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Bee paintings and drawings 2019

Bees are buzzing around in the garden again, now that British Springtime has returned for another season of buzzing bee activities: collecting nectar, distributing pollen, making honey, filling the air with cheerfulness!

A number of wildlife bee art workshops and art classes are being scheduled, and many will consist of close observations and studies of bees!





Traditional drawing of a honey bee using coloured pencils. Wildlife Art Illustration.
Honey Bee : Traditional Illustration

Honey Bee Flying : Detailed Coloured Pencil Drawing
Honey Bee Flying : Detailed Coloured Pencil Drawing


Bumble Bee and Honey Bee Playing in the Blueberry Bush
Bumblebee and Honey Bee Playing in the Blueberry Bush


Bumblebee and Bluebells. Watercolour and Ink.
Bumblebee and Bluebells



Bee and Magnolia Study : Watercolour.
Bee and Magnolia Study : Watercolour.



Bee and Flower, Watercolour and Ink Illustration
Bee and Flower, Watercolour and Ink Illustration



Watercolour and Ink Bee Illustration. Bee Art Workshops.
Watercolour and Ink Bee Illustration. Bee Art Workshops.



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British Wildlife Coloured Pencils

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Coloured pencil wildlife art paintings and drawings. 

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Detail is captured as realistically as possible whilst retaining the creative style.

Realistic British wildlife art by wildlife and botanical coloured pencil artist.