Hello!

I have a new website! I’ve been working on updating the site for a while and consolidating everything into the one spot. So, you can now look at my Fine Art works, Commissions and book into Workshops from the one website. There are also some helpful hints on taking photos for Commissions too. I’m hoping to add in some more art resources in the near future so if there is anything you would like to see in regards to materials, artists that inspire me or animal conservation stories please let me know. Have a look around at www.brookewalker.com.au – I’d love to hear your feedback.

I would also like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of you. Your support and kind words have been so humbling in regards to my Okapi painting heading to the UK. I’m so very excited to be heading over to London for the opening of the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards and could not have done it without your help. My Go Fund Me is still open for a couple of weeks with the winners being drawn on the 10th of June. Best of luck to everyone who has entered smiley

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

I’m running a weekend Charcoal for Beginners Workshop at Art Stretchers in Adelaide
Saturday 1st and 8th of July 2017 | 10.30am – 3pm | Art Stretchers Morphett St. Adelaide
To find out more please click here

Change of Dates: Due to my London adventure I’ve had to juggle around my timetable quite considerably. Please click here to download the updated version of my Guidance Session Calendar. Fingers crossed there will be no other changes on this one.

OUT AND ABOUT

I recently popped out to Monarto zoo to do a Chimp Experience but also catch a glimpse of their new baby giraffe. They are such gorgeous animals and surprisingly graceful for little fellas.

‘Classified as vulnerable to extinction in the wild, our two new calves are crucial to the breeding program working to secure the future of the world’s tallest animal, which is facing an uncertain future in the wild.

Habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest has seen giraffe numbers plummet from around 155,000 in 1985 to just 97,000 in 2015, which equates to a decline of almost 40 per cent over three giraffe generations’

If you would like to read more about the giraffe please click here

WILDLIFE REFERENCES – If you would like a great, affordable way to purchase high quality, royalty free drawing references please take a look at wildlifereferencephotos.com. They have quite an extensive library and you can purchase 5 photos for around $14. If you’re a keen photographer you can even upload your photos and maybe make a few dollars. Remember to also be careful where you source your reference material, copyright can be a tricky one!

Wishing you all a wonderful week and happy drawing,

Brooke