Vic Bearcroft – Wolves Cats & Fantasy

VIC BEARCROFT 

Blue Owl invite you to the Opening Night of Wolves Cats & Fantasy on Thursday 4th October 2018, 7-9pm.

Vic Bearcroft will be available for book signings on Opening Night.

John Andrews, author, will be reciting passages from his writings on Opening Night and will also be available for questions.

The exhibition is open from Friday 5th October to January 2019.

We are delighted to have artist Vic Bearcroft exhibiting back with us in a Solo Exhibition with a wide selection of his drawings and paintings; wolves, big cats, domestic cats, birds and fantasy.

Blue Owl are also very pleased to be hosting John Andrews, local author, whose interest lies in history, politics, economics and the environment.  John will be reading excerpts from his publications and will be available for questions during the evening.

Both Vic and John have a shared interest in the environment and saving our planet.

Vic Bearcroft is an East Midlands based professional wildlife and portrait artist who spends many hours studying, sketching and photographing his subjects at close quarters mainly in conservancies in the UK and USA.

Vic told us ‘Some of these animals I know intimately after several years of working with them and I find their character shining through their eyes.   I enjoy working in a variety of mediums, as I feel that this helps to fuel my creativity, and enables me to create different moods to compliment the subject, or to tell a story by setting the animal in a more natural environment. I find that my influences come from varied sources; art, music and literature. As a teenager, it was David Shepherd whose paintings not only sparked my interest in wildlife art, but also his conservation work led me to realize that art and conservation go hand in hand’.

Raising funds for wildlife conservation and animal welfare in general is now an integral part of Vic’s work. He has naturally progressed from telling a story in his paintings and drawings to literally story telling. Vic has recently published his first illustrated book of short stories; modern fairy tales with an environmental message.  Protecting the environment and encouraging others, especially younger generations to do likewise means as much to him as wildlife conservation and animal welfare.

Winning best in show at his first ever wildlife art exhibition, Vic has gone on to win further awards for his work, including the prestigious ‘Endangered Species’ category in the 2012 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. Vic also has his own range of pastels and velour paper created by the SAA, and a highly popular DVD series, ‘Wildlife in Pastels’.

John Andrews has a particular interest in history, politics, economics, and the environment, and has written four books and hundreds of articles and letters on those subjects. His novel is historical fiction, but based around actual events that took place in the 1830s and 1840s with some of the action set in and around Grantham at that time.  His three non-fiction books evolved from research he started for his novel fifteen years ago. The common theme running through his books is – trying to make the world a better place.  John told us ‘Young people are in big trouble. The world they are about to inherit is in a dreadful state, as a direct result of manmade catastrophes ranging from permanent war, economic gangsterism, and environmental collapse. My books try to explain this and offer possible solutions to solve the problem’.