I’m very sad to report that Bird Art & Photography magazine has been closed with immediate effect.
Bird Art & Photography was a great showcase for wildlife artists and photographers. It not only gave us a platform for showing our work but gave wildlife art lovers an insight in to sketching methods, working environments, wildlife art styles and exhibition opportunities.
Thankfully the sister publication Birdwatch is still going strong and will take on some of the best loved features of Bird Art & Photography. Wildlife art enthusiasts will still have a voice, albeit a quieter one.
I hope that a wildlife art magazine will be viable in the future when economic conditions are more favourable. Unfortunately, in the present climate, magazines are a luxury item that are easy meat for those looking to economise. The timing rather than the concept is the problem for this magazine.
You can see my interview with Katrina Van Grouw for Bird Art & Photography magazine here: http://www.jackiegarner.co.uk/jackie-garner-interview.pdf