A Wildlife Art Exhibition will be taking place at RSPB Minsmere nature reserve’s Discovery Centre, from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August 2018, open from 9.00 am-5pm. Entry to the exhibition is free. (Normal entry fees to RSPB Minsmere nature reserve apply).
Renowned wildlife artist Paul Dyson will be exhibiting his latest watercolour paintings, including wildlife that can be seen at RSPB Minsmere nature reserve. The acclaimed artist has won five national awards and gained increasing popularity and success through his British bird images reproduced for RSPB merchandise.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view new framed and unframed paintings from the artist’s recent trips in the UK and abroad. A range of gifts and greeting cards will also be available to purchase. A percentage from all sales will be donated for conservation projects at RSPB Minsmere nature reserve.
Paul Dyson, who will be in daily residence at the exhibition, said: “It’s always a pleasure to return to Minsmere and see the wildlife, which have inspired many of my paintings.”
For more details about the exhibition and further information about visiting RSPB Minsmere, see: www.rspb.org.uk/minsmere
To view Paul Dyson’s paintings and find out about other 2018 exhibition dates visit: www.pauldysonart.com To purchase merchandise of selected images from Paul Dyson’s paintings, visit RSPB’s online shop at www.rspbshop.co.uk
ABOUT PAUL DYSON – HIS WORK AND TRAVELS:
Paul Dyson has won five national awards. All his paintings are inspired by his own personal experiences in the wild and every painting has a story behind them.
He studied Art & Design at Mansfield College of Art, taking up a career in Graphic Design and finally taking the plunge to work full-time on his wildlife & wilderness paintings 22 years ago. Meticulous observation and research have always been a priority for Paul, taking him to many beautiful and remote areas of the world: from watching tigers in India, camping in the wild to see the dramatic wildlife of East Africa and searching for snow leopards in the Himalaya.
Paul has received considerable public recognition through exhibitions nationally.
From his travels abroad and in the UK, he has produced over 90 limited-edition prints of some of the world’s most popular wildlife. He has worked on international-selling art books for a top London publisher, and has had his bird paintings featured in a RNLI calendar. Through his work, Paul is able to contribute towards animal and environmental conservation.
PAUL DYSON AND THE RSPB:
In 2016, RSPB chose 13 of Paul Dyson’s images to be reproduced for prints and other merchandise for its online shop. The merchandise has been popular with visitors to the website, resulting in successful sales of these items.
TRAVELS PLANNED FOR 2018 & 2019 – FOR FUTURE PAINTINGS OF WILDLIFE:
Madagascar: To view wildlife that cannot be found anywhere else in the world – including Lemurs.
West coast of Southern Ireland: Paul has just returned from his recent trip to watch Terns, Black Guillemots, Chough, Manx Shearwaters and Puffins.
Isle of Arran, Scotland: To watch Otters, Golden Eagles and Hen Harriers.
Himalaya: Trip planned for 2019.
EXHIBITIONS AND TALKS IN 2018:
10 Exhibitions will be taking place in the UK – see website for more details.
Talks throughout the year about the artist’s many adventures and his travels will take place at many societies in the Midlands area.
TRAVELS WHICH HAVE INSPIRED HIS PAINTINGS OF WILDLIFE:
2017 – UK AND ABROAD:
Borneo: To watch the incredible diversity of wildlife, including Orangutans.
Pembrokeshire: Boat trip to Skomer Island to watch coastal birds, including Puffins and Short-eared Owls and Manx Shearwater.
East Coast of Yorkshire, including Bempton Cliffs: To view Gannets, Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins.
Isle of Arran: Watching Otters
RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve
Attenborough Nature Reserve
Dingle in South West Ireland: To watch Dolphins, Minke Whales and many amazing coastal birds.
Mongolia: To see wildlife and view the amazing landscapes and climbing three of four peaks, including an attempt in strong winds to climb the highest peak – Mount Khuiten – and also Mount Nairamdal with its location stretching into China, Russia and Mongolia.
Isle of Arran, Scotland: To see other native wildlife and stunning scenery.
ABOUT THE RSPB:
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together, with its partners, the RSPB protects threatened birds and wildlife so UK towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. The RSPB plays a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.