It’s been a very exciting start to the 2015 with Magpie’s launch of COAST at Top Drawer London. The new range, which will hopefully be appearing in shops near you soon, incorporates four personal favourites that I love to see when out birding!
Those of you who are familiar with my work may recognise the Puffin, Common Tern and Oystercatcher. Added to this crew is a new addition of the Common Sandpiper which I like to think gives a small nod to my time scanning the River Ouse and catching a sight of these timid birds as they emerge from the mud flats in low tide.
The range will next be seen at the following Trade Fairs:
Spring Fair 2015
If you do see them on your travels please send me a pic of what you spotted here!
I’m very happy to let you know that packs of 5 individually wrapped contemporary greetings cards featuring the ‘Winter Robin’ design as featured in my ‘A Natural History (Seasons)’ series are now available here.
Each card is 148mm x 105mm in size and have purposely been left blank inside so as you can write your own special message!
We try to use environmentally-friendly materials where we can so all cards are printed on 300gsm FSC certified paper and come wrapped in compostable bags together with recycled envelopes.
The packs are traditionally bound with twine so also make fantastic gifts. They are ready to dispatch and will be sent to you first class so there’s still time to receive them before Christmas!
It’s been a long time coming but I’m really happy to let you know that my new Goldfinch design is soon to be available as a Limited Edition Giclée Print and Greetings Card. Having wanted to capture the essence of such an amazingly striking bird that appears almost too colourful to be a UK resident, I worked and re-worked the piece through a number of colour combinations, composition and tweaks until I was finally pleased with it. I hope you like it too!
This is just a detail but if you would like to see the complete design and are interested in ordering either prints or cards then simply get in touch here.
Yes I’m really happy to reveal that the next of my new pieces for ‘A Natural History’ is the one, the only– ‘Long-tailed Tit’! Being also known by names such as ‘Barrel Tit’ or ‘Bum Barrel’, the Long-tailed Tit has got to be one of the most characterful birds indigenous to the UK.
When rediscovering them in early noughties I was amazed that I had forgotten just how remarkably exotic yet fairly common these birds are. Seeing a group of them as they acrobatically negotiate their way through the trees can only bring extra lift to any grey day!
This is just a detail but both Limited Edition Giclée Prints and Greetings Cards of the full design will be available very soon and can be pre-ordered. If you would like to see the complete design and are interested in ordering either prints or cards then simply contact me here.
Although the website has been fairly quiet these past few months don’t be deceived! It’s been a busy few months here in the studio with lots of things to share. Some of this will have to wait ’til the New Year but in the next few weeks I’ll be giving you all sneaky previews of some of the new additions to ‘A Natural History’ starting with these two characters!
Both cards and Limited Edition Giclée Prints will be available of the full Magpie design soon (this is only a detail..) which you’ll be able to buy from myself directly or through my normal outlets.
So here we have the Magpies. The next has an equally long tail to tell..
I was thrilled to take part in the Cranbrook Art Show this year which was held from the 6th to the 8th November 2014 at the fabulous Vestry Hall on Stone Street. Being one of around 25 artists I was really happy to have shown some of my favourite pieces across the series which included the premier of my Swallow Screenprint – a design which many of you may be familiar with through my greetings cards and giclées but would never seen as a screenprint before!
Thanks to everyone who came to the show, for the great comments I received and of course to Flic Flutter and the rest of the committee for having me in the first place!
Hope that all is well and isn’t the year just flying by? Lots of things are happening with A Natural History at the moment -it’s just that we can’t talk about it all yet!! Anyway-here’s a quick post to let you know about the interview I’ve recently had with Creative Tops with regards to the mugs we produced with the Wildlife Trust. Find more about the story here on the Creative Tops Blog. `
As many of you may know I have recently collaborated with both The Wildlife Trusts and Creative Tops to produce a range of wildlife mugs that include some of my favourite illustrations that I’ve done to accompany Michael Blencowe’s … Continue reading
I’m very excited to announce that you can now visit the new ‘A Natural History’ Etsy shop online where you can see and easily purchase many of my latest limited edition wildlife prints and greetings cards fuss free!
Not all of my work is currently available at the new shop so if there is anything that you’d like to buy but can’t in the online emporium then please try and visit a local stockist or contact me here at A Natural History.
Remember we will ship your new purchases to you as soon as payment and delivery details are received.
Spring seems to be finally here and along with the season comes new things! With this in mind I’m really pleased to let you know that a selection of prints from ‘A Natural History’ are being shown at a great shop/gallery in Rye. The Lion Street Store is located at 6, Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB.
The exhibition marks the launch of the ‘A Natural History’ collection at the Lion Street Store who will be the first to stock my work in Rye. The show starts on the 10th May 2013 and runs right through until the 31st May. The preview is at the store on the 11th May 2013 from 4.00pm til 6.00pm. All are welcome to come so please pop by then if you can!