The Wilderness Art Collective

 
Pine marten in acrylic

Pine marten in acrylic

Wilderness Art Collective meet-up on the Southbank last weekend! Excellent biscuits.

Wilderness Art Collective meet-up on the Southbank last weekend! Excellent biscuits.

Last weekend I spent the afternoon on the Southbank with a group of fellow artists going by the name of the the Wilderness Art Collective. Inspired and influenced by nature and the landscape, they are a new assembly of creative minds who are passionate about protecting the environment through creativity and communication - and I’m delighted to say that I’ve been invited in as one of their newest members!

The Wilderness Art Collective is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers - a group of creatives, artists, explorers and environmentalists whose work discusses the natural world.

The Collective's goals are to highlight the plight of the world's wildernesses and wildlife; to act as a space for discussion about our interaction with the environment; to encourage re-engagement with the natural landscape; and to promote preservation and care through art and other creative endeavours.

There are currently almost 20 members of the Collective, and the numbers are growing. I’m can’t wait to collaborate with other creatives and contribute to new projects and ideas over the next few months and years, including the first exhibition in September called Landlines - the inaugural exhibition from selected members of the Collective to be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

I won’t be exhibiting my artistic work here, but I will be celebrating the London launch of my next book Dark Skies! On 5th September the exhibition will be officially launched with an evening event called ‘Voices for the Wild’, which will raise money for the Wilderness Foundation. Speakers will be announced soon but it promises to be a brilliant evening - and you can buy a signed copy of my book! Watch this space and grab a ticket when you can…

I’ll be updating my blog with news and projects from the Wilderness Art Collective, and in the meantime please head to their website to find out more and follow them on Instagram for creative inspiration.