No Naked Walls gallery is excited to announce a new exhibition showing at their Bramley Gallery - Wild at HeART a solo retrospective of the work of wildlife artist Richard Symonds. Documenting the past 22 years of Richard's career, the show features a wonderful selection of original pieces and limited edition prints at one-off prices.
Richard has demonstrated a passion and commitment to wildlife over the course of his successful career. Entirely self-taught and pursuing a string of commissions including amongst others HarleyDavidson, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC, he decided to concentrate solely on painting and drawing wild animals in their natural habitat. Following his continuous passion and love of wildlife, Richard soon found himself on safari in game parks throughout Africa.
Each research trip brings its own highs and lows, seeing the wonders of the natural world, but also the destruction inflicted by man, through poaching, hunting and the widespread abuse of animals.
It is because of this that Richard has pledged to give back to the wild which inspires his art by raising funds through the sale and auction of his originals and prints. His chosen charities include: Animals Asia, The Born Free Foundation and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Most recently Richard has worked with Sex and the City's Kristin Davis as part of the iworry campaign, and has created posters for Brian May's Save Me campaign. An image signed by Kristin, and portraits of Brian May's pet badger will be on show at the exhibiton.
The retrospective will feature at No Naked Walls Bramley from the 2nd - 24th December 2013, with a very special private view being held from 11am on Sunday 1st December. Opening the exhibition will be actress, author and founder of the Born Free Foundation, Virginia McKenna (OBE). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend this very special private view event.
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