Vic Bearcroft

is creating wildlife art, art tutorials, and helping animals in need.

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Kitten

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$4
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.

Adult Cat

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$7.50
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!
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. 

Wild Cat

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$14.50
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As a Wild Cat, you will be supporting our wildlife and domestic animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts. From rescuing, rehabilitating and fostering a wide variety of wild animals, we then release these animals in appropriate environments, ideally where they came from. This is usually anything from hedgehogs and garden birds, to rabbits and shrews. We also foster kittens through veterinary practices and a local cat welfare organisation. This is usually hand-rearing orphaned kittens from only a few days old, to fostering kittens who need socialising, often semi-feral and feral kittens, which helps them find loving new homes.
Supporting us on this tier enables us to continue the help we give wildlife and domestic animals. This is in the form of equipment, food, formula, medication, supplements and collection/transportation.

As a Wild Cat, the benefits you will receive are:

  • Videos of our wildlife and domestic rehab work, including assessing, feeding, treatment, physio and release.
  • Photos of the animals in our care.
  • Updates on how wildlife in our care is doing; what treatment they’re receiving, feeding, how we work with wildlife and the ethics of wildlife care, release updates.
  • Basic Education.
  • Updates, videos and photos of any kittens and cats in our care, including feeding, socialising, and when they’re ready for rehoming.
  • Updates on the domestic animals we own: Ella the husky, and our gang of 13 rescue cats!
  • 10% discount voucher for use on anything in Vic’s store. This could be wildlife or domestic animal art, art supplies, or books.
  • We will run occasional raffles for prints and gifts, where a winner will be selected from the Wild Cat and Senior Car tiers.

PLUS, some benefits from the Kitten and Adult Cat tiers:
  • 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!
  • Exclusive access to at least 1 brand new tutorial per month, only available to Adult, Wild 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.
  • 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. 

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About Vic Bearcroft

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, vet nurse assistant, 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 wildlife and cats in need of care and rehabilitation. Last year, Liz became involved with Wild Things Rescue, a fantastic local wildlife rescue in Lincolnshire. As a fosterer, Liz takes on a wide variety of wildlife, from birds and hedgehogs, to rabbits and small mammals. She also takes on wildlife from the practice where she works as a locum nurse.

Liz is also a fosterer for Lincoln Cat Care, another fantastic organisation who never fail to help kittens and cats in need. Liz hand rears kittens until they are old enough to be neutered and then they're rehomed through the charity to loving families. We also take on kittens to rear from vet practices, along with kittens in need of socialising before being rehomes with a family, such as semi-feral and feral kittens. 

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