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Mandy Renton - Budgie and Parrot Artist
My artwork portrays pet birds, parrots and tropical birds in colour and detail.
I create art for people who love and understand birds and wildlife, and most especially those who have birds as members of their family.
Join me on my artistic journey as I explore our relationships with birds; in captivity; in the wild and in popular culture, with occasional reference to some favourite artists.
UK wildlife and garden birds also emerge from my garden studio in Ipswich.
I am passionate about encouraging a greater admiration for the intelligence and charm of budgerigars alongside their larger feathered relations. Capturing character and essence is fundamental to my work.
It also amuses me to imagine how famous artists might have portrayed budgies through their art. Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Duchamp. de Lempicka and Warhol have all been re-imagined, with budgies. More homages will follow!
My first parrot memory is of a childhood visit to Birdland in Gloucestershire where I was fascinated by the big smiley beak and vibrant blues and purples of a friendly hyacinth macaw.
Many years later I am delighted to have made psittacine and human friends at Tropical Birdland in Leicestershire, where the birds are a huge source of inspiration, and help me to market my artwork.
Latest news and events
JUNE 2022 OPEN STUDIO
Do come and visit me in Ipswich to see my latest work
I'm open these weekends:
June 18-19th 11am-5pm
June 25-26th 11am-5pm
(Private View Friday 10th June - please contact me for an invite)
I am part of a larger groups of Ipswich artists who have formed an Open Studios Art Trail, so there is plenty to see nearby.
See Suffolk Open Studios for full details on the trails and all participating artists
SOLO EXHIBITION - CHATTER AND PANDEMONIUM
APRIL 28 - MAY 4 2022
I will be taking over the gallery all week for my one woman, ( and one budgie) exhibition.
Read all about it in my latest blog post
Do come and say hi!
Interested? Do accept my Facebook invitation to be reminded of the details
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Buy as Cards, Prints or Homewares on Etsy
Many of my Portfolio and Sold titles are available as cards prints and homewares via my Etsy SHOP, examples below:-
I enjoy creating products from my original artwork and seeing my birds fly off all over the world. Greeting cards are miniature works of art in my eyes, and my quality homewares – vegan suede cushions and high gloss wraparound mugs - appeal to lovers of colourful décor..