Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Shop Re-stocked for Xmas !!!

I've recently re-stocked my on-line Folksy shop with some great value 'Wildlife in Character' gifts in time for Christmas. Original art, fridge magnets, coasters and xmas cards; all original designs and reasonably priced.

Follow the link :

www.folksy.com/shops/kitevalley

Here's a sample of some of the items on sale, with more to come :







Monday, 28 October 2013

Show Poster

Just put the finishing touches to the poster for my forthcoming show at Newcastle Central Library in November with my good mate Bob Laine.



If your favourite subject is local landscapes and/or wildlife then I'm sure there will be something in our range of styles, sizes, subject and prices to suit every taste and every pocket. Our affordable art policy means there'll be bargains galore. Come along and see for yourself.


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Dragonfly Season - Gone but not Forgotten

Now that the summer is at an end my favourite summer pastime of dragonfly watching is mainly just fond memories, so have put my illustration training to use and made a couple of ink and watercolour studies of two of my favourites :

Broad-bodied Chaser (male)


Ruddy Darter (male)

Will probably display them at Newcastle City Library from Nov 22nd when I have a two week show with my good mate Bob Laine ( getting the plug in early :)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Latest Commission - Fond Memories

Have recently completed another private commission for Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
They required a portrait of an Andean Goose as a gift for a couple who volunteer there who were very fond of the old female which sadly died earlier this year. I was only too happy to oblige and produced this small watercolour study in a traditional style from photographs.



It was delivered on Tuesday and I've been informed the couple were 'over the moon' with it, already having it adorning a wall in their home.
Happy to be of service for such a lovely gesture.