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Wild About Art

with artist Anne Barron

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Welcome to my website - hope you enjoy my diverse range of artwork. I'm an artist living and working from my garden studio in Shetland, where I can walk out and see the Atlantic Ocean, and I don't have to travel far to see the North Sea.  Having been passionate about drawing and painting animals all my life, the sea, the light and the seabirds, ponies and wildlife in Shetland now feature regularly in my work.

 

You can find your way to my artwork by using the buttons above, and you can order prints, originals and even merchandise like mugs and coasters with most of the images you can see here via the Contact page, or telephone me on 07713985081. Prints, cards and printed merchandise are also available from my Redbubble page (click on the link above). If you would like to follow me, click on the links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & my Wordpress blog.

 
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The Studio in the garage

Minn beach is just a short walk from the studio / house

The artist!

I am a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists

 

 

and a Signature member of Artists For Conservation website.  

 

Artists for Conservation (AFC) – the world’s leading artist group supporting the environment, representing 500 of the world’s leading nature/wildlife artists from 30 countries. 

AFC's mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature.  I was recognised and accepted as a member by the Jury due to being a long-term fundraiser for wildlife and conservation charities over the past 40 years.

Animals

 

Animals, and wildlife conservation, have been an important inspiration for my art - my earliest drawings were of animals, and I have spent 30 years taking commissions for portraits of animals and people, with hundreds of happy clients.  However I am taking a break from commissions but these images are now available as prints and cards, which can be ordered by following my Redbubble link at the bottom of each page, or by contacting me directly.

I was co-founder of the Wild about Art Wildlife Exhibitions in Sheffield with my colleague and fellow artist Irene Nixon, when we attracted some of the top wildlife artists in the UK including two of the best who are sadly no longer with us, the iconic  David Shepherd and wonderful Pollyanna Pickering.  The exhibitions raised over £20,000 for various wildlife charities, of which I'm very proud, but I continue to support wildlife charities including a small but vital local charity in Shetland who rehabilitate injured sea mammals and birds - the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, and donations from my sales go regularly to them.

Slester
Slester

Slester is a Shetland word for "mucky" or "dirty" and seemed to fit this very handsome coo down to the ground. Painted in pastels on Pastelmat paper, this now graces the wall of my best friend.

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Otter cub
Otter cub

Although otters are kept away from the public whilst being rehabilitated at the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, I was given the opportunity to quietly take photos of this little gem while Pete was "walking" him in the garden to get him used to being outdoors. I stayed the other side of the wall, but he was aware of Jan (Hillswick founder) and myself peeking at him.

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Connor The Goat
Connor The Goat

Coloured pencil study on Pastelmat paper. Connor the goat is a star in Shetland, belonging to the shop Love From Shetland, and often seen outside for photo opportunities. I use their goat milk soap which I love, and couldn't resist a portrait from a photo I took.

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Slester
Slester

Slester is a Shetland word for "mucky" or "dirty" and seemed to fit this very handsome coo down to the ground. Painted in pastels on Pastelmat paper, this now graces the wall of my best friend.

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Most of these images are available as blank greetings cards, as  prints on paper, and in some case, canvas and as mugs, and other merchandise from my Redbubble pages.  Click on the Redbubble link at the top of the page.  Please note all images are copyright of Anne Barron.

 

Portraits

I have painted and drawn portraits all my life and some below are examples of past commissions, or, in some cases such as the snooker players, were made specially for a particular exhibition or event.  The World Championship Snooker competition at the Crucible in Sheffield saw myself and various colleagues invited to have an exhibition two years running as part of the event.  It was great fun and we met many of the stars of the sport and commentators, and our work was popular with the players themselves and with the public. These are now available only as prints and cards, which can be ordered by following my Redbubble link at the bottom of each page.  Alternatively you can order artwork  via the Contact page

Watching the Detectives - Dagger
Watching the Detectives - Dagger

Acrylic painting on board showing one of my favourite TV Detectives - with a nod to a boardgame remembered from childhood - Cluedo.

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Watching The Detectives - Rope
Watching The Detectives - Rope

Acrylic painting on board showing one of my favourite TV Detectives - with a nod to a boardgame remembered from childhood - Cluedo.

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Kimberley
Kimberley

One of a series of images I painted of some gorgeous young women who worked at the same hair salon where I had my hair done. I started with Louisa who gave me her "theme" but for the others I tried to match their personality with a style of painting (as I saw them). This Kimberley who I felt was perfect for a classical and romantic Pre-Raphaelite style, as per Dante Gabrielle Rosetti.

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Watching the Detectives - Dagger
Watching the Detectives - Dagger

Acrylic painting on board showing one of my favourite TV Detectives - with a nod to a boardgame remembered from childhood - Cluedo.

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Seascapes - one of my great loves is to look out over the sea, walk on a beach and listen to the waves

All these images are available as blank greetings cards, as  prints on paper, and in some case, canvas and as mugs, and other merchandise from my Redbubble pages.  Click on the Redbubble link at the top of the page.  Please note all images are copyright of Anne Barron.

Shetland Scenes - some of my favourite places in Shetland

All these images are available as blank greetings cards, as  prints on paper, and in some case, canvas and as mugs, and other merchandise from my Redbubble pages.  Click on the Redbubble link at the top of the page.  Please note all images are copyright of Anne Barron.

Cartoons - one of my secret pleasures ... well not so secret

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All these cartoons are available as blank greetings cards, the Viking cards are also hand-embossed in areas with metallic colours. Some of the other cartoons may also be ordered as small prints, mugs, and other merchandise from my Redbubble pages.  Click on the Redbubble link at the top of the page.  Please note all images are copyright of Anne Barron.

Originals For Sale

My originals are for sale directly from me by post for those outside Shetland.  For those who live in Shetland, or are visiting, please telephone to arrange a visit to my studio in Burra to see the work.  Payment can be made by card in person or over the phone.  See my contact details by clicking on the Contact button above.  All paintings posted are carefully packed and covered by insurance.  Paintings shown here are all available as the original and, in some cases, will also be available as prints, canvas prints cards and other gifts direct from me or from my Redbubble page (click on link at the top)

 
 
 
 
 

News & Events

My new art studio in the garden at our house in Papil, Burra, is open to visitors with special measures to keep visitors safe - only small groups could get in anyway so only viitors who are in a "bubble" can go in together.  Hand sanitisers and disposable masks are available. Once lokdown is over I can be a bit more sociable and offer tea and tabnabs to visitors .............

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I'm a founder member of the Fine Arts Shetland Group and we hope to resume exhibitions next year - watch this space for details.

HILLSWICK ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION UNFORTUNATELY POSPONED UNTIL 2022 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
- news of this year's Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary Art Competition/Exhibition - an Anonymous Art Exhibition for open to adults anywhere and a t-shirt designing competition for Shetland children aged 5-16 with some great prizes to be announced soon.  Details of the dates and venue are to be decided nearer to the time and will hopefully coincide with a Grand Reopening of the Hillswick Visitor Sanctuary with their new Visitor Centre.  Follow me on Facebook to hear more by clicking on the Facebook link below.  All proceeds of the event will go to the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, to help with their day to day running costs, food for the animals and necessary equipment  purchases and maintenance.  You can help this important work by agreeing to pay a £5 monthly subscription  - click on the link to go to their website.........

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CONTACT ME

For all enquiries, please just complete this short contact form and I'll be back in touch just as quickly as I can.

Thanks!
 

Anne Barron

Thanks for getting in touch. Your form has been received and I'll be in touch just as soon as I can. Thanks! Anne

 

Please note that all images on this site are the copyright of Anne Barron and may not be downloaded or printed without prior permission

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