Artist in Residence Week 21-28 November 2016

East Winds has appointed wildlife artist Brin Edwards to work even more closely with the hotel over the coming year. Brin has been providing original artwork for the hotel’s Christmas cards for many years and hosted a week of painting and activity at the hotel in 2014.


He will be in residence again at East Winds week commencing 21 November and guests will have the opportunity to meet with him socially during the week and there will be a relaxed talk one evening with drinks. Guests can join Brin sketching in the gardens with casual teaching sessions in the outdoor pavilion, concentrating on landscapes and botanical subjects in watercolour.

Guests in-house will be invited to join any of these activities during the week and there no supplements for participation.

Brin is also working on illustrating a book on East Winds’ established and simply breath-taking tropical gardens and birdlife, which is being published by the hotel next year.


Brin is a long standing member of the UK’s SWLA Society of Wildlife Artists and works mainly in oils, concentrating on birds as wildlife subjects. He is particularly interested in the effects of light, often using light as the starting point for the paintings – the birds then follow. “I strongly believe that such images deliver from a distance. By which I mean step back from the painting and the colours and tones begin to work as a whole, look close and you’ll find less not more. To say much with few marks and gestures is the aim and driving force behind my work.”

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