Wildlife art continues to be an important part of Slimbridge Wetland Centre, building on the artistic legacy of Sir Peter Scott.
In 2000, the Cheng - Kim Loke Gallery was opened with a retrospective of his work and has since housed exhibitions by many local and internationally recognised artists, displaying a wide variety of media.
The art gallery plays host to six exhibitions of wildlife art each year. All mediums are shown from water colours to 3D works. It's a wonderful place to find one-off pieces at extremely affordable prices, and a percentage of all sales goes to the conservation work of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.
Currently showing (Thursday 6 December to Monday 4 March 2019)
After five years at art school and 30 years as an advertising art director in London and Oslo, Chris decided on a career change. He learnt how to cut lino. Since 2005 the Forest of Dean artist has specialised in wildlife subjects.
I have been a self-employed artist since 1984 and moved into the Forest of Dean in 2000. My favourite subjects are from nature and I am fascinated by the array of colours seen in the natural world.
Barking Hen Jewellery - Tamara Eccleston
Tamara Eggleston, a jeweller and designer for over 20 years, hand makes her jewellery from a little studio in the back garden of her home in North Wiltshire.
Sarah is a writer and artist. She has self published a fantasy adventure for older children, written and illustrated for a younger audience.
Rosemary has enjoyed sketching in pencil and pen since her teens in the 1970s. Favourite subjects are village scenes and birds.
AJ Hacker is an artist and palaeontologist from the Cotswold Edge. Birds are a recurring topic for AJ as they symbolize great beauty and strength in the modern natural world we live in and experience.