Artists Inspired by Nature - Carry Akroyd (born 1953)
Carry Akroyd is a painter-printmaker whose images examine the relationship between humans, landscape and wildlife. Her representations of contemporary agriculture, botany and birds concentrate on colour, shape and balance.
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The ‘Umble Sparrer (Sparrow) - Cameos of Birdlife #8
under the eaves ...
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A Chaffinch Calling - Cameos of Birdlife #7
first light a chaffinch calling from the cherry
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A Lark Rising - Reimagining Richard Jefferies #6
One of Jefferies’ favourite birds, the lark, was for him associated not only with summer days, but with the promise of summer that is felt towards the end of winter. This small bird of the light and endless blue sky, that seemed to bring a message of hope, of love even, was one he could never tire of seeing and hearing.
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Artists Inspired by Nature - Eileen Alice Soper RMS SWLA 1905-1990
Best known as the original illustrator of Enid Blyton's books, Eileen Soper was particularly fond of depicting children and animals. She was born in Enfield, Middlesex, and then moved to Hertfordshire where her artist father, George, created a wildlife sanctuary in their garden. She sketched many of the animals living there, including deer and badgers, and made etchings and engravings from an early age. She also wrote several books for children and produced a series of natural history books.
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