Wildlife Artists


Black-throated Diver

Diver- collagraph by Lisa Hooper

The Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition The Natural Eye opens today at the Mall Galleries, running until Sunday 4th November, 2018.   Over 350 works are shown – all created by artists dedicated to and inspired by wildlife.

What could be better!?   If you like wildlife art that is!   There’s a lot to see and take in though- so allow yourself plenty time if visiting.  Within the exhibition is a section called Out of the Frame, which as the name suggests, is full of unframed works, which include fascinating glimpses into sketchbooks, preliminary drawings, and masterly renditions of birds and animals made at speed in the field.

Ptarmigan sculpture by Nick Bibby

Ptarmigan – bronze sculpture by Nick Bibby

I do tend to be rather one-track and head straight for the sculpture, but there are gems across the board.  A few of my favourites amongst the brilliantly accomplished wildlife inspired collection on show are:

Divers by Louise Scammell

Diving Birds – Wood Lithograph by Louise Scammell


Marabou by Liane Stevenson

Marabou – charcoal by Liane Stevenson


Gannet colony, Bass Rock by Kitty Jones

Gannet colony, Bass Rock – Charcoal, pastel and graphite by Kitty Jones


Lapwings by Marco Brodde

Lapwings and Winter marsh, watercolour and charcoal by Marco Brodde


Merganser by Barry Van Dusen

Merganser on the Quinapoxet – watercolour by Barry Van Dusen



The Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition

The Natural Eye 2018


25 October – 4 November 2018 at the Mall Galleries







One Comment

  1. Comment by Ellen Abbott:

    these are all lovely. thanks for the little preview.

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