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2020 NEWS & NOTICES

 

TWASI MEMBERS SUMMER COMPETITION

A new Annual Competition for all TWASI Members

  1. Entries may be in any media, the wildlife theme for 2020 is “PATTERNS IN NATURE”.
  2. Entries may be entered as a jpeg image (300dpi, up to 5MB), and sent to saraiscrawshaw@aol.com

Please title your jpeg with Name, Title, Medium, and use Email Subject “TWASI Competition”

or – Post an A4 photograph to TWASI, Appletrees, Main Street, Willey, Rugby. CV23 0SH, with Name, Title & Medium written on the back. If you wish to have the photograph returned, please enclose a s.a.e.

  1. Closing date for entries: 1st July 2020.
  2. Entries will be judged by the TWASI Central Council members. The winning entry will be shown on the TWASI website and in the following edition of “On the Wild Side” Magazine, and if available, may be exhibited at the following Annual Exhibition.
  3. Prize: a £50 Art Token.

 


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2019 AGM and Members Weekend at Nature in Art
October 5th and 6th

 

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER CERAMIC RAKU WORKSHOP
WITH JILL COLLIER

 


SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER IPAD ART ANIMAL ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP
WITH IAN COLEMAN 

 

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SUNDAY 10am TO 5pm

 OUR GUEST ARTIST THE RENOWNED ANIMAL SCULPTOR NICK MACKMAN

 

 

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AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY NICK IN THE MORNING, LUNCH, A CRITIQUE OF MEMBERS WORK LED BY NICK 

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TWASI Stourhead National Trust Exhibition

 


Just a few images from our recent Nature in Art Annual Exhibition 2019

 TWASI MEMBERS SUMMER COMPETITION WINNERS

A new Annual Competition for all TWASI Members, sponsored by Sarais Crawshaw.

1.Ayse Rifat – “Twilight Hunter”

Ayse Rifat -Twilight Hunter - Oil

“This was inspired by a chance sighting of a silent and ghostly figure which glided graciously over my back garden late one summer’s evening, hunting for its prey, a sight I will never forget… a wild barn owl.

I was able to produce such a detailed piece with regular visits to a bird of prey rescue facility where I met Pepper the resident Barn Owl.

Meeting Pepper allowed me to study, document and understand the character and movement of barn owls, much deeper than ever before.

For me this was valuable knowledge, for not only creating such an intimate piece, but for future work she has inspired.

Thank you, Pepper!”


2. Christina Hopkinson – 
“A moment to reflect”

Christina Hopkinson -A Moment To Reflect

“This painting was all about colour and reflection from the very start.

These ducks were in the distance standing in shallow water in the River Wye in Bakewell, far enough away to be relaxed and unaware of me taking their photo.

There was actually another male with them, but it was their relationship to one another which convinced me to ignore the general compositional rule of painting odd numbers instead of even.

Then there were the colours! The striking iridescence of the male’s head alongside the subdued browns of the female… and those legs!

My unusual colour choice for the water was complete artistic licence, and chosen to create the contrast between it and the orange legs.

I elected for the portrait orientation in order to maximise the effect of shadows and reflections.

I tend to use my photographs for information only. I ask myself what the picture is about, and the answer to that question is the element I endeavour to convey to the viewer.


3. Neal Griffin – 
“Elephant Mother and Calf”

Neal Griffin -Elephant Mother & Calf- Oil

“This oil painting is from a photo I took from the entrance of my tent during my last trip to Samburu in Kenya.

I loved the reflection on the water and the shadows that were created on the elephants and the water.

The painting was shortlisted for the 2019 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition.”

 

 

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