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‘Practise makes progress, not perfection.’ – Me

From my sofa to yours…

Hey there my friends I hope you’re keeping well. It’s been a while since I last put pen to paper, well fingers to keypad to be exact. So we’ve plenty to catch up on. I’ll go and grab a coffee, if you want to do likewise, then we can relax and have a catch up.

Well I don’t know about you but I’ve heard enough about a certain virus that’s been doing the rounds this past 18 months or so, and I want to keep these newsletters upbeat so wont be mentioning it again… apart from saying that I quite enjoyed the first lockdown – plenty of guilt-free studio time.

Okay, so what’s been happening this end, and I apologise in advance as I doubt that my ramblings will be in any particular order (especially chronological).

In short, I’ve been a busy bee lol. Completing more drawings, paintings, commissions and YouTube videos than ever before, within the same timeframe of course. I’ve been inspired by inks, allured again by acrylics and played with my pencils, not to mention the occasional flexing of my digital art muscles lol. I’ve also been busy the past few weeks giving my website some much needed TLC.

So where has all this ‘playing with my art materials’ taken me? Well, I enjoyed a wonderful weekend exhibiting at the EWA (Exhibition of Wildlife Art) back in July, wow is it really that long ago. It’s a brilliant weekend if you’re into wildlife and art, takes place at the same venue each year – Gordale Garden Centre on the Wirral.

Then in October, last month, I was invited to exhibit at the North West Birdwatching Festival. It’s an event that’s held annually at the Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire. Hadn’t been to this event before, let alone exhibited there. On arrival, it turned out that I was the only artist there which was surprising but lovely at the same time.

One of the advantages of exhibiting, apart from selling and meeting such wonderful people, is the chance of being asked to do something that probably wouldn’t have happened otherwise. Well, okay it could but the possibilities are less I would think. Anyway, before I completely loose my thread and have to go and grab another coffee, I’m so very pleased to let you know that I’ve been invited to run Art Workshops at Martin Mere Wetland Centre! Exciting times ahead, even if I say so myself lol. So the first date has been set for Saturday 22nd January 2022 and it’s going to be a watercolour workshop. For beginners and the more experienced alike.

Here’s a little link button if you want to go and have a look at what’s on offer, as long as you promise to come back to read the rest of my ramblings of course:

So where did I get to? Oh yes ‘workshops’ – great news eh. Can’t think of anything better than starting a new hobby or brushing the cobwebs off an old one, and a lovely way of easing into a brand new year 🙂

Anyway as I was saying, before my mind jumped ahead of itself and my ‘fingers hitting the keyboard’ had to follow. I’ve been applying my tech savvy brain cell to the task of tweaking my website. While some people like the idea of a simple to use website where you just ‘drag & drop’ so to speak, I like to challenge myself once in a while with my homemade style WordPress website, one step away from the aforementioned drag & drop but not quite in the realm of coding where I wouldn’t stand a chance lol.

To my website I’ve added ‘Supply Lists’ seven brand new pages showing some of the products I use and can therefore recommend. There’s Graphite & Charcoal, Coloured Pencil, Watercolour & Gouache, Acrylic, Oils, Pastels and Studio Accessories.

Along with a little description and the supply listings, I’ve also included an image on each section showing my recommendations for someone wanting to get started in each medium. Something that I would have found useful when starting out.

On the subject of all things ‘tech savvy’ (well we weren’t but we can pretend can’t we lol) I now have 23 YouTube videos, have plenty more planned too. If you’d like to go and take a look here’s another little pesky button:

I’ve also updated my ‘Commissions’ page which now includes pricing examples and more information than before.

So why not add a little button for that too eh:

Those of you who know me well know that I could ramble on for hours, but those of you who don’t know me so well… I’ll spare you that ordeal for now 😉

I’ve so much more to share with you all but I’ll save it for my next newsletters to you.

If there’s anything you’d like me to chat about in particular just let me know. If there’s any subject or mediums that you’d like to see me cover in a YouTube video just let me know too.

So I’ll sign off now, thank you for spending some time with me.

Stay safe and stay creative, Kerry xXx


Good afternoon folks I hope this blog update finds you all well.

Perfect weather here in the UK again, that is if all you have to do is sit on a lounger being served pink gin cocktails, whilst being wafted with palm fronds before taking a dip in an olympic size swimming pool lol. Unfortunately reality at the minute is a hot & humid art studio with a plentiful supply of chilled water as apposed to pink gin or any other alcoholic beverage for that matter, but I’m not complaining … honest lol.

While the world seems to have gone football mad, every four years birthing a whole new generation of wannabe professional referees shouting at the tv and declaring the ‘I could do better’ chant (yep my husband included lol), I plod on with commissions and filming for my YouTube channel amongst other art related tasks.

After a decluttering session I decided to add some ‘green’ to my working space, by that I mean plant life and not wallpaper made up of £5 notes lol. Now I’ve never been one for ‘collecting’ but oh my … what started out as a single cacti, which I named Cuthbert, sitting on my studio windowsill has now blossomed (pardon the pun) into an ever-expanding plethora of plants! lol Loving it so much I may just have to let my greenery extend to the rest of the house lol. I’m sure many photos will follow in future social media posts …. you’ve been warned lol.

Okay, that’s enough of the waffling for for now, lets see what news I have for you my glorious readers:

  • First and foremost I’m truly thankful to say that this month’s first Wildlife Art Workshop over at Knowsley Safari Park here in Cheshire was a wonderful success, so much so that they’ve booked me in for Workshop number two. If you’d like additional information …

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Hi there folks I hope that this Blog post finds you all happy healthy and enjoying the beginning of the school holidays.

After three years of verbal nudging from family and friends the time has finally arrived – yes my new YouTube channel has finally gone live with my first video now showing!!!  Thank you all for your patience and encouragement it truly has made a difference and is appreciated more than you know.

So here goes:

I’ve also added a brand new page to my website too that is linked to my YouTube channel:

YouTube Channel

This new page is set up to include interactive ‘video thumbnails’ that when clicked will direct you to the appropriate video on my YouTube channel:






If you’d like to see a video covering a specific subject or medium just let me know by dropping me an email at:

And I’ll do my best to oblige

Moving on I’d like to announce that I have been invited to exhibit at this years EWA (Exhibition of Wildlife Art) due to run next weekend  Friday 28th July – Sunday 30th July at Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, S Wirral, CH648TF.  Here I’ll be not only exhibiting my work but demonstrating too.  I’d love to see you over there, don’t forget to drop by and say hi if you can 🙂






Moving onwards into August – usually one of the busiest months in my calendar and yep this year’s August is no exception, and as if I’m not busy enough already I’ve added, in conjunction with ‘Wildlife Art Experiences’, a series of ‘Tuesday Taster ART Workshops’ commencing on Tuesday (there’s a surprise lol) 8th August!  These taster workshops are primarily for those of you wishing to dip your toe into the waters of the art world without having to take on a whole day or weekend workshop (although they’re not as testing as you might think).  Due to run from the Shropshire Falconry centre set in the glorious surrounds of the Shropshire countryside these workshops have something to offer everyone.  A 4 hr timetable will enable you to really get to grips with the materials and subject, the tuition and materials needed are supplied so that all you will need to bring with you is a smile and a willingness to learn.  It’s here that I hope to ignite, encourage and inspire you creative flame 😉

If you’d like to know more or reserve a place on this ‘Tuesday Taster’ or one or more of the subsequent dates please drop me an email and I’ll be more than happy to help:

Forthcoming Tuesday Tasters:

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Tuesday 3th October 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Tuesday 9th January 2018

Venue details:

Shropshire Falconry
Holly Bank The Foxholes, Shrewsbury SY4 5UJ
+44 1939 236541



Moving on to the highlight of my year every year (and actually the place where I met my aforementioned Mr Wonderful lol) – the biggest date for my diary the BIRDFAIR in Rutland!  ‘Birdfair’ is one of it’s kind and attracts in excess of 124,000 people over three days, now that amount of visitors can’t be wrong.  It boasts art marquees, photography marquees, optics marquees (binoculars and telescopes not the alcoholic kind lol) but before you say argh!  There is a marquee with a full licensed bar and restaurant lol, as well as lecture marquees, marquees hosting wildlife and birding holiday stands, books, collectables, yep it goes on and on …. There’s even a huge charity auction …..

Last year Birdfair raised a colossal £350,000 for conservation via Birdlife International (and no I haven’t put the decimal point in the wrong place lol) proving that when people stand together things can really happen!  This year ‘Saving Paradise in the Pacific’ is the project for Birdlife International and I’m so proud to be a part of this event again.

If you’ve never been then please check out the Birdfair website:

‘BIRDFAIR 2017’  Egleton Nature Reserve, Rutland Water, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8BT.

Just 36 days to go and counting …..



Okay I think that’s enough for you all to be getting on with for today.

So it’s over and out from me for now

Be blessed and thank you once again for following my endeavours.

Looking forward to chatting with you all again soon, love & hugs Kerry x

p.s   If you would like me to add anything in particular to my weekly blogs then please pop your ideas in an email and forward them to me at and I’ll see what I can do.