The Big Draw 2014 at Art Safari

November 8, 2014

Mark Boyd, Claudia Myatt, Peta Orme, Andrew Casey and I had a brilliant day of drawing and cutting with many visitors of all ages who came to participate in The Big Draw in our studio here at Art Safari in Woodbridge.  The resulting panels would have made Matisse proud of his influence on generations of artists.  This […]

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Congratulations Laney

April 2, 2014

Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London Mon 2nd – Sat 7th Jun 2014 Congratulations to Kenya and Zambia Art Safari guest Laney Randell who has had her beautiful Rhino painting accepted by the DSWF for the wildlife exhibition at the Mall Galleries in June. We are looking forward to visiting the exhibition […]

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Maasai Surprise!

October 10, 2013

  It was a lovely surprise to open up a thank you card and discover these wonderful jumping Maasai warriors performing the adamu dance! Painted by Karen Delderfield who had a ‘magical experience’ on the Art Safari tour ‘First mix flamingo pink’ in Kenya this September, with art tutor Karen Pearson. They now have pride of place in the Art Safari […]

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Highlights from our safaris in Namibia include hearing the hum of the dunes

August 1, 2013

Highlights of Namibia are too many to count (like zebra round a waterhole, they’re all so dazzling), and in fact every tour for me has something completely new and exhilarating, but here are a few that stand out:- Hearing the hum of the dunes Painting at a waterhole at Okaukuejo in Etosha National Park – […]

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Books to read on Kenya for Art Safari: First Mix Flamingo Pink

July 12, 2013

I’m often asked which books to take out on safari, and of course this will vary from country to country.  I generally have Jonathan Kingdon’s Pocket Guide to African Mammals to hand as it’s well illustrated and has good descriptions of the wildlife we see in East Africa.  Being fascinated by the variety and colour of […]

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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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