After having spent a hectic week back in Chesterfield (my old home town) to run my Coloured pencil 'Pet portrait' Workshop which ran on the 9th of May (2015) and catching up with family and friends too, once back home in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, I decided to take a rare day off from work to recuperate and myself and my partner John Graham, decided to head out on the bikes with our camera's to hopefully capture some new reference material and simply enjoy Mother Nature in all her glory! We headed off up the coastal road through Cresswell stopping off at Cresswell Pond to spend some time in their hide looking out at the waders and ending up at Druridge Pools who also has a few hides dotted around their lake too. A 20 mile round trip gathering such great photos were totally worth sore bottoms the next day!!
the natural beauty that surrounds us, so I feel very privileged to have seen such an abundance of Wildlife in such a short space of time - these few but well enjoyed, walks and cycles out have always left me thinking one thing as I stand there admiring each view "I want to paint"!
So in the next few weeks, I will be going back to my first love in Art and that is Birds. I taught myself to draw with Coloured pencils working from bird Illustrations in books when I was little and have always held a great passion for these feathered animals, so have decided to produce a collection of paintings of these beautiful creatures and hope to offer prints once completed too. Progress images will be posted and all Original work will be available to purchase if anyone wishes to buy!
Photography by www.johngrahamart.com and Karen M Berisford
Karen M Berisford