Category Archives: Wildlife

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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Skylark Nest – Update

About a week ago I posted about finding a skylark nest on one of the local commons (https://garnerwildlifeart.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/inspired-by-gloucestershire/). I checked back today and what had been a nest with four eggs is now a nest with four healthy-looking skylark chicks. They’re … Continue reading

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National Exhibition Wildlife Art (NEWA) – Call For Entries

A quick reminder that the closing date for entries to the National Exhibition Wildlife Art (NEWA) is approaching rapidly. Application forms must be received before Wednesday 6 June 2012, with handing in of actual artwork in July. You can submit your application … Continue reading

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Inspired by Gloucestershire

I’m really lucky to live in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire. We have a wonderful range of habitats: estuary, oak and beech woodlands, arable, wetlands and limestone grassland filled with the appropriate wildlife. My only sadness is that we don’t … Continue reading

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Help a Hedgehog with Herts Hogline

A while ago I blogged about a local hedgehog rescue centre and today I’m very happy to share this guest blog post from Lynne Garner (no relation to me, as far as I know) of Herts Hogline. Please check out … Continue reading

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