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Local Wildlife Artist: London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex.

To enquire about commissions, workshops, demos, classes, exhibitions, illustrations, other artwork and writing, please use the contact email below:

ENQUIRIES@clairemurthy.co.uk


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Please see below for further information on Art commissions, bookings and classes.



Art Commissions and Bookings

Enquiries about commissions and workshops are welcome. Options include the following but please do ask if your illustration/writing/workshop requirement is not listed here.

  • British wildlife and garden-related writing and articles
  • Book, cards and other stationery/business illustrations
  • Exhibitions and events
  • Botanical art
  • British wildlife art 
  • Domestic pet portraits
  • British wildlife art workshops, classes and demos
 Please make initial contact via : enquiries@clairemurthy.co.uk



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Wildlife Drawing Classes
A wildlife drawing class with the opportunity to draw, observe and learn about an animal, bird, butterfly or bee, can be an enjoyable way to allocate time to wildlife and art in the company of other nature artists and enthusiasts. It's so rewarding to get close to nature to observe the detail that is all too often glimpsed from a distance - and to engage more with the animals, birds and bugs that share their natural environments with the modern world.

Life drawing of wildlife is a traditional means of studying a subject. Animals have been portrayed in art since the early cave paintings, throughout the middle ages in symbolic and, later, in realistic, scientific depictions of animals. In recent times, detailed wildlife drawings are more often undertaken to capture the beauty, power and wider associations of wildlife. 
 
A class in drawing wildlife from the local area - small woodland and riverside animals, garden and countryside birds and other flying, mini-wildlife characters – is a way to engage with the wildlife that lives on our doorstep, or close-by. 
 
Otter drawing : wildlife art class
Wildlife Drawing Classes and Workshops at established public venues.

Discover more about native British wildlife and birds through art drawing classes in relaxed, friendly wildlife drawing classes at established public venues in and around London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 

Detailed wildlife drawings : take wildlife sketches to the next level of art detail for a more realistic portrayal of favourite British garden and woodland wildlife and birds, using graphite and coloured pencils : from sketchbook to fine wildlife art. 

More information about forthcoming wildlife classes, please make initial contact via : enquiries@clairemurthy.co.uk

 

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Wildlife Drawing Classes

Wildlife Drawing Classes
Wildlife art classes in drawing wildlife.
There is more to be gained from drawing British wildlife than drawing and sketching alone – with wildlife art classes, there can be enjoyment in discovering about some of Britain’s favourite animals and birds in the company of other artists and nature enthusiasts, through drawing wildlife classes which bring together like-minded individuals in a pleasant setting.

Drawing animals and birds from life is an excellent way to engage with the natural world around us. An understanding of wildlife anatomy, behaviour and environment, through observations and sketches, can help build the skills and knowledge necessary for more detailed graphite or coloured pencil drawings of British wildlife and birds.

Drawing class subjects include the familiar favourites such as: foxes, squirrels, hedgehogs, mice, deer and birds, plus some of the more elusive characters from the British countryside – badgers, otters, wildcats, newts, hawks and…

British Wildlife Watercolours

British Wildlife Watercolours.
British wildlife, birds and flowers are carefully painted using watercolours, based on the wildlife and botanical subjects from the garden and local woods.
Wildlife such as small British woodland animals (badgers, foxes, squirrels, mice, bats, deer, otters, wild cats, stoats, weasels - even wild boar, pine martens, beavers and, one day, lynx may return to the wilds of Britain!) and UK garden birds, butterflies and bees, along with ladybirds and dragonflies, add to the joys to be found in the garden, or just beyond, all year round.

Watercolours can be used to capture the beauty in the animal or plant subject using the fluidity of the paints.

Everyone's favourite! A beautiful owl resting amongst the bluebells.

Watercolours can be used in a variety of wildlife paintings for different effects based on creative preferences. For the traditional, realistic bird and wild animal paintings, dry applications of paint are built up slowly to create depth and form…

British Wildlife Coloured Pencils

Drawing wildlife using coloured pencils

Coloured pencil wildlife art paintings and drawings. 

Detailed wildlife and botanical drawings and paintings can be gained using coloured pencils which range from student grade to professional grade.

The following animal pencil paintings were achieved using a mixture of coloured pencil brands but mainly Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran D’ache Swisscolour.

Detail is captured as realistically as possible whilst retaining the creative style.

Realistic British wildlife art by wildlife and botanical coloured pencil artist.