This blue tit fledgling came into the house and exhausted itself trying to find an exit. It allowed me to pick it up and carry it outside where it sat for ages on my hand staring at me quizzically before flying off.
Looking back, I was always going to become a wildlife artist, I just didn’t know it at the time. There were various signs: I loved art, my bedroom was full of small plasticine animals I constantly made, bits of grot stuck to them, but dearly loved by me and fiercely protected. I threw my arms round every dog I saw, I went into raptures when there was a hedgehog in the garden, I talked to the…
It was heartening to see so many bees in the studio last summer as their numbers are steadily dropping. The Govt. has now gone back on its ban of bee-killing pesticides and they are once again permitted. This is a tragedy.
This little Puffin is my design for the Interact Stroke Support card this year. You can order them online here and they are £5 for 10.
I starred as Lucy Eylesbarrow in this BBC film and just received this lovely feedback from a buyer in New York: It was a shred of good fortune that I chanced upon Jill Meager’s website and archive of revealing artwork. It was the first time in my life that the face of a lamb drew my gaze and the first time that I was hooked on the “eye” of a Robin or any bird, for that…
I am very excited to be part of this group and the brand new website. We can't meet in person this year and run our lovely pop-up for Christmas, so here you can go behind the scenes, meet the makers and browse and buy to your heart's content at chiswickcreatives.co.uk
This Wren has made his way to a new home in Columbus, Ohio, to someone who every year watches his local wrens build their nests and raise their families. A long way to go for a tiny bird (with a mighty singing voice!)
Just had a great weekend of sales at The Borders Art Fair. A Fox and a Hare off to new Scottish homes.
Idris Elba starring in the new Sky TV ad with my Happy Cow on the wall in the background.
This year, I have been taking my hare images to exciting new places. They are now available as limited edition prints, 100% cotton tea towels and as a boxed set of 8 greetings cards. Perfect for thank you letters or just to say a cheery hello to the animal lover in your life. Have a look at the Gifts section, where you will also find some bird activity too.