Annual Charity Art Auction

Thanks to the generosity of some of Great Britain’s most highly regarded sporting artists, we have a fantastic collection of paintings, prints and a bronze sculpture available in the Countryside Learning 18th Annual Art Auction. If you are an art lover looking to add to your collection or simply looking for a present for a loved one this is the site to visit. Place the highest bid and any one of them could be yours!

Countryside Learning, now in its 32nd year as a national registered charity (Reg no: 327091), reaches up to 30,000 children with a programme of events and the members of its Farms for Schools programme reach a further 300,000 children. It organises visits for a single class or events where up to 4,000 inner city children get the chance, often for the first time, to experience the countryside surrounding where they live. They will learn about where their food comes from, how we effect our rural landscape and the nature it supports.

There are 14 lots in total (originals, prints and a bronze) and suitable pictures will be individually framed to enhance the artwork.

Auction launches Tuesday 1st October 9.00am

Auction Ends Thursday 31st October 8.00pm

To bid on an auction, please go to the auction website https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/countrysidelearningcharityartauction2019
click on the lot you would like to bid on and insert the amount of your bid. You will be required to register at the point of placing your first bid.

You will be kept informed of the progress of the auction and if you are lucky enough to win we will contact you to arrange delivery at a mutually agreeable time.

For more information on the auction:

Email sandra@countrysidelearning.org 

Telephone Sandra 07973 676560 or Gary 07711 069092

Thank you for supporting Countryside Learning by visiting our auction.

1.”A Countryside Collective” by Chris Jones – Starting price £200

“A Countryside Collective” by Chris Jones original oil measures 30cm x30cm in a stunning frame total size 41x41cm.

Chris Jones has been a full time artist for nearly twenty years and has painted a variety of subjects in that time – from exotic wildlife, studied during travels abroad, to familiar British and domestic subjects; from extinct and endangered species to works involving elements of still life and portraiture.

Most recently he has concentrated on poultry and game subjects – both portrayals of specific breeds, that appeal to experts and enthusiasts, and larger works featuring many birds that are deliberately reminiscent of the works of classical artists, such as the 17th Century Dutch artist, Melchior de Hondecoeter.

Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, both past and present, he often combines a meticulous technique with complex and intriguing compositions, to create unusual and arresting images – vibrant with colour and life, yet nuanced and truthful in their representation of individual creatures and their quirks.

He has exhibited widely, both in the UK and US, including at the Royal West Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Society of Wildlife Artists, and has featured in a variety of general and specialist publications – ‘The Invitation’ recently featured as the cover image of Country Life magazine.

Learn more about Chris at https://www.chrisjonesart.com/

2. “Ahead of the storm” by Steven Lingham – Starting price £200

“Ahead of the storm” by Steven Lingham original oil size 31cm x44cm framed in a quality leather wrapped moulding to enhance total size43cmx55cm . This painting has been used for the RSPB’s British Birds 2019 slimline calendar, and is the featured image for April.

Steven Lingham is a self-taught artist, based in Yorkshire.He was born in Derby but spent most of his life living in the Vale of York. After a number of years working in the printing industry, and due to the escalating and ever demanding popularity of his paintings, Steven decided to make his life-long hobby into a full-time career in 2003, and since doing so his reputation and skills have gained tremendously.

Steven simply loves to paint, wether it be wildlife, still life or portraits, it’s the challenge to excel himself that drives his passion for his art, initially much inspired by contemporary realist wildlife artists. Steven has also found great inspiration in masters such as Millais, Vermeer and Caravaggio, where the combination of light and detail plays heavily to create beautiful art.

Steven’s passion for British birds is evident as the majority his portfolio contains the subject.He has used a variety of painting media – acrylics, gouache and the occasional pencil drawing, but has finally settled upon oils, which allow him to attain vibrancy in colour and texture. Steven is renowned for the meticulous attention to detail in his paintings, and although can be very labour intensive his work is still rich with light, atmosphere and beauty.

His work can be found in many private collections worldwide, including in the UK, Europe, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and North America.

Although Steven is not too concerned with entering art competitions, over the years he has won a number of awards, and had his work selected for inclusion in the prestigious Birds in Art exhibition and tour for 2010 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, USA, which is arguably the World’s most highly regarded wildlife art exhibition.

In 2008 Steven was invited to become a patron of Raptor Rescue, a UK based charity which rehabilitates birds of prey.

Find out more about Steven at http://www.stevenlingham.com

3. “One morning in May” by John Davis – Starting price £150

“One morning in May” by John Davis A striking, original watercolour in John’s unique style. Image size 33x46cm. Beautifully framed to enhance the picture, total size framed 48x61cm.

John became a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 1987. He has illustrated many books and journals, including work for the RSPB, BBC Wildlife magazine . He works mostly with watercolour but also uses acrylic and oils. Although birds feature prominently, John is a keen mammal watcher. Much of his illustration work is done in the studio, where he turns his sketches into finished paintings, but he is happiest in the field scribbling away or doing a landscape and hoping something will come along!

Learn more about John at http://www.johndavisartist.co.uk/

4. “Robin” by Estelle Robinson – Starting price £150

A stunning, original pastel on velour paper “Robin” by Estelle Robinson
Image size 30.5cm x 24cmBeautifully framed to enhance the picture, see additional photos. Framed size 47cm x 43cm

Estelle has been an artist for over 30 years specialising in portraits and pastels. She also likes to work in graphite and coloured pencil.

It all started many, many years ago when she was asked to draw friends pets and family members. Initially it worked well as it was something she could fit in around her family and full time job, plus she enjoyed it. Over the years this has proved to be good practise and now her children are grown and independant, she is able to focus more on her artwork. Estelle has tried different media, taking a shine to graphite and coloured pencil but after “giving pastel a go”, the love affair was born!

Learn more about Estelle at http://www.estellerobinsonart.com

5. “Eagle Owl” by Kim Thompson – Starting price £120

“Eagle Owl” by Kim Thompson signed print 4/150 image size 24x37cm beautifully framed total size 47x59cm.

Kim Thompson works as a wildlife artist and illustrator. She has worked on projects for Marshall Cavendish, International Masters Publishers and Macmillan Books as well as producing illustrations for advertisements and museum installations. Kim has been commissioned by Royal Doulton to produce the artwork for a range of limited edition prints of British owls and animal images for their fine bone china ware.

Her original paintings have been sold at Christie’s Wildlife Art Auctions and are published by Rosenstiels, a major fine art publisher. She is also a regular participant in the Artist in Residence program at Nature In Art, Gloucester.

Kim is a committee member of Marwell International Wildlife Art Society, exhibiting regularly at their annual summer show and teaching at painting workshops held by the society.

Kim works with several conservation organisations including Botswana Predator Conservation Trust, Lion Aid and Arts for Conservation raising funds and awareness for their campaigns.

Learn more about Kim at http://www.kimthompsonartist.com

6. “Uncertain outlook” by Jeremy Paul – Starting price £120

“Uncertain outlook” by Jeremy Paul a stunning signed and framed print 61/395. The image is 48x33cm and framed 68x50cm

Born in Accrington, Lancashire, UK in 1954, Jeremy Paul had a successful career in marine biology before becoming a professional Wildlife Artist. After receiving a Doctorate for research, his work took him to live in Spain and some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the British Isles, particularly the west coast of Scotland including a period on a small island with a total population of 6.

This was his first experience of true wilderness and abundant wildlife and it was here that he started painting seriously. During the 1980′s his career in art developed even though he was now a leading authority on shellfish cultivation and in charge of a busy research and development programme based in the Scottish Highlands. A completely self taught artist he works in acrylics, developing the painting in many layers of paint with extensive use of underpainting and glazes to alter the tone and atmosphere of the work.

His work is in the collection of ‘Nature in Art’, the International Centre for Wildlife Art Gloucester, UK, where he is part of their artist in residence programme.

He now lives with his wife and two children on the Isle of Man, where he has also received commissions from the Isle of Man Government and in 2002 was asked to put on a private exhibition for the visit to the Island of the King and Queen of Norway.

Learn more about Jeremy at http://www.jeremypaulwildlifeartist.co.uk/

7. “Spaniel puppy” by Catherine Ingleby – Starting price £100

“Spaniel puppy” by Catherine Ingleby Giclee print on canvas (please note this in not framed) Limited edition print 1/250. Size 37x50cm

Catherine Ingleby is one of the foremost sporting artists in the UK, annually represented in exhibitions worldwide, with works in many notable private collections, including that of HM the Queen, and several prominent racing stables.

Catherine is consistently picked to show in prestigious juried exhibitions, and is proud to be a partner artist to the David Shepherd Wildlife Trust, she is passionate about wildlife conservation, regularly donating artworks to help raise funds.

Catherine spent several years training as an artist in Paris and Florence accumulating a solid basis of draughtsmanship on which to base her now instantly recognisable style of dramatic light and movement. She now works full time in her studio in Berkshire, with a plethora of pets that both aid and abet her. She is known for her contemporary take on traditional subjects, and her ability to capture the fleeting sense of movement in her work.

Catherine undertakes a limited amount of commissions a year, some are formal portraits, others action paintings of sports horses or dogs.

Learn more about Catherine at http://www.catherineingleby.com

8. “Grooming hare” by Catherine Inglis – Starting price £120

“Grooming hare” by Catherine Inglis – a stunning framed print. The print is 25/295 and signed by Catherine. Image size 28x36cm framed 46x55cm.

An award winning artist Catherine works predominantly in soft pastels with a wide variety of subjects and is well known for her wildlife work .

She specialises in commission work for portraits and pet & animal portraits.
She has regularly exhibited in the Westminster Gallery and The Mall Galleries London, also with The Kennel Club Art Gallery, London. She exhibits widely throughout the U.K. and has held several joint and solo exhibitions.

In 2005 She was elected to full membership of the Society of Women Artists and in 2011 won two awards, The Frank Herring & Son Easel Award and Jacksons People’s’ Choice Award at the Society’s Celebratory 150th SWA Exhibition held in the Mall Galleries London. Following in 2014 with the presentation of The Windsor & Newton Fine Art Award at the SWA annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries.

Her work hangs in many areas of the UK, also China, Europe, South Africa, Australia and the USA. She is included in Who’s Who in Art.

Catherine is a founder member of ERA, East Riding Artists and a Promoter and Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists for which she is also a demonstrator. July 2012 saw her become an online tutor with ArtTutor .

She holds one and two day workshops at her studio with weekly pastel classes for all abilities in Bishop Wilton. Catherine is available to art groups for pastel demonstrations and workshops.

Her work can be seen in her studio in Skirpenbeck, near York, or by visiting her website.

Find out more about Catherine at http://www.cathinglis.com/

9. “Winter Robin” by Jeremy Paul – Starting price £100

“Winter Robin” by Jeremy Paul Signed and framed print size 20x15cm framed 36x30cm.

Born in Accrington, Lancashire, UK in 1954, Jeremy Paul had a successful career in marine biology before becoming a professional Wildlife Artist.

After receiving a Doctorate for research, his work took him to live in Spain and some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the British Isles, particularly the west coast of Scotland including a period on a small island with a total population of 6.

This was his first experience of true wilderness and abundant wildlife and it was here that he started painting seriously. During the 1980′s his career in art developed even though he was now a leading authority on shellfish cultivation and in charge of a busy research and development programme based in the Scottish Highlands. A completely self taught artist he works in acrylics, developing the painting in many layers of paint with extensive use of underpainting and glazes to alter the tone and atmosphere of the work.

“My aim as a wildlife artist is not merely to illustrate but to impart the atmosphere of the setting and the feel of wildlife in its natural environment. I spend many hours in the field observing wildlife and looking for settings and lighting to inspire an idea for a painting. My greatest thrill so far has been following tigers in the wild and helping raise funds for their conservation through my paintings.”

He has travelled extensively in India, Africa, North America and most recently, Antarctica and the Arctic. He has had many one-man exhibitions. His work is in the collection of ‘Nature in Art’, the International Centre for Wildlife Art Gloucester, UK, where he is part of their artist in residence programme. He publishes his own range of Limited and open edition wildlife-art-prints

He now lives with his wife and two children on the Isle of Man, where he has also received commissions from the Isle of Man Government and in 2002 was asked to put on a private exhibition for the visit to the Island of the King and Queen of Norway.

His work has also been reproduced on a number of wildlife art postage stamps. A book of his bird paintings was produced in 2007.

Special Achievements:
‘Birds in Art’ USA 1994, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012-14, 2018, 2019
Wildscape Magazine’s Wildlife Artist of the Year 2008, runner up 2009
Selected for exhibition/final judging in David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation artist of the year 2008-17
BBC WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CATEGORY WINNER 2010, 2011, 2012
Wildscape Magazine – ‘Editor’s Choice’ WINNER 2010
Selected for Artists for Conservation showcase Exhibition and calendar 2010
Collections:
Nature in Art, Gloucester, UK

Publications:
Wildlife – An Artist’s view (2013)
Manx Bird Life (2007)
Artist – Annual yearbook of the Isle of Man post – featuring 60 of Jeremy’s paintings of birds of the Island.

Learn more about Jeremy at https://www.jeremypaulwildlifeartist.co.uk/biography/

10. “Sparring pheasants” by Robert E Fuller – Starting price £120

“Sparring pheasants” by Robert E Fuller a signed print number 39/550 size 56x42cm and beautifully framed 78x60cm.

Robert E Fuller is one of Britain’s foremost wildlife artists. His paintings sell all over the world and his trademark, highly-detailed images have been adopted at home by the RSPB and the National Trust. He has exhibited in wildlife galleries across Europe and up to 7,000 people visit his own gallery in North Yorkshire each year.

A recognized authority on wildlife, Robert often appears on television and regularly writes about his wildlife subjects for his local newspaper, The Yorkshire Post. His life-long passion for the natural world was shaped by his upbringing on a farm on the Yorkshire Wolds.

Learn more about Robert at https://www.robertefuller.com/

11. “Acacia plains” by Annabel Pope – Starting price £120

“Acacia plains” by Annabel Pope signed print 36/150 image size 51x40cm framed to 60x55cm

Annabel Pope grew up on a farm in Norfolk, always exploring the outdoors and wildlife.

She first visited Africa as a child and continued to travel and spend time in the continent throughout her formal education. Over the years Annabel’s work has documented visits to several other countries including North and South America, India and the Far East. Her great passion for travel allows her to visualise and witness wildlife in it’s natural environment and is the inspiration for all the work. Her work attracts interest internationally and she has successfully exhibited in the UK on several occasions which have established her as a leading wildlife artist.

Annabel’s passion for her subject matter is captured in her unique style and variety of mediums. Her need to explore the close chemistry and behavioural characteristics of each species, results in her forming a style which relates best to the living soul of the individual animals.

Annabel’s skill is her consistent ability to deliver works which on the one hand show remarkable technical quality and visual integrity to the subject; whilst at the same time transferring great character, spirit and energy to the observer.

Annabel also contributes her work to charities and exhibits with travel companies to promote holidays worldwide. A few charities include, Countryside Foundation for Education, the Countryside Alliance, Zambian Conservation and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. A silent auction was held of one her paintings for Tusk Trust, and consequently printed in Sir Tim Ackroyd’s book ‘Ark Two’

Kenya, 2011, she was asked to be artist in residence at little Governors Camp in the Masai Mara, working with Jonathan Scott and Warren Samuels from the BBC big cat diary series.

2012 – Annabel then travelled finding inspiration again from Kenya, Mongolia, Ladakh (in the Indian Himalaya), and India. Her work Exhibited by Cricket Fine Art, SW6 in a Solo Show.

2013 – Trips to Morocco and Kenya, working with Ralph Lauren stores abroad, private commissions, solo show at Lavenham Hall and numerous group charity show.

2014 – Trip to Kenya working with lodges and selling work. Solo show at Patrick Mavros, london.

Annabel works from her own studio in Battersea and work can be viewed by appointment at her Studio/gallery.

Learn more about Annabel at http://annabelpope.com/

12. “Life in the gutter-the escape” by Jeremy Paul – Starting price £100

“Life in the gutter-the escape” by Jeremy Paul signed print 385/850. Image size 13x36cm and total framed size 32x52cm.

Born in Accrington, Lancashire, UK in 1954, Jeremy Paul had a successful career in marine biology before becoming a professional Wildlife Artist. After receiving a Doctorate for research, his work took him to live in Spain and some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the British Isles, particularly the west coast of Scotland including a period on a small island with a total population of 6.

This was his first experience of true wilderness and abundant wildlife and it was here that he started painting seriously. During the 1980′s his career in art developed even though he was now a leading authority on shellfish cultivation and in charge of a busy research and development programme based in the Scottish Highlands. A completely self taught artist he works in acrylics, developing the painting in many layers of paint with extensive use of underpainting and glazes to alter the tone and atmosphere of the work.

His work is in the collection of ‘Nature in Art’, the International Centre for Wildlife Art Gloucester, UK, where he is part of their artist in residence programme.

He now lives with his wife and two children on the Isle of Man, where he has also received commissions from the Isle of Man Government and in 2002 was asked to put on a private exhibition for the visit to the Island of the King and Queen of Norway.

Learn more about Jeremy at http://www.jeremypaulwildlifeartist.co.uk/

13. “Pig slumbering” Bronze by Andrew Glasby – Starting price £100

“Pig slumbering” Bronze by Andrew Glasby Height 3cm, Width 13cm, Depth 7cm

Andrew was born in Ashford, Middlesex and was educated at the Duke of York’s Royal Military Boarding School. Andrew’s first passion was cricket and whilst at school had county trials for Kent and in 1987 was selected for the Lord’s Taverners award course at Lords. Andrew won the Military Cup and was also Drum Major of the school’s 100 strong military band.

In 1992 Andrew joined The Cambridge Food Company and enjoyed 15 years helping to build a very successful business becoming Sales Director and co-owner.

Although fascinated by his father’s amazing sculpting journey, Andrew had no sculpting experience and had only watched Alan ‘in action’ on several occasions. It wasn’t until Alan suddenly passed away in 2008 that Andrew decided to produce his father’s work and like Alan, he discovered he had a hidden ability and passion for sculpting birds. Over the last 7 years he has sculpted over 25 original limited edition bronzes.

Andrew has a lifelong passion for martial arts and has been training from a very young age. He holds a 6th degree black belt in ITF Tae Kwon Do and runs a school in Peterborough.

Andrew exhibits his works in galleries and at various shows throughout the country. He lives in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and has been married to Natalie for 15 years. They have two sons, Jamie and Louis.

Learn more and read about the creation of Andrew’s bronzes at http://www.ag-sculptures.co.uk/category/creation-process/

14. “Laurel in berries” by Kathleen Hindle – Starting price £50

“Laurel in berries” by Kathleen Hindle (deceased) a watercolour (donated by a supporter) Image size 28cm x40cm framed 41x55cm.

This painting was one of a series of autumn berries and first shown at the Royal Horticultural Society

Kathleen Hindle went to the Huddersfield College of Art where she won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, just before the start of World War 2 and she was evacuated to the Lake Distict. It’s thought she was billeted in Ambleside for the duration and this is where she gained much of her inspiration for her botanical paintings. She went on to do many paintings for the RHS and regularly had exhibitions at the RHS shows.

She painted whilst at these shows, took commissions and sold paintings. She was a keen boxer dog enthusiast and regularly showed her dogs at Huddersfield dog shows! Apart from her time in London & the Lake District she lived all her life in a small village near Huddersfield, Yorkshire..

This painting has been very kindly donated by our supporters Robin + Vanessa Fawcett of http://treewright.co.uk/