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born 1960,Jane Holford Atkin. Grew up
in the Gloucestershire countryside,
where my love of wildlife grew.
I've always loved drawing and painting,
and had my first exhibition of
paintings in the garden shed, when I
was six years old!
I attended Gloucester art college
from 1976-77 but I spent most of my
time sketching stuffed animals and
birds in the museum opposite!
I appeared on Open University's
programme, 'Natural Numbers' in 1977
drawing birds, including Barnacle Geese
at Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust.
The late Sir Peter Scott was a great
inspiration and encouragement to me;
he wrote to me when I was fifteen
telling me not give up!
As well as wildlife I draw/paint
canine and equestrian portraits for
I am lucky to still live near countryside where I see wildlife
often.click on gallery images to enlarge.Phone me on 01179390217
link to www.click4wildlife art.com
My work has been exhibited in USA,
Britain,Guernsey.I am a member of The
Wildlife Art Society,Coloured pencil society. My work is regularly exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy and recently (2011) have a photograph in the Open Photography exhibition there,lucky as well that it sold!
Commissions can take one week or longer depending on size and medium.June 2011 winner of gold award at The Wildlife Art Society exhibition for 'Cygnet'my work can also be seen on www.artgallery.co.uk where it can be purchased from the gallery
Exhibitions have included;
Paignton Zoo, Bristol Zoo, Kansas(USA)
of Wildlife Art, Society of Women
Artists,Society of Equestrian Artists,
Maine Island(USA),Society of Feline
Artists,Clifton Arts Society ,TWASI,
Royal West of England Academy,
2000 Christmas card for SAA
2002 Blue Ribbon award for
Barnacle Geese, Maine Island
2004 public choice award for
best in show, TWAS exhibition, Bristol
2005 runner up David Cook drawing
2006 protecting wildlife for the
future, Cheshire Wildlife Trust for
'Meltdown' (see gallery)
2007 commended for 'Pretty
Flamingo', Wildscape magazine
2008 David Cook drawing award, NEWA
2010 runner up in Birds category in
BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year
2010 best newcomer to coloured pencil
sponsered by Leisure Painter magazine
2011 Gold award TWASI annual exhibition for 'Cygnet'
Acrylics, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pencil/Charcoal
Animals, Etchings, Landscape, Portrait, Trees and Foliage, Wildlife