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Wild About Art

with artist Anne Barron

Welcome to my website, and I hope you enjoy looking at my work.  I've loved to draw all my life and I specialise in painting and drawing animals, but as you will see, that is just the beginning...you can find your way to the different styles of work by clicking on the buttons above. You can buy originals, order canvas prints, mini-prints and cards by getting in touch through my Contacts page (click on the link above).  Prints and cards are also available from my Redbubble page (click on the link above). If you would like to follow me, click on the links above to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & my Wordpress blog

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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.

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.

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

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

 
 

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

 

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 .............

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

UNFORTUNATELY POSPONED UNTIL 2021 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.  It will take place at the Islesburgh Community Centre from 17th - 30th April so to get forms and further information, please fill out the Contact form and give me your email address or click on the FORMS button at the top of the Home page to download the forms.  Follow me on Facebook to hear more by clicking on the Facebook link below.  All proceeds of the event to be shared between the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary and the Shetland MRI Scanner appeal.  

If you would like to be added to my mailing list to hear first about any workshops or other art events I am hosting, please put your email below and click on join. You can ask to be removed at any time if you so wish. Your details will not be given out to anyone and not used for any other purpose by me.

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

 

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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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.

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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.