Eric has been painting since 1985 and in that time, has created hundreds of pieces.
Eric has an incredible store of information which has been gathered through experience and research to understand the true reality of all his subjects, habits, genetics and their habitats as well as the environment that surrounds them. All of which contribute to give his paintings their own individual story and gradually fulfil his ideal of giving his subjects and essence and spirit.
“Let the spirit last forever”
Eric’s inspiration comes from his love and passion for the natural world and sharing the urgency for their conservation and respect.
Eric is now focusing on his Art and Education programmes via Nature Through Art to help wildlife, their eco structure and raise awareness and attention as much as possible to their threatened survival through his art, workshops and demonstrations.
Eric uses a range of media including pastels, watercolour, pencils and graphite. Many layers are built up to create depth but the essence of it all is “Light and Dark”
Eric is now using his skills in painting and drawing to champion conservation in the natural world and belongs to the:
Birds of Prey Centre (Newent)
Cotswold Wildlife Park
WWT - Slimbridge
The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI)
A brief listing of Eric’s key life changing events:
Started painting, drawing and commissioned artwork.
Larktowed English setters kennels set-up.
Purchased a small farm with a variety of animals and wildlife.
Started Jacquerii fine art as a full-time animal and wildlife artist.
Moved into new studios at Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove.
Commenced workshops, art classes and art demonstrations.
Memberships of students running at over 50 people.