Artist John beating pain barrier

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Langtoft wildlife artist John Naylor is battling against the pain of broken ribs in a bid to put together enough paintings for an annual exhibition.

Next weekend, 2, 3, 4 and 5 May, will see Mr Naylor make his annual trip to the Cotswolds to hold a summer exhibition of his work in the lovely Chipping Campden Town Hall.

Getting ready for this show has proved somewhat difficult after Mr Naylor took his children ice skating and took a tumble - breaking his ribs.

Undeterred, he has battled on to create a raft of new paintings, including some of puffins and pannets, which have put in an appearance following a recent trip to Bempton cliffs.

All of Mr Naylor’s work is primarily a reflection of his life and interest. He was born in Hull in 1960 and started to paint professionally in 1980.

A keen naturalist, John has for may years been an active falconer and beagler. Flying a Goshawk and working Alice, his German Wirehaired Pointer, as well as whipping in for the Hunsley Beacon Beagles enables John to be constantly inspired by the British countryside.

The exhibition runs from 2 to 5 May at Chipping Campden Town Hall, High St, Chipping Campden, Glos, GL55 6AT and is open each day from 9.30am to 5pm.