Founding Member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, Robert Gillmor has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Current President of the SWLA Harriett Mead congratulated Robert saying:

'The SWLA is thrilled that Robert Gillmor has received this honour. His energy and enthusiasm led to the founding of this Society and he has been integral to its success throughout our 52 year history. President for 10 years, secretary for more, catalogue designer, exhibition hanger - his contribution to the Society is too long to list and he continues to be an active and key part of the charity. It is testament to his immense talent that he has been a prolific and sought after artist since a teenager. He has helped and inspired countless individuals and supported conservation charities throughout his career. The MBE is a richly deserved acknowledgement of his humble generosity and far reaching inspiration.'

In October 2013 we visited Robert at his home and studio to discuss his career, founding the Society Of Wildlife Artists and how the Society became a Member of the Federation of British Artists

Everyone at the Federation of British Artists and the Society of Wildlife Artists would like to offer their congratulations to Robert Gillmor MBE PPSWLA.

If you would like to exhibit your Wildlife Art alongside Robert Gillmor MBE PPSWLA you can submit to the Society of Wildlife Artists Open Exhibition. The closing date for submissions is 7 August. All work must be submitted online