The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Waterston House, Aberlady
Running from: April 8 – May 24
Open daily: 10am – 4pm, entry is free
The Donald Watson Gallery is once again presenting a new exhibition featuring work by Paul Bartlett. Self-taught artist with a PhD in animal behaviour, Paul won Artist of the Year in 2006 and the Langford Press award in 2012 at their annual exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries. He has twice been a category winner and overall runner-up in the David Shepherd “Wildlife Artist of the Year” competition (2009 and 2010) and winner of the British Birds category for the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year in 2009. His work has featured in numerous art publications and several books.
Paul creates his pictures by using torn-up pieces of bird and wildlife magazines , with a bit of acrylic paint used to fill the gaps. In recent years, he has reverted to less ‘text’ in the paper as he prefers to use coloured paper to be able to create as much of his picture as possible in collage form, although this depends on having a healthy supply of magazines with enough colour content.