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British Wildlife Watercolours : Artist and Illustrator
Paintings, illustrations and observations about the wildlife, farm animals and pets who reside in and around the garden, local countryside and woods.

Background
A business analyst, qualified English teacher and tutor in English and art.

Art
A natural artist of watercolour, coloured pencil and graphite, acrylic, oil paint, oil pastel, enamel paint, watercolour/ink illustrations, clay, gold leaf and mixed media relating to wildlife, farm animals, pets and the garden, including the local semi-rural environment and nearby ancient woodland.

Qualified in traditional, enamel-based signwriting and associated art, including gold leaf gilding, with past experience in designing and painting signs for local shops, businesses and restaurants.

2016 - 2018 : The Croydon Art Society, Committee Member.

No further art exhibitions planned.
 
Writing (for adults and children)
Currently working on children's picture books and middle grade fiction. Non-fiction for adults relating to gardening and wildlife - work in progress.

Interests
Wildlife, birds and other animals - art, books and gardens.

Classes and workshops available
Farm animals, pets and British wildlife drawing classes, botanical art workshops, watercolour classes and demonstrations in the local areas : London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex.

Commissions
Pet portraits and animal paintings, wildlife paintings, farm animals and botanical art.

Illustrations
Books, cards, stationery, company literature and individual use.


Email : 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 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.







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…