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The Artist behind our labels

Bryn Parry is one of Britain's best-known countryside Cartoonists. His cartoons appear in Country Magazines. The work of Bryn Parry is instantly recognisable. His funny cartoons depict various aspects of Game Shoots and typically British Country Life.

“I was one of those kids that always doodled. In fact, I’m now one of those adults that doodles. The good news is that I’ve made a living out of doodling… much to my amazement and everyone else.” Bryn Parry OBE.

Bryn first set up his Design Studio in 1985 after leaving the British Army. Bryn is from a Military family and served in the Royal Green Jackets for 10 years, completing Tours of Cyprus and Northern Ireland. It was during his time off patrol that he developed his love for drawing. “During my down time, I would happily sit and draw little caricatures and doodles and after 10 years of service, I realised that this was what I wanted to do full time.” Bryn explains.

After a string of successful books and commissions based on the Shooting World, the Bryn Parry brand has become a household name amongst the Shooting community.

In 2007 everything changed. “My wife and I visited a hospital in Birmingham, Selly Oak, where the wounded from Afghanistan were treated”discusses Bryn. “That trip was the real inspiration to setting up Help for Heroes Charity.”

In 2016, after Nine years running the Charity and raising millions, Bryn decided it was time to hand the reins over to someone else so that he could get back to focusing on his designs full time.

Kenton Park Estate contacted Bryn in early 2017 to design a series of Wine Labels ….

“When we moved to Kenton Park Estate in January of 2017, we were rudely awakened early every morning by the gang of male Pheasants who strut around the grounds rounding up the female Pheasants and Partridges. The sound they make is incredibly distinctive and totally unique. It's impossible to replicate but it's a sound that is the very essence of Kenton Park Estate" explained owner, Jayne Oliphant-Thompson.

"We have come to love these Pheasants who definitely seek sanctuary here and bed down every night up in our Willow Trees above the Lake. Their behaviour can be hilarious to watch during the day.Through chatting to Bryn, our imagination was encouraged to run wild and the spirit of our Pheasants have been captured and created as individual caricatures to tell our story here at Kenton Park Estate”.  


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