Michael Alexander wrote the following, richly- illustrated article in Living Magazine, published in March 2017:
Wildlife Treasure is an exhibition of sculptures and two-dimensional works at the Nature in Art Museum, at Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst, Gloucester. This is the first time the Society of Animal Artists, USA is holding a Members’ exhibition in Britain. Artists from North America and around the world are participating. Every2-D entry is identical in size, 12 x 9 inches or 9 x 12 inches.
Jonathan Sainsbury is an elected member of the Society of Animal Artists and has frequently exhibited in the Annual Exhibition, held each year in America. Jonathan’s three entries are of a Crested tit in Scots pine, Ptarmigan in a snowy, rocky landscape, and Long-tailed tits with alder catkins.
‘Wildlife Treasures’ opens on July 25th and closes on September 3rd. Works are for sale.
Jonathan Sainsbury launches a new Limited Edition giclee print of a hedgehog, costing £85 framed.
It is available from Jonathan’s stand at the BBC Countryfile Live Event at Blenheim, 4-7th August. Jonathan’s stand, ‘My Ark for Nature’ – K024 – across from the Camera Tower by the main arena at Blenheim – is a working wildlife artist’s studio where he will paint and draw live during the event.
There will be opportunities to ask the artist questions and to interact with the resources on display. There will be original works of art for sale, prints and cards from £3.
Jonathan Sainsbury’s charcoal drawing of hens, ‘Gossip, size 20 inches x 28 inches, sold at Sotheby’s, London, on 2nd March 2016 for £2,750 including commission.
The model for the drawing, a black hen called Edwina, belonging to a friend, was a great family favourite with the Sainsbury children.
Quickdraw is an event launching Dorset Art Week, where invited artists have ninety minutes to produce a finished work of art. Artists then place finished works in frames, for auction on the night. The event is held at Sculpture by the Lakes, Pallington, home of Simon and Monique Gudgeon.
For more information, see Sculpture by the Lakes.