Jonathan Sainsbury at Countryfile live 2016

Jonathan Sainsbury at Countryfile live '16: sketch for Ark display stand

Jonathan Sainsbury at Countryfile live '16: sketch for Ark display stand

Jonathan Sainsbury at Countryfile live '16: sketch for Ark display space

Jonathan Sainsbury at Countryfile live '16: sketch for Ark display space

Jonathan Sainsbury will exhibit at Countryfile live 2016.  This four day show is a partnership between the BBC and the National Trust.  It will be held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from 4-7th August.  The event will celebrate the countryside in its many forms. The editorial team of Countryfile will cover the show for six million viewers.  There will be a strong emphasis for visitors to the show on demonstration and learning.

Jonathan Sainsbury's stand will be far more than a display of paintings.  He will showcase British wildlife art.  His subjects will range from small butterflies to songbirds to game and larger mammals.  His stand will be built like an Ark, referring to the vessel that saved creatures from the Flood.  This novel presentation suggests a theme of Conservation and celebrates the natural world.

The Ark will display originals, prints and cards of Jonathan Sainsbury's work.  It  also presents a wildlife artist's studio, to give visitors an idea of how pictures are made .  Jonathan will be drawing and talking about his work, live, on his stand, during Countryfile Live 2016.

Jonathan Sainsbury at Countryfile live '16: Ark of British Wildlife original watercolour

Jonathan Sainsbury at Countryfile live '16: Ark of British Wildlife original watercolour

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