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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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Ashley Boon

Ashley Boon sold his first painting at 14, 47 years ago, and has been working as a wildlife artist ever since graduating from art college. Fascinated by the natural world from a young age, he was, “reading Gerald Durrell when everyone else was reading Biggles”. His passion is birds and as a lifelong bird watcher his knowledge of their anatomy, behaviour and ecology comes through in his art. Ashley takes inspiration from his home on the fells of north west Cumbria, where he has seen 106 bird species from his home, the most recent visitor being a waxwing. He said, “"I am so lucky to have access to nearby grouse moors where I can find a huge variety of birds...

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Ian Greensitt

Sculptor Ian Greensitt creates stunning limited edition Bronze sculptures of game birds and game fish, much sought after worldwide. Using the lost wax method of bronzing, no two bronzes are exactly the same, with each piece having its own unique patina colouration. Ian creates his sculptures from his Northumberland studio, close to the Northumbrian moorlands and rivers, where he is able to observe and study his subjects in their natural environment. Sculpture is his passion, but he also creates drawings studying his subject and then catching its movement and 'life' on paper using graphite pencils. His Venetian red drawings use technical pens to capture the image giving a more defined and dramatic representation of the subject.

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