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VIC BEARCROFT – Exhibition Opening Night Book Signing
October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolves Cats & Fantasy
Exhibition Opening Night Book Signing
and meet the author John Andrews
Thursday 4th October, 7-9pm
Blue Owl invite you and your guests to the Opening Night of Wolves Cats & Fantasy on
Thursday 4th October. We are delighted to have artist Vic Bearcroft exhibiting in a Solo
Exhibition with a selection of his animal and fantasy drawings and paintings. Vic will also
be available for book signings during the evening.
Blue Owl are also very pleased to be hosting John Andrews, local author, whose interest
lies in history, politics, economics and the environment. John will be reading excerpts from
his publications and will be available for questions during the evening.
Both Vic and John have a shared interest in the environment and saving our planet.
Vic Bearcroft is an East Midlands based professional wildlife and portrait artist who spends
many hours studying, sketching and photographing his subjects at close quarters mainly in
conservancies in the UK and USA.
Vic told us ‘Some of these animals I know intimately after several years of working with
them and I find their character shining through their eyes. I enjoy working in a variety of
mediums, as I feel that this helps to fuel my creativity, and enables me to create different
moods to compliment the subject, or to tell a story by setting the animal in a more natural
environment. I find that my influences come from varied sources; art, music and literature.
As a teenager, it was David Shepherd whose paintings not only sparked my interest in
wildlife art, but also his conservation work led me to realize that art and conservation go
hand in hand’.
Raising funds for wildlife conservation and animal welfare in general is now an integral part
of Vic’s work. He has naturally progressed from telling a story in his paintings and
drawings to literally story telling. Vic has recently published his first illustrated book of short
stories; modern fairy tales with an environmental message. Protecting the environment
and encouraging others, especially younger generations to do likewise means as much to
him as wildlife conservation and animal welfare.
Winning best in show at his first ever wildlife art exhibition, Vic has gone on to win further
awards for his work, including the prestigious ‘Endangered Species’ category in the 2012
BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. Vic also has his own range of pastels and
velour paper created by the SAA, and a highly popular DVD series, ‘Wildlife in Pastels’.
John Andrews has a particular interest in history, politics, economics, and the environment,
and has written four books and hundreds of articles and letters on those subjects. His
novel is historical fiction, but based around actual events that took place in the 1830s and
1840s with some of the action set in and around Grantham at that time. His three non-
fiction books evolved from research he started for his novel fifteen years ago. The common theme running through his books is – trying to make the world a better place.
John told us ‘Young people are in big trouble. The world they are about to inherit is in a
dreadful state, as a direct result of manmade catastrophes ranging from permanent war,
economic gangsterism, and environmental collapse. My books try to explain this and offer
possible solutions to solve the problem’.
Belinda and Jette look forward to welcoming you on 4th October. There will be a drink
waiting for you! Bring your friends, family and children. Free Parking on site. Come and
have a look around this great facility at the same time – there is just so much more going
on here. Prepare to be amazed!
Blue Owl Art is based at Grantham Tennis Club, Gonerby Road, Grantham NG31 8HU.
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