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Peter Partington

The game birds have always fascinated me. My first published illustration, many years ago was of a French Partridge for the front cover of the magazine of what was then the Game Conservancy. A life member then and now. Growing up by Poole Harbour as a boy, it was easy to disappear from school and spend hours on the shoreline exploring, observing and sketching water birds. On the heathlands behind the harbour I found nesting Grey Partridge, Woodcock, Lapwing and Dartford Warblers which were much rarer then! I was determined to go to art college. After college I taught art students for some years. I finally decided to become a freelance artist, feeling the urge to return to depicting nature...

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Godfrey's Collection

My late father, like so many sportsmen, enjoyed accumulating a wide collection of sporting art. However, since we moved into his house with our own belongings, there is simply not room for everything. We could put some of these works in the loft, but really they should be out on display and enjoyed in someone’s home. It is hard to part with pictures you have known since childhood, but the GWCT is a close friend and the idea that it will benefit from 25% of the sale feels right. I hope these pictures will bring others great pleasure in the years to come.  Edward, GWCT Member (Dorset). View Godfrey's Collection here >

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David Cemmick

David Cemmick has been a freelance artist since his first sell-out solo exhibition in 1974, at the age of nineteen. Over the past four decades he has travelled extensively, gathering field experience and documenting scientific expeditions in some of the world’s remotest habitats. He has painted the ethno medicinal plants of Madagascar for Dr David Bellamy’s Conservation Foundation, illustrated two books focusing on the endangered Kakapo Parrot and Black Robin and the ground breaking conservation work of the New Zealand Wildlife Service and studied coral and fish communities on Jamaica’s Morant Cays coral atoll, whilst painting under water.These, and many other field expeditions, have helped fuel his deep respect and fascination for the animal world and given him the thirst...

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Owen Williams

I am one of those lucky people who has been fortunate to be able to pursue my passion for wildlife and painting in order to make a living. It's often said that painting is a relaxing activity, but through my 30 years as a professional artist there have been very few relaxing moment, unless I have fallen asleep before my easel. This is because to effectively communicate atmosphere and detail through the medium of watercolour requires perseverance and constant concentration.  As a self taught artist every painting is a fresh lesson in the medium, often paintings fail and the only answer is to tear them up and start again. Many might regard this as a disaster, however there is nothing more...

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Alistair Makinson

Alistair Makinson was born in Whalley, Lancashire. Art was never expected to become Alistair’s chosen career, in fact the young boy growing up in rural Lancashire had his mind set to work alongside agriculture. This ambition materialised by selling animal health products along with general farming supplies. It was whilst recovering from a broken elbow that Alistair started to paint. His first few exhibitions were so well received by the public, that he decided to turn professional after only a year of painting. The first few years were taken up by landscape painting, and trying to find his own niche and style. In 1996, after five years painting, Alistair started to concentrate on sporting paintings, finding them more challenging and...

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