Polar Bears, Arctic Wilderness & Artist in Residence, Kerry Newell

A unique expedition with one of the UK’s prominent artists

Chris PackhamKerry’s remarkable skills and ability to capture the personality of wildlife is outstanding, and her artwork beautiful. Chris Packham CBE

Kerry Newell

Spitsbergen Summer Solstice Special

Polar Bears, Arctic Wilderness & Artist in Residence, Kerry Newell

17 June 2024 | 7 Nights | FROM £3,364 pp

An incredible opportunity to join a revered wildlife artist on a thrilling exploration of magnificent Spitsbergen, with special art workshops and the chance to watch a master at work as Kerry’s art comes to life under the Midnight Sun!


Continuing our partnership with acclaimed wildlife artist Kerry Newell, WILDFOOT are delighted to announce that Kerry will be joining us for an extraordinary summer solstice expedition to Eastern Spitsbergen in June 2024. And now, we’re inviting you to join too!

Kerry is one of the UK’s most sought-after artists, with commission patrons including Simon King and Chris Packham amongst many more, and a fervour for generously sharing her skills and inspiring others on their artistic journeys.

Welcome aboard the impressive M/V Hondius expedition ship carrying only 170 lucky passengers. Unique authentic encounters, Zodiac landings and led by the finest experts. Find yourself standing alongside Kerry scouring the spectacular coastlines of Spitsbergen. Explore for sightings of polar bears, visit fascinating historical sites, hone your art skills, and watch a renowned wildlife artist at work as, travelling under the enchanting light of the Midnight Sun, Kerry produces a new masterpiece right in front of your eyes. This is a bucket list experience that is not be missed!

Kerry Newell

5% Discount!

Book by 10th February 2024 and receive a 5% discount!

This is sure to be a very popular itinerary, so if you’re interested in joining Kerry on this unforgettable adventure, enquire today to register your details, or for more information arrange a chat at a time that suits you.

Kerry's Itinerary

East Spitsbergen Summer Solstice Special

East Spitsbergen, Home of the Polar Bear Aboard M/v Hondius - 17 June 2024 | 7 NIGHTS

Sailing during the high Arctic summer solstice, on this authentic Spitsbergen cruise experience you can enjoy exciting Zodiac excursions, twice daily landings accompanied by Arctic experts, extended hikes through the region’s magnificent landscapes, an informative lecture and presentation programme, and thrilling wildlife observation opportunities.

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Meet Kerry Newell...

“For life is a privilege and a life spent creating is a blessing”

My earliest memories are of hazy sunny days spent either in my parent's garden, or over the fields beyond, always with a canine companion or two in tow. Even at an early age I felt an urge to record the flora and fauna of my surroundings. Over time I began to hone my skills, always striving for a better understanding of the natural world and a more accurate portrayal within my art. Having been, as some would say, self-taught, I never felt the need or desire to pursue a more formal art education. I felt then, as I do now, that with patience, practise and 'nature' as my inspiration, anything is possible.

My artistic journey began to gather momentum through commissioned works and later demonstrating for art material manufacturers. It was whilst demonstrating that I fell in love with encouraging and inspiring others to begin their artistic journeys. I've now been teaching, through workshops and private tuition, for over 20 years, and can truly say that it's been a most rewarding experience so far. And so that's where I find myself now, spontaneously creating when inspired and sharing my passions of the natural world and art with others.


Sure to book up fast – Register Your Details Today!

This unique itinerary is likely to fill up quickly. To ensure you don’t miss out on exploring Spitsbergen in the company of one of the UK’s finest wildlife artists, register your interest today by completing this form, and we will be in touch with full details and what to expect from your trip.

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