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Dragonet

Here there be Dragononets! The colourful life of one of the UK’s most vibrant fish…

The Dragonet (Callionymus lyra) is an exotically coloured bottom-dwelling fish. The territorial males display yellows, reds and oranges with dramatic markings of blue. The female with its smaller first dorsal fin in comparison is a dull brown and rather drab. These curious fish have small set but extensible mouths, large lips and claw-like hooks or […]

August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments More
A Marine Life Creature, small, but with a big attitude, the Velvet Swimming Crab!

A Marine Life Creature, small, but with a big attitude, the Velvet Swimming Crab!

The Velvet swimming crab also known as a Witch Crab, or Devil Crab is truly one of the most ferocious Marine Life animals, small in size but it is fearless and will fight to the death. Unlike most crabs which mainly crawl, the Velvet Swimming Crab can swim! On its back legs are swimmerets, flat […]

June 7, 2020 | 0 Comments More
The Silver Sturgeon

The Silver Sturgeon

The inspiration behind the etching of the Sturgeon is from drawings of a beautifully modelled silver Sturgeon on a caviar dish belonging to friends. While at Seville Aquarium earlier this year, I was able to observe Sturgeons at very close quarters, so this print is a combination of drawings of the silver fish and live […]

June 7, 2020 | 0 Comments More
The Making of the Scorpion Fish Plate & Print

The Making of the Scorpion Fish Plate & Print

Scorpion Fish The Scorpion fish has always been intriguing to me as it looks grumpy, lumpy and somewhat exotic for Plymouth Sound. This particular specimen was landed at the Plymouth Fish Market and luckily (for me!) spotted by Moby Nick, one of the local fish merchants, whom I ask to lookout for unusual and rare […]

May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments More
A visit to the Musee de Oceanographique & The Taba Naba Exhibition

A visit to the Musee de Oceanographique & The Taba Naba Exhibition

OCEAN LIFE ‘Ocean Life’ is an installation of sculptures made from ghost nets in the Hall of Honour at the Musee de Oceanographique, Monaco. Ghost nets is a term for fragments or large sections of fishing nets often wantonly abandoned off fishing vessels and now floating in surprisingly large quantities throughout our oceans, they continue to fish, trapping and killing sea […]

June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
The Big Arts Show, 1st - 3rd July 2016

The Big Arts Show, 1st – 3rd July 2016

I will be demonstrating at The Big Arts Show in Shrewsbury. Hopefully it won’t be raining this year… I got a little wet camping last year!

May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Last ever Art in Action 2016!

Last ever Art in Action 2016!

  Celebrating 40 years of ‘Art in Action’ –  July 14 – 17 at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire. The 40th and sadly the last ever Art in Action. I feel very privileged to have been invited back to demonstrate at this wonderful event, the atmosphere, variety and uniqueness of this event makes it very special. Please do come […]

May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Yvonne Arnaud Art 2016 - 6th - 21st July

Yvonne Arnaud Art 2016 – 6th – 21st July

  My work will be on show at the Guildford Arts summer exhibition. Guildford Arts presents its 21st summer exhibition Yvonne Arnaud Art and to celebrate there is a stunning line-up of artists, in both two and three dimensions, from far and wide. There will be a great variety of work from contemporary to more […]

May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Countryfile 'Live' - Four Extraordinary days! 4-7th August 2016

Countryfile ‘Live’ – Four Extraordinary days! 4-7th August 2016

FOUR EXTRAORDINARY DAYS SHOWCASING THE BEST OF THE BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE Between the 4 – 7 August, Countryfile Live will be hosted in the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s iconic World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace, celebrating the very best of our countryside. I will be exhibiting and demonstrating the mezzotint print making process in the ‘Craft Heroes’ section of this […]

May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Art in Action Website

Art in Action, A special kind of event! 16th – 19th July 2015

Every July up to 400 artists, craftsmen, performers and musicians gather together in Waterperry Gardens, Near Wheatley, Oxford to demonstrate their skills and show their work.  I will be demonstrating the Mezzotint and printing process at this years Art in Action – You can also watch the potter pot, the painter paint and the sculptor sculpt. You […]

July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More