Mammals of the South West.


The Westcountry's Raptors.

Paintings inspired by wildlife encounters.

Dick Twinney ~ Wildlife Artist & Nature Writer
Originally from Teignmouth in Devon, Dick Twinney has lived and worked from his Cornish Studio in St. Columb Major for over 44 years.
His highly realistic traditional artwork has gained international recognition and over the years he has provided illustrations for over 25 books by some of the worlds leading publishers. His wildlife art has featured on many series of collectors plates. greetings cards, giftware and limited edition fine art prints.
Refusing to follow any trends in art or turn to a more contemporary way of painting he continues to paint in the traditional style of the artists he grew up with especially Archibald Thorburn and Charles Tunnicliffe whose work he has emulated and been inspired by since childhood.
Dicks great passion and goal in life is to share the flora and fauna of Cornwall's coast and countryside, from the smallest insect to the largest mammal through his paintings and writing.
His work has featured in many newspapers and magazines nationally but now by choice Dick restricts his articles and artwork to Cornwall and can currently be found weekly in the Newquay Voice and monthly in the North and Mid Cornwall Advertisers and Cornish Life magazine.
He has written and illustrated two books of his own, The Painted Seasons and From Hedgerow to High Tor, both books featuring Cornwall's natural world and still available from here or his St. Columb Major Studio.

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Art News 2017
Well it is finished at last, over 6 months work, my largest ever original painting
St. Columb Major ~ Cornwall's Home of Hurling
Original acrylic on gessoed marine ply panel. Image size: 4ft x 8ft

This painting is to be unveiled on Saturday May 27th at 12 o'clock midday, it will be (hung) attached to the wall in the alleyway between the Town Hall and the video/pet shop block here in St. Columb Major. All are welcome to attend
The Lyndhurst Studio have printed and published two special editions to mark this painting and St. Columb's Hurling History.




 

Open Studio
Our St. Columb Studio is now open to visitors all year round
supporting the Children's Hospice South West ~ Little Harbour
Please phone or email first to make sure someone is around
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Dick's latest Original Painting
 Classic Perch ~ Barn Owl & Mike's Tractor
1968 David Brown 1200, Tregaswith, St. Columb Major

Original acrylic on canvas panel image size: 40cm x 30cm
Framed in traditional dark gilt with linen slip
This painting has been donated to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution South West region for their 2017 Summer Raffle
Tickets available from the Royal Cornwall Showground office, Royal Cornwall, Devon and Stithians Shows.

Signed Limited Edition Fine Art Prints and Framed Art Reproductions also available. Phone for more info: 01637 880606