I’m pleased to announce I’ll be attending the Birdfair British Birdwatching Fair 2017. Birdfair is an international wildlife event starting Friday 18 August and running through the weekend (I’ll be there Friday and Saturday). The Birdfair British Birdwatching Fair 2017 will be held at the Rutland Water Nature Reserve. Rutland is the smallest county in England, measuring just 16 miles by 16 miles. At the county centre lies Rutland Water, an internationally famous nature reserve.
Providing one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, the reserve regularly holds in excess of 25,000 waterfowl. The reserve occupies shore line and shallow water lagoons along nine miles of the western end of Rutland Water and covers a total area of 1000 acres. It was created in the 1970s with the construction of the reservoir. There are over 30 bird watching hides and nature trails from two visitor centres with experts to help you with identification.
I’ll be doing live demos on Friday and Saturday on the Wildlife Worldwide stand in Marquee 6 (Stand Nos 25, 26 and 27). As well as demonstrating my technique, I’ll be available to talk about our sculpture/photography safari workshops. These include my latest safari, an India Art and Photo Safari departing 9 March 2018. This once-in-a-lifetime art safari will be based in India’s Pench and Kanha National Parks. This workshop combines morning and afternoon vehicle safaris with practical demonstrations and tuition in the field, which participants can then interpret into photos, sketches and sculptures.
Birdfair 2017 also gives you the chance to view my very latest animal sculpture, a baby white rhino (shown here unfired). I’ll be donating this sculpture to WildAid for auction at their charity gala in Beverley Hills in November. WildAid works to counter illegal wildlife trade by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and supporting nature conservation and protection projects.
Come to Birdfair on either Friday 18 or Saturday 19 August and watch my animal sculpture come to life! Alternatively, contact me any time for more information about my animal sculptures, including animal sculpture commissions, and my animal sculpture and art safari workshops.