Chance to meet animal artists at The Station

Visitors to The Station in Richmond tomorrow can meet the artists at the opening of a new exhibition.

The Association of Animal Artists exhibition will take place at the venue from tomorrow until October 4.

Five exhibiting artists will give a demonstration at The Station from 10am to 12pm tomorrow – three watercolourists Ruth Buchanan, Urvashi Patel and Christina Hopkinson, oil painter Julie Cross and Elizabeth Crabtree, a painter who paints on glaze.

Other members of the association will be on hand to answer questions and chat to members of the public.

Organisers say the diverse exhibition of animal art embraces a broad spectrum of style and technique and capturing the spirit of nature.

Jemma Holliday, from The Station, said: “Through detailed studies, and an ’emotional response’ to the natural world, the Association of Animal Artists have a common aim; to use their passion for art and nature to support animals through close partnership with animal welfare groups.

“Displaying work from professional artists, semi professional and amateur artists from all genres, depicting domestic through to exotic animals, the breadth of styles and subjects means there truly is something for everyone.”

Artwork will be on sale with the exhibition supporting The Vincent Wildlife Trust.