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Paws for Thought

Paws for ThoughtPip McGarry:

Recognised as one of the world’s leading wildlife artists, Pip has an international reputation for his oil paintings of big cats and African game.  More than thirty of his original paintings have been sold at international fine art auctions and in May 2008 his painting ‘Flight of the Zebras’ sold for £29,300.00 at Christies in London.  Pip has donated a limited edition print called “Paws for Thought”

M J Forster:

UberpaintingM J Forster, was born in 1975 and has drawn and painted from childhood. He has no formal education in the arts yet has been a professional artist his entire working life. M J currently works from his Studio based within his Gallery in Hexham Northumberland. Having travelled extensively, exploring a wide range of subjects portrayed in traditional and abstract styles  he is currently engrossed in the painting his self styled Uberpainting watercolours of the British landscape.

M J Forster paints only in watercolour as he believes it is the most fascinating and challenging medium.

Sean Azzopardi:

PhatcomicsIs a London-based cartoonist and has made and self published comics for eleven years. He has also been involved with collectives and was a founding member of London Underground Comics, and organised exhibitions with We Are Words And Pictures.

Sean has produced numerous mini comics and books for his Phatcomics imprint, including acclaimed titles such as Ed, Twelve Hour Shift and Dark Matters. Away from self published titles he is working on Necessary Monsters (First comics) and has drawn a back up strip for indy smash Phonogram (Image).

Monique:

Toasted GlassToasted Glass came about as an outlet for her borderline obsession with painting on glass, which began almost 20 years ago, when she stumbled across employment at an amazing little shop in Fulham that sold all kinds of cool and quirky stuff. Monique soon discovered she had a talent for painting and her painted glass outsold everything else. Toasted Glass has its own website and also appears on Folksy and Etsy.  Most of Monique’s designs are inspired by nature and her work features flamingos, peacocks, hummingbirds, stags and foxes as well as a lot of flowers, butterflies and bees.

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