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Gallery Open by Appointment I’m delighted to announce my gallery is now open for exclusive bookings so that you can again enjoy all my paintings, live nest cameras, and films. You are welcome to come alone, with your partner, with family members or friends. But, the group size must be no more than six people in total. Appointments are scheduled to last 50 minutes, so that you and your party can enjoy the wildlife on display […]

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Common Kestrel  Falco Tinnunculus If you see a medium-sized brown bird hovering above a roadside, chances are its a kestrel. Also known as a ‘windhover’, a kestrel’s ability to hang suspended in the air as it pinpoints its prey is unique among birds of prey. Identifying a kestrel Male and female kestrels are quite distinct. The male has blue-grey feathers on its head and tail and chestnut-brown feathers on its back, whilst the female’s feathers […]

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I am now looking after two tiny hedgehogs and I haven’t had a lot of sleep! The hoglets are so small I’ve had to wake every two hours during the night to feed them. They were found on the roadside and were very cold and still when they arrived. The first thing I did was wrap them in a blanket and put them onto a heated mat to warm them. I had to warm them […]

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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis) Just 12cm high with strident blue plumage and the flying-style of a speeding bullet, a kingfisher can really pack a punch. But in spite of all its dazzling brilliance, it is also deeply secretive. As a wildlife artist, I made it my mission to find out more. I built an artificial nest box and watched as a kingfisher pair raised their chicks inside. Here are five of the fascinating facts I […]

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Kingfishers are undoubtedly one of Britain’s most iconic waterside birds but despite their dazzling beauty, their future is precarious. These bright blue birds are listed as ‘amber’ by conservationists – which means their future survival is in danger. They are also registered as a Schedule 1 species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, meaning they are in need of additional protection. The main challenges kingfishers face are: Cold Temperatures Kingfishers struggle to hunt in freezing […]

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Despite their bright shock of electric-blue and orange feathers, it can be difficult to spot a kingfisher in the wild. I built an entire kingfisher bank so that I could watch them up close. Click here to read about what I discovered. If you simply want to be sure of seeing one next time you are out walking, here are a few tips. Look for them along rivers and streams Kingfishers live along clean waterways, […]

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  I replaced a waterside bank with a garden shed containing a hide and an artificial nest chamber so that I could watch kingfishers inside their underground nest.  The entire project took a month and led to some incredible kingfisher studies. Click here to read more about these. I installed my hide in situ in February, long before the breeding season. Here’s how I did it. Step One: Replicating the design of a kingfisher nesting […]

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Revealing the underground world of kingfishers It’s mid-January and I’m wading thigh-high through a stream looking for kingfishers. Minnows dart before each footstep. I hear a faint high-pitched peeping sound ahead and slow my pace. A flash of orange and cobalt blue whizzes by. As an artist, I find the vivid pallet of kingfishers irresistible and I have often painted them. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about their behaviour, but I’ve always longed […]

painting of the week fox

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Welcome to your weekly update of all my latest wildlife paintings. I paint in a realistic style and spend many hours watching a bird or animal in its natural habitat in order to make each composition as lifelike as possible.   Click here to meet the wildlife models that inspire the paintings July 14th, 2020 Three’s Trouble Wildlife Painting of the Week  The fox cubs featured in this painting lived under a wendy house in a […]

Gifts for Fathers Day

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7 Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2020 | Sunday, June 21 From a fine art print to a mug featuring his favourite wild animal, I’ve got a selection of unique art gifts to put the tiger in Dad’s tank this Father’s Day. 1. Put the tiger in his tank this Father’s Day Tiger of Bandhavgarh | Limited Edition Print | £325 in this frame Why not spoil Dad with a limited edition art print? You […]

wildlife photo of the week fox

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From deer emerging from woodland to owls flitting over evening skies, meet the wildlife art models that inspired my paintings this season. Click here to see paintings these photos have inspired. July 11th, 2020 Fox (Vulpus Vulpus) Wildlife Art Model Better known for their stealth, foxes are actually fast runners and have been reported to reach speeds of 45kms an hour. They are only likely to achieve this speed in short bursts, however. I photographed […]

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