SPENDING so much time in the Cornish countryside and having many farming friends, I am always delighted to support, through my artwork, the farming charity, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). For many years I have shared their stand at the Royal Cornwall Show and provided a special original painting for the South West Region’s Summer raffle with 2017 being no exception. It is something we really look forward to each year, such a social event, a time to catch up with old friends, make new ones and do some business whilst helping an important, much needed charity. This year’s painting is such a suitable subject being an acrylic on canvas portrait of the beautiful barn owl using my good friend Mike Firkin’s classic 1968 David Brown 1200 tractor, which is currently being lovingly restored, as a suitable perch, something that has happened previously by the number of owl pellets found.
As usual we will have a full display of my latest original paintings and limited editions plus prints and art reproductions from my 4ft x 8ft painting depicting St Columb Major’s hurling history: St Columb Major ~ Cornwall’s Home of Hurling. Our stand number is 312 and very near the Member’s Pavillion so easy to find. So if you are at the Show and love Cornwall’s natural world and traditional fine art pop in for a chat and buy a raffle ticket for this very special painting.
To see more of my work or to purchase prints or paintings that have appeared in Wildlife Diary telephone 01637 880606 or online: www.theartofdicktwinney.com. Visitors are always welcome to my St Columb Studio but please phone first.