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    An Exhibition by Colin Woolf & John Cox


An Exhibition by Colin Woolf & John Cox

26 MAY - 11 JULY 2018

The SOC is presenting two artists: Colin Woolf and John Cox for a joint exhibition of wildlife art. Both artists have long and established careers as wildlife artists, producing detailed book illustrations as well as fine-art work.  Both are also very versatile turning their hand to different media including painting with feathers in the case of Colin Woolf!

This joint exhibition encompasses a wide range of subjects and approaches: from the wilder parts of Scotland to the gentler farmland of Lancashire and from drawings to moody oil paintings.

Colin Woolf is based in Argyll and has long been inspired by the wild landscapes and fauna that surround him. His subjects range from Mountain Hares to Golden Eagles, Barn Owls to Black Grouse.  Having worked for years in watercolour, Colin has also rediscovered the traditional art of painting with Woodcock pin-feathers.  A number of paintings in the exhibition are produced using this exacting but rewarding technique.

John Cox is based in Lancashire where he draws inspiration from the unexpected associations between animals, especially between farm and wild animals. John has devoted many years to producing book illustrations for field guides to birds and animals from around the world (notably the ground-breaking Handbook of the Birds of the World). What John enjoys most is working from life and his sketch books have accompanied him from his local area to North America and Borneo. John was elected a member of the Society of Wildlife Artist in 1993.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 26th May and runs until Wednesday 11th July 2018.  Open daily, 10am to 4pm and entry is free. 


SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.