Jacqui Shipp can normally be found sketching marine creatures like manta rays, turtles and seals in their underwater environments. However, for this exhibition it was all about landscape – the landscape of New Zealand. Hiking boots on and sketchbook in hand, Jacqui has tried to capture the scale, colour and light of the spectacular South Island landscape.
Jacqui has a BA (hons) in art and is an award winning artist. Her pieces have been purchased by collectors from all over the world including Europe, North America, and Africa. Jacqui has produced work for Museums and for corporate clients including the record label EMI. Alongside her art, Jacqui has also written articles for travel magazines.
Dan Shipp is a Nature photographer with a diverse portfolio of work originating from remote wind-swept mountain tops to ship wrecks deep under the sea. He has a passion for capturing something a little different with his camera and particularly enjoys working with soft focus and in twilight.
Dan grew up with a family who loved to go camping in the mountains and by the sea. This sparked a passion for the great outdoors and he has had a camera around his neck ever since.
Later in life he studied Geography at University which deepened his understanding of the natural processes that formed the landscapes he so loves to explore and takes pictures in nowadays.
His work has been exhibited in New Zealand and Greece and used by the BBC online. He has collectors of his work in Europe, America and Japan. He has also won a prestigious award for an underwater wildlife photograph and has written articles for underwater photography journals in the UK.
He currently shoots with a Canon 5Ds and a collection of lenses but he is acutely aware that it is less about the equipment and more about getting out there and seizing the moment – that and remembering his warm coat.
If you’d like to see more of his work please visit his website at www.submergination.com.
Free entry, open 7 days a week.