Jaguar Painting – Underpainting – on auction soon

Hi everyone, just started the underpainting on my new Jaguar Painting – hope you like it so far.


Wolf Painting – New Update – Painting due on eBay auction Tomorrow!

Watch out for the Wolf painting on eBay tomorrow. I just have some more fine details to add and some softening and glazing and its done 🙂

There will also be a special gift too! all will be revealed tomorrow 🙂

Update march 13th 2012


wolf painting

Lion / buffalo Painting – for sale on

Just 48 hours left to place your bid on my most unusual painting to date.

lion painting for sale on ebay

Oil Painting Made Easy – Out SOON!

Many people are concerned so much about the so-called “rules of oil painting” that they are put off before they ever even pick up a brush!

But it doesn’t have to be that way, the whole purpose of my new eBook is to demystify oil painting, to free up any concerns you might have so you can have fun and actually enjoy painting.

This new ebook is all about learning to paint, it started off as an ebook for complete beginners, but it grew and grew and now encompasses so much more.

Not only does it care for the beginner with chapters on things like buying the right types of paint and canvas, even with a shopping list for beginners, but it also covers subjects like mixing and matching colours, composition, and even how you can use image editing software to help you find the true colour of elusive colours, how to clone people in landscapes, remove cage bars from zoo photos and soooo much more.

What started out as a small project grew to massive proportions and is now almost 100 pages long.

Watch this space for more details in the next few days.

Tiger Oil Painting – Finished

I have managed to get a decent scan of my latest Tiger Painting, so here is the finished piece.

Prints will be available in the next couple of weeks, so please contact me if you would like to reserve a print.

The print size will be 25 x 16in

tiger oil painting

Tiger Painting – Bringing him to life – adding the details

Before I can add details I need a nice dark layer to work over, otherwise the lighter details would never show up.

To get this dark layer I cover the Tiger with a thin coat of painting medium, the use a dark colour mix like Burnt Umber, Ultra Marine Blue etc then brush it in to the wet medium.

tiger oil paintings

When the dark layer is dry I once again cover the surface with a thin coat of medium, but this time I am using it to help my brash marks slip on the canvas.

This is the 1st layer of proper details, there will be a few more layers before I am satisfied with the details.

tiger paintings

Welcome to my Wildlife Art Blog………..

Just a little about me …..

I am a wildlife artist, living in the united kingdom. I regularly exhibit in the Juried National exhibition of wildlife art, Marwell international art exhibition and the Society of wildlife art exhibition.

I have most recently been made a signature member of the Worldwide Nature Artists Group – WNAG.


I don’t know why I have this all encompassing desire to paint wildlife…….. perhaps I will never know, but when I am painting, then nothing else exists.

I am right back at the scene where I first saw my subject.

Back with the lions of the dry savannah of Savuti or the elephants in the lush vegetation of the Okavango Delta…… It’s almost as if time stands still as I relive my memories through painting….


My love of animals has been there for as long as I can remember, along with my desire to draw and paint, so looking back it now seems inevitable that I would become a wildlife artist.

I strive to paint wildlife as accurately as I can, so where possible I like to see the animals in their natural environment, and this has, of course, lead to some very exciting journeys and experiences.


For some you need more nerve than others. ha………….

Such as standing only 30 foot away from a female elephant in moonlight, sitting in an open sided jeep with a pride of lions just 10 feet away, or even fishing waist high in the Okavango Delta.


It’s these exhilarating and very personal experiences that I believe help me so much in my portrayal of wildlife in it’s natural environment.

It’s the hidden things that you can truly only experience by being there in person.

I, like many, wildlife artists, am involved with conservation. It seems so common these days that a wildlife artist is involved in conservation that it has almost become a cliché, and sometimes I hesitate to mention my own involvement, but conservation does need to be brought to the public attention and the more that become involved the better for the wildlife.

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