Vic Bearcroft

is creating online wildlife and animal art tutorials and workshop box sets

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Kitten
£2.50
per month
Includes:
  • Free YouTube Content - Vic covers all mediums from pastel to pencil to oils, as well as how to sketch. Vic gives tips along the way helping all artists improve in a medium they love, or one they're new to working in! 
  • Support an independent artist who's using his time to create free tutorials for everyone to enjoy! 
  • 5% voucher to use against all Vic's art workshop box sets.
Includes promo code
Adult Cat
£5
per month
Includes:
  • Free YouTube Content - Vic covers all mediums from pastel to pencil to oils, as well as how to sketch. Vic gives tips along the way helping all artists improve in a medium they love, or one they're new to working in!
  • Support an independent artist who's using his time to create free tutorials for everyone to enjoy!
PLUS, Adult Cats also get the following:
  • Exclusive access to at least 1 brand new tutorial per month, only available to Adult and Senior Cats and not available on any other platforms. These will cover a variety of mediums and will be suitable for all levels and ages. Vic will cover subjects from wildlife to pets, and also people and landscapes.
  • 10% discount on all Vic's workshop box sets.
  • Exclusive access to see Vic's artworks in progress, needle felting and crafts he's working on, and insight and images from his new ‘Painting in Pastels’ book. 
Includes promo code
Senior Cat
Limited (20 of 25 remaining)
£20
per month
Includes:
  • Free YouTube Content - Vic covers all mediums from pastel to pencil to oils, as well as how to sketch. Vic gives tips along the way helping all artists improve in a medium they love, or one they're new to working in!
  • Support an independent artist who's using his time to create free tutorials for everyone to enjoy!
  • Exclusive access to at least 1 brand new tutorial per month, only available to Adult and Senior Cats and not available on any other platforms. These will cover a variety of mediums and will be suitable for all levels and ages. Vic will cover subjects from wildlife to pets, and also people and landscapes.

    PLUS, Senior Cats also get the following:
  • Exclusive access to additional tutorials each month, only available to Senior Cats and not available on any other platforms. These will cover a variety of mediums and will be suitable for all levels and ages. 
  • Free workshop box set of your choice! Currently, the box sets available are: Lion in Pastel, Fox in Pastel, Cat in Pastel, Vintage Portrait in Oils, Tiger in Pastel, Horse in pastel, and Wolf in Pastel. Each box set contains all the materials you need to complete the project of your choice and is posted to your door.
  • 10% off coupon for use on Vic's website (can be used for art supplies, box sets, prints etc)
  • Exclusive access to to see Vic's artworks in progress, needle felting and crafts he's working on, and insight and images from his new ‘Painting in Pastels’ book.
Includes promo code

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patrons

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About

My name is Vic Bearcroft, and I’m a multi-award winning wildlife artist and author, living and working in the UK.

I work in a variety of mediums, and have taught my techniques at colleges, art clubs and in private workshops for several years.

Having spent part of my childhood in Kenya, I have always been fascinated by animals and have drawn and painted them for as long as I can remember.

While I consider myself to be a wildlife artist, I prefer to paint close up intimate portraits of animals as individuals, rather than in landscape settings. My aim is to capture not only the likeness of the subject in my painting, but also the life and soul in its eyes. To me, eyes are the most important aspect of a portrait – human or animal. People tell me they can see my paintings come to life through the eyes.

It has been my privilege over the years to work with a number of animal welfare and conservation organisations worldwide; donating prints, merchandise and funds.

Among my notable achievements is winning the prestigious ‘Best Endangered Species’ category in the 2012 BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year, as well as selling/fundraising through Christie’s, London, for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

My first book, 'Drawing & Painting Wild Animals’, was released in August 2012, and has recently been re-released in a second print run. My follow up book, 'Drawing & Painting Cats', was released in October 2015. Both books have been translated into several languages through British publisher Search Press. My third book, 'Dark Angels', was released on 24th November 2016 through Little Acorns Publishing, and the first run sold out in just under 2 weeks. 27th February 2017 saw the release of 'The Joy of Sketching'. In this, my fourth book, I have published over 100 sketches and doodles, along with accompanying text. In June 2018, I released my most recent book, 'Tales from Bunny Wood', a story book featuring 17 stories along with colour and graphite illustrations.

In 2020 I started work on my new tutorial book, concentrating on animals in pastels on velour.

From my original artworks, a large and growing portfolio of limited and open edition prints, are available directly through my website, and also through a wide and growing number of galleries and individuals in the UK and internationally.

I currently live with my partner, business manager and vet nurse, Liz, in Nottinghamshire, UK, with our ever-changing menagerie; currently 13 mischievous rescue cats and a beautiful rescue husky called Ella; all of whom provide me with plenty of inspiration for artworks and stories.

Our doors are always open to various wild things in need of tender care and rehabilitation.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 17 exclusive posts
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Images
2
Writings
6
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 17 exclusive posts
23
Images
2
Writings
6
Videos

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