The exhibition will run until November 16th but if anyone would like an invitation to the opening preview please contact me via my website's contact page or contact Kilcock gallery, all are welcome and there is a brochure about the paintings with the postal invitation or one can have an email version if preferred or simply come along on the day!
In this collection of paintings celebrating the beauty of nature I have some works in which natures art of camouflage is explored and I thought I would just say a few words about this. Many birds that I paint are brightly coloured and obviously want to stand out, but at times some are safer if they blend in to their habitat. see these examples below.
'Juvenile Peregrine Falcons'
One can see that the birds plumage is good camouflage in this mountain setting and I used the same palette of colours for all, making sure that the birds were still clearly visible by careful use of light in the painting.
I find Otters are quite hard to spot, in smooth water you sometime see the tell tale trail of silver bubbles from one under the surface and often you just hear the plop of one disappearing into the water as it saw you first! In this painting there is more than one Otter and I hope it takes the viewer a minute or two to spot them.