Wow it’s beautiful – this week has seen the first covering of snow on the Snowdonia Mountain Range with great views from the RSPB Café at South Stack, a stunning reminder that winter is well and truly on it’s way,
Don’t worry about the snow and cold weather outside because a warm welcome by all our staff will always await you at our RSPB South Stack Café and talking of snow- I’m proud to announce that more ‘’Snow’’ is on the way.
It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally done it –that’s because accomplished wildlife artist and writer Philip Snow will not only be the first artist that has ever exhibited at the New RSPB Café at South Stack, but he will also be talking about his fine art, undertaking a bird sketching demonstration and signing his new book ‘Tall Tales From an Estuary’, a lavishly illustrated story of a typical Welsh estuary & its exotic visitors from all over the earth, told & pictured by its garrulous guardian & hoary historian, Howell the Heron!
The book was recently presented to HRH Prince Charles, along with a print of Red Squirrels at Plas Newydd – Prince Charles later stated that he 'enjoyed the book' & 'lovely painting', which now hangs alongside another painting of mine in his Mid-Wales home.
We are all really excited at the prospect of Philip Snow being at our café for the first time ever - he is not only a very skilled artist but also a man who very much cares about wildlife conservation who has donated considerable amounts of work and input to various conservation & education projects, like the North Wales Bird Trust and Friends of Anglesey Red Squirrels.
Philip snow has exhibited in most of London & Wales’ top galleries & venues, like the Design Centre, the Barbican, Mall Galleries & Association of Illustrators Gallery; & here in Wales, at Oriel Ynys Môn, Oriel Eryri, St David’s Hall, Mostyn Gallery, National Eisteddfod, Beaumaris Festival, Tegfryn Gallery etc., & with the Royal Academy Exhibition, ‘British Art’, in the Gulf States, & in several other countries.
His work is found in many Private, & Public & Royal Collections, including HRH Prince Charles, National Library of Wales, USAF Museum; USA Falconry Archives; RSPB, Kyffin Williams RA, Bryn Terfel, Iolo Williams, Julian Pettifer, & many Saudi & Gulf State royal families etc.
Philip says that ‘his books are the result of over 30 years work & investigation into the ‘Natural World’ [Creation] & reflect a deep Christian commitment & concern for our future - never more in peril than now’!
We look forward to seeing you all on the 13th and 14th of November for what we hope will prove to be a warm encounter with a very nice man, writer, naturalist and artist Philip Snow.
Love – Peace & Respect to you all
Mark – RSPB Visitor Information Officer