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  • Gulls by Laurie Campbell

    Over Land and Sea Exhibition



25 May 2019 - 03 July 2019


Free entry


10am - 4pm


Waterston House, SOC Headquarters

This exhibition brings together three painters, Tim Wootton, Darren Rees and Daniel Cole and a sculptor, Simon Griffiths. They share an all-encompassing approach to their subject, aiming to capture a whole scene with much emphasis placed on the landscape/seascape elements of their work. All are established wildlife artists and members of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA).

Tim Wootton draws inspiration from the wildlife of Orkney, where he lives. His work is rooted in field observation and translated in a wide range of media from oils to acrylic and watercolour.

Darren Rees is based in Stirling but travels the world studying wildlife as an artist and as a guide. His work is influenced by these wide-ranging trips, from the Arctic to North and South America, without neglecting the beauty on his doorstep.

Daniel Cole, is based in Cornwall. Alongside intimate studies of birds, Daniel creates sweeping paintings that give a birds’ eye view of the landscape and seascape.

Simon Griffiths is based in County Durham. He works in ceramics producing pieces that also aim to place the animal in context. The sculptures complement perfectly a show that is focused on capturing life unfolding at a particular moment.

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