This morning I went to an exhibition of one of my favourite local artists; Julia Manning. She specialises in printmaking and her subject matter is the nature, birds and animals. I like her work because it's energetic and little bit sketchy but somehow still very real. She captures the character, movement and nature of the animals without a hint of photorealism - it's the world around her as she sees it. She is also excellent with colour and her prints have a really graphic quality that I love.
The 'all things bright and beautiful' exhibition runs until 25th Jan at the John Leach Gallery in Muchelney, Somerset.
I am in love with her woodcut prints of Rooks and Ravens. I am saving up for the framed print above, though am torn between one big print or two smaller ones: