Isle of Man News - POSTED Wed 29-05-2013

Jeremy Paul’s work selected for prestigious exhibitions in USA and UK

by Suzy Holland

Jeremy Paul’s work selected for prestigious exhibitions in USA and UK Sayle Gallery Artist Jeremy Paul has had distinctive wildlife paintings selected for Birds in Art in Wisconsin, USA, and for the Art For Survival exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
 
‘Saddle Billed Storks’ has been chosen for the highly competitive Birds in Art exhibition to be held at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wasau, Wisconsin in September. 
 
“My painting is just one of 100 selected for the exhibition from nearly a thousand entries from around the world,” says Jeremy.  “As a wildlife – and specifically bird – painter, I am delighted to have my work chosen once again.  I saw the saddle billed storks on a trip to the Okavango Delta in Botswana in 2011.  They are rather strange to look at -  not least because they stand nearly 5ft tall – so were hard to miss!”
 
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has hosted the Birds in Art exhibition since 1976 and this is the sixth time one of Jeremy’s paintings has been selected.
 
Closer to home, ‘Fragments of Ice’ has been selected for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation exhibition Art for Survival at the Mall Galleries in London at the beginning of June.  The painting, which features a polar bear swimming through ice, is part of the Wildlife Artist of the Year competition is a finalist in the Endangered Species category. 
 
“The exhibition includes the finalists from all seven categories, a total of 139 works, with all profits from the sale of the work going to wildlife conservation, a cause close to my heart,” says Jeremy and DSWF founder David Shepherd CBE agrees:
 
“Every year the competition gets better and better and the amount we raise to save endangered wildlife increases. It is such a thrill for me to know that so many share my passion for art and for wildlife”.
 
In 1984 the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation was founded to channel Shepherd’s own conservation efforts to fund vital enforcement and community projects that continue to make a real difference to wildlife survival in its natural habitat. To date over £4.9 million has been given away directly in grants to keep key projects in Africa and Asia alive and operational - with an additional £1 million invested in important education and advocacy.
 
More information about the two exhibitions can be found on:
http://www.lywam.org/birdsinart/
http://www.davidshepherd.org/

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