUNDAYS 2 - 4PM. CLOSED MONDAYS.
At the start of his career Andrew produced mostly illustration work, drawing birds and animals for journals, magazines and books, (most notably as principal illustration for the “The Birds of Oxfordshire”), for which he produced the colour plate for the dust jacket and 87 of the 147 ink drawings in the book.
A self taught wildlife artist, he works in a variety of media, including graphite pencil, coloured pencil, acrylics and pastel to complete his originals.
He has produced several commissions for the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), of which he has been a member for over forty years. Andrew is a keen naturalist and has travelled in both this country and abroad in search of wildlife. His artwork has also travelled widely, with examples of his art in collections in the UK, Europe,Kenya, Canada, USA and Nepal.
His wildlife art has been displayed at many British venues including but not exclusive: Christies, Sotheby’s, The Artist and Illustrator’s Show at Olympia, Art Materials Live at NEC, WWT galleries at Slimbridge, Arundel and The London Wetland Centre and Nature in Art at Gloucester (where he participates in their ‘Artist in Residence’ programme and runs drawing/painting workshops),
He chose the title 'A Natural Perspective', because his greatest inspiration has always come from the natural world and the images in the show will be his interpretation of the things that inspire me.
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