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As an artist, nothing thrills me more than watching little pools of colour burst into life when the watercolours hit the page. There's always an element of surprise, its captivating, real edge of the seat stuff! That and a passion for wildlife are what keep me painting, I paint what I love and I love the creatures we share our planet with.
The challenge for me as a wildlife artist is to capture their spirit, not just their shape, getting their character on paper without seeming static is possible with watercolours. It's all about the energy!
I feel blessed living in rural Somerset, close to the levels with so much wildlife on my doorstep. It's an artist's dream! Birdwatching and walks with my dogs are a constant source of inspiration but its not just British wildlife that I paint. You'll find some fun and funky friends from far away lands in my gallery too. Giraffes and elephants are particular favourites, hummingbirds too, all painted with watercolours in a loose style with a colourful palette.
Have a browse through my website, there are lots of watercolours to see in the Gallery page and even more to buy as prints, gifts or other beautiful items for your home in the shopping pages. If its pet portraits you're after then I've got that covered too! I work from your photos so let me have your favourite pics and I'll take it from there.
I have just opened an Etsy shop to run alongside my website so please take a look. All the items you see here are also available on Etsy plus a few extra options in Fine Art Prints. For anyone outside of the UK, Etsy is the best option for shopping as the international postage options are available there. Follow this link to my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GekkoArtWatercolours
If you would like to get in touch, have a chat or commission a painting then drop me a line through the contact page or come and say hello at one of the shows that I'll be trading at throughout the year. The list of shows, fairs and festivals are on the events page. It'll be lovely to see or hear from you!
I hope you enjoy your visit!
Sadly, due to the coronavirus outbreak, most of my show's for the year have been cancelled but I am still able to work from my studio and I can continue to send out mail order items. These will be despatched within2-3 business days as I limit trips to the post office to twice a week.
Stay safe everyone!