Jewellery, stained glass &
prints with a wildlife theme
Yvonne Barnett
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Email: yvonne.barnett@michaelcwood.co.uk?subject=Contact from website
Email: yvonne.barnett@michaelcwood.co.uk?subject=Contact from website
Email: yvonne.barnett@michaelcwood.co.uk?subject=Contact from website
Email: yvonne.barnett@michaelcwood.co.uk?subject=Contact from website
Email: yvonne.barnett@michaelcwood.co.uk?subject=Contact from website

All images © Y Barnett

painting at Titchwell
I originally studied fine art, specialising as a print maker.

Since then I have used my art training within museum display work; web site & logo design;
illustration; and running my own small business in the 90’s in which I hand-printed greetings cards.

During the past decade I have gradually  concentrated more on my art work again, after working in a number of interesting places (and not insignificant to my  work) including a zoology museum and plant collection.

My subjects revolve around a fascination with the natural world.  Plants and birds are of particular interest to me.  I watch wildlife to gain inspiration and often use ideas gleaned while out walking to develop a print or a design of some kind.  I now also work in stained glass and make jewellery in metal - so my drawings can end up as a number of ‘end products’.

Alongside other employment I have taught art and crafts workshops in adult education for over 10 years.  I find this useful as a work focus and in many  ways useful in consolidating thoughts on my own artwork.  I have been an occasional tutor at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens since 2003.

I am not currently showing my  work, but here are a few sketchbook snap shots from the past few years to give an idea of how I collect ideas by observing and drawing.  Favourite places include the Island of Lesvos: brief encounters with speedy agama lizards at the magical Molyvos castle, and views of the landscape from there towards Petra.  A  little ringed plover at the Kalloni estuary, and where else would you find bright white pyramids but in the birders’ salt pan paradise, also near Kalloni, Lesvos (the first place I saw a dragon arum too, which sadly I did not have time to draw).

Glimpses of Extremadura, Spain are also depicted - from the abundant wildflowers of the countryside to the drama of  Monfrague with its soaring Griffon vultures.

For me, my sketchbooks are like a form of diary which trigger many memories and feelings in tandem with the images when I look back through them.
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Email: yvonne.barnett@michaelcwood.co.uk?subject=Contact from website
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