Wildlife Art – It Begins! Latest Painting Wildebeest Crossing.

It’s taken me a while to gather and prepare all the reference material for this painting. But I am finally just about ready to cut the canvas to size and start laying out the drawing ready for the paint. To be honest I think the painting part is actually going to be the easiest part of the whole thing.

With so many animals – zebra, wildebeest and of course Crocs it’s going to be a complicated one to compose, plus it’s going to have to be real big to fit them all in! ha…..

I hope to have some updates and photos real soon so please keep dropping by.


Framed Prints at The Heron Gallery UK

I delivered three of my framed prints to The Heron Gallery (UK) yesterday ready for their Wildlife Worldwide exhibition starting, Thursday 27th March. As mentioned previously my main print is the huge Siberian Tiger “Khan”, the other two are mountain gorilla prints.

siberian tiger print

I also had a sneak preview of some of the wildlife art that will be in the exhibit and I must admit that it appeared that anyone who’s anyone in UK wildlife art has a painting or print there!

The exhibition will be awesome and is certainly worth a visit, particularly as you can pick a print or painting up fully framed and ready to hang!

Here’s the full details –

The Heron Gallery
98 Drove Rd
BS23 3NW

Tel: +44(0)1934614123

New Elephant Painting – On The Easel (WIP)

I’ve been working on a great elephant painting the past couple of weeks. It’s from a scene I witnessed in Botswana on the outskirts of the Okavango.

The painting shows the soil in Moremi (Botswana) at the end of the dry season, the remnants of grasses are only existing as they are quite close to the river, but even then, with temperatures in the shade reaching 40’C + it really is extremely dry, and just 100 yards from the river virtually no vegetation survives. The seeds however, are remaining dormant, waiting for the 1st rains to come, before miraculously turning Moremi green.

It’s amazing how elephants, as huge as they are, survive this hostile environment, the trees however sometimes get completely devestated as the dryseason continues and they are taken to pieces by very hungry elephants.

Hope you enjoy the following step by steps – Painting now complete and SOLD.

Don’t forget if you would like to see more step by step example or learn how to paint wildlife visit my demo site here

Or to visit my online gallery showing my latest original paintings and prints here

Elephant early stages


elephant painting


The Finished Painting







Mountain Gorilla – Completed

I have now refined the whole canvas and added some more details on the foliage and the Gorilla. The painting is now finished and so it is on to my next one – a very large tiger!

Watch my blog for more details coming soon.


Check out my Brand New tutorial ebook to see me paint step by step – released Dec2009

Mountain Gorilla Painting – Stage two

stage two - under painting

Two New Original Wildlife Paintings NOW Available

It’s been a long time since I have had an original painting for sale as most of my painting time is now taken up with commissions, but I have exciting news, I have not 1 but 2 brand new painting available!!!

The 1st one I did in between commissions just because I really loved the rich warm side of the lion compared to the cool shadow side.

African Lion – Now Available as A Print

African Lion Blog - Painting

The image above shows the lion completed. I’m really happy with the way the colours are complementing each other on this painting.

As this painting is 12 x 12 in and is a more manageable size to ship, it is being sold fully stretched and ready to frame.

And the 2nd Painting – Mountain Gorilla – Now Available as a Print

mountain gorilla blog - fine art painting / print

mountain gorilla painting - face

Detail view

It has been a real privilege to be involved with the Gorilla Organization Fundraiser this year.

I concentrated on painting just one image of a silver-back entitled “The Thinker” (Above) The painting is now completed and available – remember there is only ever one original.

The paintings will be sold on a first come first served basis visit my Wildlife Art Galllery

UPDATE – Originals now sold

Come and see more of my paintings and prints in my wildlife art gallery
(click image below)

Wildlife Art Site

And If you are a budding wildlife artist yourself then come and visit me on my Tutorial site (below)

Wildlife Art Tutorial Site



You can also now watch my wildlife art paintings develop on Youtube!