HOW TIME FLIES …

Hi there folks I hope that this blog update finds you all happy and healthy.

The saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ is no understatement as the past few weeks have come and gone so quickly that it feels like only yesterday I was fully immersed in the build up to the Birdfair (Aug 19th – 21st). I’m glad to say that the weeks of planning and preparation, not to mention the monetary investment applied to this year’s Birdfair, paid off with ‘Birdfair 2016’ being my best year yet 🙂 

Like many exhibitors there the weekend is always an intense but fun-filled three days, precious moments interacting with customers new and old (no not age related lol), catching up with fellow exhibitors and networking.  

Amongst my sales for the weekend:


Whilst interacting with the public, whether that be sales, enquiries or networking I like to find time to demonstrate too, and this year’s demonstration sketch was:


This will hopefully at some point this year evolve into a painting, updates coming soon.

The highlight of the Birdfair for me this year was being asked to create a commission for a certain celebretory – more news on this when I have permission to share 🙂 

More News!!!  On Monday 11th July I was invited into Knowsley Safari Park, Cheshire for a meeting with the head of estates and the visitor services manager.  The meeting turned out to be a successful brain storming event regarding my ideas on setting up an art based dimension to Knowsley Safari Park.  My next meeting is scheduled for Monday 10th October – so more news on this exciting adventure to follow …

Back to the here and now and not wanting to waffle on too long as to bore you:

*  All of this year’s workshops have now sold out!  However my ‘Wildlife 2017 Workshop‘ dates have now gone live on my website, please see the ‘Workshops’ page of my website for more details and to book your place:  www.kerrynewell.com

*  This coming Saturday (1st Oct) I’ll be exhibiting and demonstrating at  The Widnes Library, Victoria Road, Widnes, Cheshire  WA8 7QT  10am – 2:30pm by kind invitation of Helen Osborne (Area Manager of Widnes Libraries) as part of a Community & Culture day – the first of it’s kind in Widnes!  If you’re nearby and have some time to spare then please drop by and say hello 🙂

Okay I’ll leave it at that for today as I’ve a commission to finish that has already been on my easel way too long:


Thank you for taking the time to read my latest blog post and looking forward to chatting with you again soon.

If as a reader you would like to contact me to enquire about buying my art, displaying my art, interviewing me, promoting my work on your Blog, including my work in magazines or to discuss tuition, demonstrations, workshops & my pet portrait service etc then please feel free to contact me via the following:

Email:  kerrynewell1@gmail.com

Mobile:  07752325031  (please leave a brief msg along with your number and I’ll get back to you asap)

Well it’s over and out from me

Be blessed and thank you once again for following my endeavours, Kerry x

BIRDFAIR EXHIITION 2016

Well it’s that time of year again … Just three weeks to go to the biggest event & exhibition in my diary each year – The Birdfair  www.birdfair.org.uk.  Friday 19th – Sunday 21st August!

If you love wildlife and haven’t been before you really are missing a wonderful weekend of events – there are art marquees, photography marquees, optics marquees (binoculars, scopes, cameras, lenses etc) where you will find stands hosted by the world’s leading companies in their field i.e. Canon & Nikon to name just a couple.  There are lecture marquees where you can listen and meet amazing naturalists/conservationists such as Simon King, Chris Packham and Jonathon Scott etc. There’s something for everyone – bug hunts for the youngsters and young at heart, country crafts, bird ringing where you can hold and release ringed birds.  There’s a large range of food in the catering marquee and even a well stocked bar!  So much to see and do.  And if this hasn’t wet your appetite then check out their website for even more news on the events that will be happening over the weekend.

And of course if you do attend then please come over and say hi, I’ll be in my usual spot – Stand 20 in the Art Marquee!  

Looking forward to seeing you all soon xXx

WORKSHOPS FOR 2017 NOW AVAILABLE

Hi there everyone I hope that this message finds you well and enjoying the summer sunshine.

Workshops dates for 2017 are now available and places can now be booked via the ‘Workshops‘ page of my website: www.kerrynewell.com

There are also just 3 places left on this autumn’s workshop due to run on Saturday 27th August – the only places left for this year (this year’s winter workshop having already sold out).  These few remaining places too can be booked via the ‘Workshops’ page of my website:  www.kerrynewell.com

As always each workshop has limited places so early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me and I shall do my best to help.

Thank you for reading this message and wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

Best wishes

Kerry xx

A TRIPTYCH OF COMMISSIONS COMPLETE

Finished at last! ☺️ Three commissions for the same client – a great way to have started 2016 😉

Now taking bookings for 2016/17

For more information please see the ‘Commissions’ page of my website: www.kerrynewell.com

WORKSHOPS FOR 2016 SELLING FAST!!!

A brand new year and my workshop places are selling fast!

These ‘pastel on velour wildlife workshops’ are suitable for complete beginners as well as the more experienced pastel user.

So if you want to try something new this year please visit the ‘Workshops’ page of my website www.kerrynewell.com for more information and to book your place.

Limited places available so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Kerry xXx

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  
May I take this opportunity in wishing you all a Happy New Year!!!

Feels great to be back at the easel after a couple of weeks off.  Now working on the first of three new commissions for 2016.

Image updates coming soon.  If you’re interested in pursuing the idea of commissioning a painting then please feel free to either fill in the commission request form on the ‘Commissions’ page on my website or email me for more information:  kerrynewell1@gmail.com

Looking forward to a year full of new adventures and memory making events, and equally looking forward to sharing my year with you all.

Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement – all truly appreciated.

If social media is your thing then please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn 🙂

Facebook business page – KerryNewellWildlifeArtist

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Twitter – @KerryNewellArt

Instagram – @KerryNewellArt

LinkedIn – Kerry Newell (Kerry Newell – Wildlife Artist)

Okay I’ll leave it at that for now as I know we’re all back in the fast lane after the Christmas ‘put your feet up and relax’ season 😉

Thank you for staying subscribed, best wishes Kerry xXx

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wishing all of my followers, friends and family a truly magical Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year filled with love and blessings in abundance!!!

Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement – truly appreciated.

Love and hugs to you all, Kerry xXx  

WORKSHOPS AT CHESTER ZOO – NEW FOR 2016!!!

NEW FOR 2016!!!  Excited to announce that I have been invited to run ‘Wild Art Workshops’ at Chester Zoo next year!!!

Behind the scenes Chester Zoo is at the cutting edge of some remarkable conservation work – so excited to be part of it.

For more information or to book a place please contact Chester Zoo direct, thank you xXx

http://www.chesterzoo.org/plan-your-visit/whats-on/wild-art-workshop

  

NEW COMMISIONS UNDERWAY!

After being well and truly in ‘the zone’ the past two days (please don’t ask how much coffee it involved lol) my latest commissions are now sketched out and ready for stage 2 – the backgrounds!

These three labrador commissions are all for the same client, I’m going to be working them simultaneously to maintain a continuity in the backgrounds thus enabling them to be hanged as a tryptic or separately upon completion.

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Now taking orders for 2016
For more information on commissioning a painting please see the ‘Commissions’ page of my website for details:

www.kerrynewell.com

Well that’s over and out from me for now, thank you for taking a look at my post xXx

SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR 2016 SOLD OUT

News flash – the Summer Wildlife Workshop for 2016 has now officially sold out!!!

Limited amount of places left on the remaining three Wildlife Art Workshops for 2016.

For more information or to book a place then please visit the ‘Workshops’ page of my website: www.kerrynewell.com

Thank you xXx