This year I decided to enter the BBC Wildlife Artist Of The Year 2011 competition in part as a way to force myself to try a collage on a slightly larger scale. I chose the ‘British Birds’ category and one of my favourite birds of prey – the majestic Golden Eagle.
It was a refreshing change working with larger pieces of paper and being bolder in my cuts as well as trying a few new materials like tissue paper – the only problem was finding enough large magazine clippings in the right colour range to work with.
The final piece measures 600x300mm – here’s a little sneak peek of the final collage (we aren’t allowed to show the full images until after the competition). I should hear by 30th April if I’ve made it through the first round of judging – wish me luck.