Livingstone’s Africa: Art & Photography Exhibition at Edinburgh Fringe 29th June 2013

June 29, 2013

Edinburgh Fringe Exhibition celebrates Livingstone’s Fellow Explorers Two women, descendants of Livingstone’s fellow explorers, are celebrating Livingstone’s bicentenary with their exhibition, Livingstone’s Africa, which runs from 13-18 August 2013 at the Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone’s Land (off the Royal Mile). Specialising in African tourism, Claire Foottit and Mary-Anne Bartlett were drawn together by a shared connection […]

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Reading about David Livingstone in the Bicentenary Year?

April 25, 2013

I think that one of the key things about the whole Livingstone history is the context – so although I’ve given lots of explorer type books below, it’s good to find out a bit about the Victorian era he was born into (and the poverty of Scotland) and the frenetic period of the printing press, […]

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Art Safari visits to Twycross Zoo for a sketching day on Tuesday 16th April

April 11, 2013

If you live in the area, come and join us at Twycross Zoo next week for a full day of sketching and learning the techniques of a wildlife artist. We first met Twycross keepers over in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, so we’re hoping for a nice hot African day next week.  Twycross Zoo is a […]

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‘Mountain Kingdom’ Art Safari to Swaziland March 2013 from Pat’s sketchbook

March 28, 2013

Mountain Kingdom Art Safari to Swaziland March 2013 Thank you to Pat for sharing this splendid old bull elephant from her Swaziland sketchbook.

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Zoo sketching

March 22, 2013

  This fabulous toucan was painted by Liz Chaderton from her zoo sketchbook after the Art Safari zoo sketching workshop with Mary-Anne at London Zoo on 2nd March 2013. Call 01394 382235 to find out about zoo sketching workshops with Mary-Anne and to book your place!  

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Large, grey and unmistakable

February 22, 2013

                  Thank you to Art Safari guest Linda for this wonderful painting from her Zambia sketchbook.

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Edinburgh Zoo Sketching Day – 16th August

February 13, 2013

Join Art Safari at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a day of sketching at Edinburgh Zoo on 16th August.  We find that spending time observing zoo animals can really help speed up your reactions and increase your knowledge of each animal, making you faster and more accurate when drawing animals in the wild when you […]

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Tiger Tension with John Threlfall in India

February 11, 2013

Fantastic to hear that the Art Safari group in India with artist John Threlfall have seen tiger this morning. They spent an awed 20 minutes with a huge male, it was a very overwhelming experience. Let’s hope we’ll see some wonderful sketches from them.  Earlier this week they spent time with three young orphan tigers […]

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Namibia 2012 Seals at Cape Cross

January 28, 2013

Cape Fur Seals at Cape Cross in Namibia By Art Safari guest Karen Joss from ‘Rainbows in the dunes’ Namibia 2012 tour.                         ‘What a sight that was plus the lovely noises and not so lovely aroma!’

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See us at the Adventure Travel Show in London

January 24, 2013

Show time again!  I love it!  A nice warm indoor weekend with outdoor-type people talking about travel non-stop! I’m looking forward to seeing all of our adventure travel friends from all the other stands, people like the nice people at Travel Africa, Malawi Tourism, Kingdom of Swaziland, Exodus, Travel Jordan, Busanga Safaris, Wanderlust as well […]

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