Violet Astor talk + demo at TAS
members meetings

February 2022 members meeting

Just a quick re-cap of the members meeting that was held on Wednesday February 9th 2022 by conservation wildlife artist Violet Astor.

The TAS monthly meetings are usually split in to two halves, which fitted with Violet’s presentation really well.

In the first half, Violet discussed her journey that she took to become a full time conservation and wildlife artist. This also included Violet’s passion for producing her own pigments from natural products, such as rocks and clays etc. Plus her work in many countries with respective conservation groups and agencies.

The second half of the evening, Violet demonstrated how she would go about producing her own paints. This also included a quick demonstration of the use of the paints.

What was really impressive abouts Violet’s journey is the fact that her drawing skills are all self taught. However it was very evident from Violet’s early work that she has a very natural talent for drawing.

Violet’s work for wildlife conservation has taken her to many different countries and exhibitions. However Violet is now embarking on a new journey for local wildlife conservation.

You can find out more about Violet’s art and conservation work over on her website: https://www.violetastor.com/

Overall, it was a fascinating talk and one that where he guest presenter’s history just shows that self taught artists can make a difference in the world.

Violet chatting with TAS members during the 'tea break'.
Violet chatting with TAS members during the ‘tea break’.
Violet Astor talk and demonstration.
Violet Astor talk and demonstration.
An example of Violet's art produced from local clay.
An example of Violet’s art produced from local clay.
Violet crushing/mashing rock for a pigment.
Violet crushing/mashing rock for a pigment.#
Pigment/paint produced during the demo being used for a painting.
Pigment/paint produced during the demo being used for a painting.
Creating a pigment from clay.

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