Zoo workshops & exhibitions

July 27, 2012

Mary-Anne will be at Banham Zoo, Norfolk on Saturday at the Natural World Art Group Summer Art Exhibition.  She is also challenging artists to draw animals from life at workshops at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford, Oxfordshire and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Berkshire, on on 12th, 13th and 14th August. 

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Elephants at Art in Action

July 27, 2012

Great to see you at the Festivals!  It’s been a busy time for us with summer arts festivals at Patchings near Nottingham and Art in Action near Oxford.  Mary-Anne painted these elephants on the stand last weekend – voted best of show by at least one small person!

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Dunes in Namibia

May 24, 2012

  Thank you to Daphne for sending us these wonderful paintings from her Art Safari Rainbows in the dunes Namibia 2012 ‘Namibia was stunning and the whole safari a delight.. .so well organised in every way. I shall certainly recommend you to friends.’   I’m having fun with ideas from sketches, photos and memories. Here are […]

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India Memories

May 23, 2012

Strokes of Tiger Orange and Peacock Blue Memories of India 2012 Well, I got to see the tigers….a female on our first afternoon….at this stage, I was euphoric and totally content. After all, I had achieved my first ‘dream’. The following day, we saw a male tiger….and that was more than I could have hoped […]

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Elephant Back sketching

April 26, 2012

Thank you Paul for sending me this great picture of Mary-Anne elephant-back sketching (does that count as ‘extreme sketching’, I think sketching from a moving a tuk tuk might?) during Tiger orange & peacock blue the April Art Safari to India 2012. Mary-Anne is now in Namibia for Rainbows in the dunes.   In Etosha National Park […]

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SAA Paint Magazine

April 17, 2012

Congratulations to Sally Pestridge who featured as the cover artist for Paint March 2012, the magazine of the SAA, with her watercolour Bold tulips.  Sally was an Art Safari guest in Malawi and Zambia last year with guest tutor Karen Pearson.  In Paint Sally says ‘Last year I went on an Art Safari to Malawi […]

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The Evening Standard 21.03.12

April 4, 2012

Art Safari feature article in The Evening Standard on Wednesday 21st March 2012 Art Safari had a full page article in The Evening Standard by Lynn Houghton who joined Mary-Anne on safari in Malawi and Zambia. “This is the perfect way to slow down and really observe the animals in their habitat.” She talked about […]

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Cambodia news

February 21, 2012

Temples, dance and rivers Cambodia 9th – 22nd February 2012 I have received a few text messages from Mary-Anne in Cambodia.  Our Art Safari guests have been really busy filling sketchbooks with temple ruins in the Cambodian jungle, floating fishing villages and acrobats at the Battambang Circus School (I’m told the acrobats proved to be challenging subjects […]

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Art Safari at Adventure Travel Show

January 30, 2012

We enjoyed meeting loads of people over the weekend – the Adventure Travel Show was packed!  There were so many good talks on too!  Chatting away on our stand I was sad to miss Frozen Planet cameraman Doug Allan’s life in pictures.   I’d heard that Simon Calder was a secret artist, so asked him to […]

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The Art Safari post-Christmas lunch.

January 11, 2012

The Art Safari post-Christmas lunch gathering on Sunday 8th January was a great success!  Thirty of us enjoyed a delicious lunch at Carluccio’s in Islington, catching up with travelling companions, reminiscing about Art Safari adventures and looking forward to planning trips and challenges for the year ahead.  Before lunch a few early-risers joined Mary-Anne at the […]

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