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Wildlife art exhibit to be held at GWCT Welsh Game Fair

Partridge by Roger McPhail.

Celebrated wildlife art consortium Redspot is set to exhibit at the inaugural GWCT Welsh Game Fair, which will take place from September 9 – 11 at The Vaynol Estate near Bangor.

Redspot was founded in 2001 by a collective of some of the finest wildlife artists in the UK. Together they are widely regarded as one of the most innovative artistic groups in their field, producing work of the very highest standard in a diverse range of media – delicate watercolours, bold oils, detailed scraperboard and beaten metal sculptures.

The GWCT Welsh Game Fair is the perfect place for the Redspot artists to regroup after a Covid-driven hiatus.  The event promises to be a celebration of the Welsh countryside and heritage and shine a timely spotlight on the nation’s fieldsports and conservation.

The group of eight artists was able to continue working throughout the pandemic but missed the chance to connect with friends they had made at exhibitions and game fairs over the years, as well as new customers with an appreciation of fantastic wildlife and sporting art.

The Redspot artists are defined by their talent and passion for representing their vision of nature and wildlife through their art. They are all deeply knowledgeable about the rural environment and its wildlife, and their commitment to conservation shines through everything they do.

The striking and picturesque setting of the Vaynol Estate in North Wales, framed by the Snowdonia National Park, is the perfect setting for such an illustrious showcase.

The Redspot gallery is just one of a growing number of attractions and exhibitors set to attend the GWCT Welsh Game Fair which is scheduled to welcome 20,000 visitors to the landmark venue in September.

They will be treated to displays, competitions and ‘have a go’ attractions from experts and passionate supporters of fishing, shooting, gundogs, food and drink and many other rural pastimes.

Tickets are already selling well and new attractions and celebrity appearances are being announced all the time.

Redspot artist Owen Williams said: “The stereotypical perception is of artists being locked away for long hours in their garrets. However, Redspot artists are a very sociable group and so we have greatly missed exhibiting together and meeting friends and customers through the dark days of lock down.

“As a Welshman, I’m delighted that our first post-Covid Redspot show will be at the GWCT Welsh Game Fair in its inaugural year where we will be exhibiting an impressive range of wildlife art’.”