WWT Slimbridge

Jonathan Pomroy Exhibition

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We're delighted to be welcoming Jonathan Pomroy back to the WWT Slimbridge gallery between 20 September and 9 January 2017. We'll be displaying 37 of his beautiful paintings, all of which are available to buy. For each purchase, a donation will be made to WWT.

 

A little about Jonathan...

"I was fortunate to spend the last year of my degree at Bristol sketching birds from life, often at nearby Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve, Slimbridge. This was a truly inspirational time, working to produce as many field sketches as possible to practice drawing from life, but most importantly spending time observing the behaviour of birds and watching the weather and the effect it has on the landscape.

Since leaving art college I have worked as a freelance wildlife and landscape artist.

I have aimed to have three or four one man exhibitions each year and have really enjoyed exhibiting at such venues as Birdscapes Gallery, Norfolk and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserves Slimbridge, Arundel and The Wetland Centre at Barnes. An annual exhibition at The West Barn, Bradford on Avon has given me an opportunity to show work based on sketches made in the previous year. In time between my own exhibitions I have shown work in joint exhibitions, for example the Cystic Fibrosis Trust exhibitions at Bonhams and Christies, The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge and the Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries. I also run sketching courses from time to time which I find very rewarding.

I place great importance in observing wildlife and landscape on location and keep extensive sketchbooks packed with ideas for compositions. I rarely sell my sketches because these are my most important reference source, but all my paintings are a result of observation made in the field. I have found sketching the most enjoyable part of being an artist. There is great excitement from spending time close to wildlife and inevitably this brings some fascinating insights into the behaviour of many species."

For more information see Jonathan's website.