Category: 8by8 Wildlife Collection

The 8by8 Wildlife Collection. 8 inch x 8 inch size paintings featuring wildlife from the UK and around the world, capturing the Wildlife that inspires me, evokes memories of past encounters, or is a species I would love to see one day.

Red Kites in Dumfries and Galloway

I recently spent a week in Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland, around the area called the Galloway Red Kite Trail. These beautiful birds of prey put in an appearance every day. Often one would fly low over the garden. A Red Squirrel was also one of the garden visitors. He (yes, I could clearly […]

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8by8 Collection: Red Fox Painting

A watercolour painting I completed in 2022 of a Red Fox. The red fox I haven’t seen many foxes in the wild. The closest I seemed to get most of the time was my old Labrador who always took a fancy to rolling in fox poop (never a nice drive home with that smell in […]

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8by8 Wildlife Collection

In the summer of 2021, I began working on my first Collection, the 8by8 Wildlife Collection. I’ve called it the 8by8 Wildlife Collection because all pieces are 8 inches x 8 inches in size.  It consists of eight pieces of work. My aim is to feature wildlife from the UK and around the world, capturing […]

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Finished work: Blue Jay

A recent blog post showed my work in progress of a Blue Jay painting: On the Easel: Blue Jay I have now finished the painting, and what a stunning bird it was to paint. It’s not often I get to paint so many different shades of blue on a bird! Painting Materials Size: 8 inches […]

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On the Easel: Blue Jay

January 2022. A new piece to add to my 8by8 Wildlife Collection, a Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata). The Blue Jay is native to eastern North America. Despite the name, it is not related to the UK’s Eurasian Jay at all – but I think it is equally as noisy. If you have ever heard a […]

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