Good morning folks I hope that this latest Blog post finds you all well, thoroughly recovered from the festive season, refreshed and looking forward to a new and hopefully exciting fun-packed, adventure-filled year ahead of us. 

Thank you to those of you who’ve been taking the time to correspond with me sending both New Year wishes and feedback regarding my Blogs and work in general, all of which is truly appreciated. 

Towards the end of 2016 myself and my husband Gary finally recieved some much anticipated news – our mortgage had finally gone through, after what had been months of waiting due to the dreaded ‘P’ word (probate lol) I’m so very pleased and relieved to say that our once rented property is now our own.  Since relocating to Cheshire from Leicestershire I’ve been working with two temporary studios – one being our conservatory and number two being our spare upstairs room, this was due to having been unable to physically move my original studio from one county to the next.  However I’m glad to say that my days of going back and forth between these ‘perfectly fine for now’ locations in our home will be phased out during the coming months as our garage transforms from occasional dumping ground and storage overflow to custom studio conversion … needless to say I’m a little excited (understatement of the year even though we’re only in January lol).  So to keep you up to date with this work in progress I’ll share an image with you all of how the garage looks at the moment and will then pictorially update you as things take shape:

Okay I’ll keep this blog short for you, with it being the first one since Christmas, pictorially there’s not a lot to share as Chris Packham’s commission is still on my easel.  Not to fear though as I’m over half way there with this one now so it wont be long until you can see what I’ve been working on for Chris:

Once Chris’s commission is complete my ‘wolves’ project will be taking it’s place on my easel and then this too will be worked to completion:

More news coming in next weeks Blog but here’s a taster:

*  I’ll be taking my Knowsley Safari Park market research work into Knowsley Safari Park itself as part of stage one in creating an art-based catalogue of events there …. 

*  Art journal month one ….

*  January will still hopefully be seeing the launch of my YouTube channel ….

*  February sees the start of my Wildlife 2017 Workshops in Leicestershire and an additional one running in Northants the week after ….

*  March sees the birth of another new venture I’ve been asked to create this time at Chester Zoo – Under the umbrella title of Chester’s ‘Bloom Campaign – engaging people with wildlife on a local level‘  I’ll be running ‘Watercolour Wildlife’ workshops ….

* And April sees me take my Wildlife Workshops to Bedfordshire ….

* Oh yes and before I forget I’ve also been asked to tattoo someone!  Lol so more news on that too next time 😉

*  Plus I may have more news on Botswana and Estonia by then ….

Knowsley Safari Park survey:

Once again thank you to all who’ve taken part in my market research survey for the setting up of art-based events over at Knowsley Safari Park, your participation is truly appreciated.  If you haven’t yet taken part but would like to then please copy and paste the following link into you address bar and complete the ten question survey.  It only takes around 3-4 minutes to complete:


Wildlife 2017 Workshops:

Places on these workshops are limited so if you want to book a place for yourself or a loved one early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.  Please see the ‘Workshops’ page for more information and for details on how to book your place:


Okay I’ll leave it at that for now as I need to get back to my easel and you need to go and get creative too 

Thank you once again for taking the time to read my latest Blog post, looking forward to chatting with you again soon.  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 kerrynewell1@gmail.com and I’ll see what I can do.

If as a reader/subscriber you would like to contact me to enquire about buying my art, displaying my art, interviewing me, promoting my work on your Blog, including my work in magazines or to discuss tuition, demonstrations, workshops & my pet portrait service etc then please feel free to contact me via the following:

Email: kerrynewell1@gmail.com

Mobile: 07752325031 (please leave a brief msg along with your number and I’ll get back to you asap)

Okay well 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 again next week, love & hugs Kerry x