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Geoff Read Book Interview 2021: ‘Earwigs to Rhinos’

Geoff Read has previously worked at London Zoo and Marwell Zoological Park.Within this interview Geoff discusses highlights within his career including watching the birth of a snow leopard and Princess Anne’s visit to the Zoo. Geoff talks us through what we can expect from his first publication ‘Earwigs to Rhinos’, reflecting on years of fond…

Interview with Fiona Champion

As part of the run up to the Southern Nature Art Exhibition, we are running a series of interviews, including some written interviews too.   In the first of our written interviews, Megan spoke to Fiona Champion, who is an award-winning, self-taught artist inspired by nature, in particular big cats.   Megan: How did it…

Interview: Mixed Media Artist Neal Griffin

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Neal Griffin, a mixed media artist that works in both 2D and 3D with a variety of mediums including oil, pencil, printing, soapstone, clay and plaster of Paris. Art has always been Neal’s main hobby and interest and he enjoys utilising different mediums.   “I like the…

The Benefits of Creating Art From Artists Themselves

Letting our creativity flow is beneficial to all of us in a multitude of ways. Creating artwork of any medium gives us the opportunity for us to experience these benefits.  We’ve seen over lockdown that people have taken up new hobbies, including art and photography, as a way of relieving stress, managing mental health and…

Interview with Jacqueline Rolls

Jacqueline is a mixed media artist and willow sculptor working in Southampton. She spoke to Abbie as part of our interview series with artists. They spoke about the processes Jacquie uses in her work and how she works with organic materials. Plus we get a sneak peek of the latest piece she is working on…

Interview with Dr Martín Raskovsky

Dr Martín is a photographer that produces artwork through the digital manipulation of photographs.   Time Stamps: 2.56 Science & Photography 7.43 Artist Inspiration 13.57 Martin’s Artwork 16.13 Attitudes towards digital editing of photographs 19.14 The Creative Process 23.25 Ermintrude II Capturing the Heron 26.23 What artwork will be on display at the exhibition 29.00…

The Two Month Countdown Begins

It is now only two months to go until the doors will be opened at Cams Hill School for the 7th Southern Nature Art Exhibition, and preparations are well underway. Since we last posted, we have been promoting the exhibition on all our social media channels. Intern Abbie has been working hard designing and publishing…

Our Team Has Grown Again! We Have Two New Interns

As we enter our 7th year of the Southern Nature Art Exhibition, we have another two interns from the University of Southampton joining us this summer. Abbie Hole and Megan Gaen have started their new roles as Marketing and Promotions Interns and will be focusing on all things social media, marketing and advertising opportunities for the…

Congratulations Emma.

Our congratulations go to Emma Abel of Abelmosaics, she has recently been selected as Runner-Up for The Artist Award as part of the Explorers Against Extinction competition. Check out her profile and the workshop she will be holding in August 2021 This award is decided by the editorial panel of The Artist Magazine and is awarded…

Public Vote 2020: The Results

We’re delighted to announce the winner of this year’s public vote: Nicky Heard’s stunning ‘Giraffe’. This beautiful piece from Nicky depicts the graceful head of a giraffe peering from the frame. It is made all the more impressive by the fact that it was painted using wool. Nicky says of her win: ‘This is the…