Author Archives: Jackie Garner

About Jackie Garner

Wildlife artist.

Why £71 Billion Is Not Enough

This week the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced the creative industries  are now worth over £71billion to the UK’s economy per year. That’s a staggering £8million per hour! Which is fantastic, of course, and is rightly being celebrated. Growth of almost … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook – Update

Lately I’ve been busy promoting The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook on various internet sites. It suddenly dawned on me that the one place I haven’t talked about it since publication… is on my own blog. *FAIL* Never mind, I can rectify … Continue reading

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Society of Wildlife Artists 50th Anniversary Exhibition

This week is Private View week. You know how it is, none for ages and then two come along together. Today it’s the Lloyd’s Art Group exhibition, where I’m exhibiting seven works. This is my first year with the group, … Continue reading

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Bird Name Quiz – the Answers

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… (insert drum roll here)…. here are the answers to last week’s Bird Name Quiz. Starling Long-tailed Tit Sparrowhawk Kestrel Nightingale Shelduck Woodpigeon Redstart Fieldfare Dunnock If you like puzzles, especially those with … Continue reading

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Bird Name Quiz

Delving in the loft the other day I came across some of my father’s old books. Amongst them was an absolute gem, handed down from my grandmother’s family. Published in 1890, it is titled Glossary of Dialect and Archaic Words … Continue reading

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The Birds of Gloucestershire

Those of you who came to Bird Fair will have seen that I had a display on my stand about the forthcoming book The Birds of Gloucestershire. Earlier this year I was approached to produce some of the illustrations for … Continue reading

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The Birdwatcher’s Yearbook 2014

I’ve been a great fan of The Birdwatcher’s Yearbook for over twenty-five years, so I’m thrilled to have been chosen to paint the cover image for the 2014 issue. Past artists include Chris Rose, Peter Partington and John Threlfall. The … Continue reading

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Bird Fair 2013

It’s nearly time for the British Birdwatching Fair (aka Bird Fair)…. for the twenty fifth time. Can it really be the 25th anniversary? A lot of water under the bridge, and a lot of money raised for conservation – over … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook

I know I’ve been away for a while, but now… I’m back! The reason, as you’ve probably guessed, is that I’ve been super-busy writing and illustrating the Wildlife Artist’s Handbook, while keeping up with all my other projects. It’s finally … Continue reading

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How to Build an Art Collection on a Budget

Yesterday I tweeted excitedly about my preparations for BirdFair (I’m exhibiting along with many other wildlife artists in the wonderful Art Marquee). Someone responded that visiting the art marquee could be very expensive. Now, it’s not clear whether they meant … Continue reading

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