29 October 2015 to 8 November 2015

10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Main Gallery, North Gallery & Threadneedle Space

Admission: £3, Concession £2.50, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, SWLA Friends, National Art Pass Holders and under 18s.

The Natural Eye, the annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists, shows the very best of art inspired by the natural world. The open exhibition shows a wide range of contemporary work from both members and non-members which celebrates the wild whether it is close to home or further afield. The different approaches to the subject ensures a delightful mix of the detailed to the more abstract in many different media including oils, watercolours, pastels, printmaking, drawing and sculpture.  

Many of our artists set great store by understanding their subject and working from life. This is reflected in the major SWLA collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology, showing fieldwork from our artists depicting summer migrants in the UK, and the collaboration with the RSPB to document the creation of a major new wetland reserve at Wallasea Island in Essex.

Chris Rose, winner of the Wildlife Trusts Undersea Art Award will display work inspired by his experiences diving off the UK coast. The SWLA’s support of emerging artists continues by awarding bursaries to attend the Seabird Drawing Course in Scotland, the latest three recipients will have selected work on show.

There will be a number of events held during the exhibition including artist’s talks, portfolio day and printmaking workshops. For more details, visit: www.swla.co.uk

 

 

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Exhibiting artists

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

Bennett-David-Eagle-Owl.jpg

Eagle Owl

David Bennett SWLA

Oil sketch
31 x 30 cm
Bennett-David-Fox-Dispute.jpg

Fox dispute

David Bennett SWLA

Oil sketch
30 x 32 cm
Berry-Susan-Emerald Cut.jpg

Emerald cut

Susan Berry

Watercolour
56 x 46 cm
Binder-Adam-Green Finches.jpg

Greenfinches

Adam Binder SWLA

Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available)
Binder-Adam-Reed Warbler.jpg

Reed Warblers

Adam Binder SWLA

Bronze (ed. of 24, 12 available)
Binder-Adam-Swallows 2.jpg

Swallows

Adam Binder SWLA

Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available)
Brodde-Marco-Curelews Just Arrived, The Wadden Sea, Fanø Denmark.jpg

Curlews just arrived, the Wadden Sea, Fano, Denmark

Marco Brodde ASWLA

Watercolour and pencil
40 x 65 cm
Brodde-Marco-Starlings Freening on the Roof, The Wadden Sea, Fanø Denmark.jpg

Starlings preening on the roof, the Wadden Sea, Fano, Denmark

Marco Brodde ASWLA

Drypoint (ed. of 12)
30 x 39 cm
Brodde-Marco-Waxwings Eating Apples, The Wadden Sea, Fanø, Denmark.jpg

Waxwings eating apples, the Wadden Sea, Fano, Denmark

Marco Brodde ASWLA

Watercolour and pencil
60 x 40 cm
Clucas-Fiona-Display Tatham Fell.jpg

Display, Tatham Fell

Fiona Clucas SWLA

Mixed media
20 x 38 cm
Clucas-Fiona-Gannet Circling Cuillin Ridge.jpg

Gannet circling, Cuillin Ridge

Fiona Clucas SWLA

Mixed media
20 x 30 cm
Clucas-Fiona-Gannet Diving Cuillin Ridge.jpg

Gannet diving, Cuillin Ridge

Fiona Clucas SWLA

Mixed media
20 x 30 cm
Clucas-Fiona-Moss-Verge-Summer.jpg

Moss verge, summer

Fiona Clucas SWLA

Mixed media
99 x 99 cm
Clucas-Fiona-Oyster Catcher Langden Valley.jpg

Oystercatcher, Langden Valley

Fiona Clucas SWLA

Mixed media
20 x 28 cm
Clucas-Fiona-Port An t'Selisdeir Summer 1.jpg

Port An t'Selisdeir, Summer 1

Fiona Clucas SWLA

Mixed media
20 x 30 cm
Clucas-Fiona-Port An t'Selisdeir Summer 2.jpg

Port An t'Selisdeir, Summer 2

Fiona Clucas SWLA

Mixed media
20 x 30 cm
Clucas-Fiona-Spring-Tide-River-Bela.jpg

Spring tide, River Bela

Fiona Clucas SWLA

Graphite
71 x 74 cm
Clutterbuck-Camilla-Standing Rock.jpg

Standing Rook

Camilla Clutterbuck

Oil
50 x 70 cm
Cole-Daniel-Autumn-Shrike-Oil-on-board-48x38cm-Daniel-Cole.jpg

Autumn Great Grey Shrike

Daniel Cole SWLA

Oil
38 x 47 cm
Cole-Daniel-Norfolk-coast-and-Great-Grey-Shrike.jpg

Norfolk coast and Great Grey Shrike

Daniel Cole SWLA

Oil
37 x 70 cm
Cole-Daniel-Winter-Bearded-tits.jpg

Winter Bearded Tits

Daniel Cole SWLA

Oil
22 x 31 cm
Davies-Mikaela-Fancy Frog.jpg

Fancy Frog

Mikaela Davies

Print and watercolour (ed. of 75, 73 available)
31 x 31 cm
Downham-Madeline-Snail.jpg

Snail on a Sycamore leaf

Madeline Downham

Oil
25 x 20 cm
du-Feu-Leo-Great Black-Backed Gull Islay Sheep.jpg

Great Black-backed Gull, Islay sheep

Leo du Feu

Acrylic
51 x 46 cm

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An illustrated talk by Carry Akroyd SWLA on the poetry of John Clare and how his words has influenced her work.
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