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

Scott-Dafila-Cranes-on-the-Fen.jpg

Cranes on the fen

Dafila Scott SWLA

Pastel
38 x 76 cm
Scott-Dafila-Giant-Eagle-Owl,-Kalahari.jpg

Giant Eagle Owl, Kalahari

Dafila Scott SWLA

Pastel
57 x 38 cm
Scott-Dafila-Otter-on-the-Shore.jpg

Otter on the shore

Dafila Scott SWLA

Oil
51 x 76 cm
Scott-Dafila-Red-Hartebeest-on-a-Red-Dune.jpg

Red Hartebeest on a red dune

Dafila Scott SWLA

Pastel
38 x 76 cm
Scott-Dafila-Swallows-and-a-House-Martin-over-the-Fen.jpg

Swallows and a House Martin over the fen

Dafila Scott SWLA

Pastel
38 x 76 cm
Scott-Dafila-Swifts-over-the-Fen.jpg

Swifts over the fen

Dafila Scott SWLA

Acrylic
38 x 76 cm
Scott-Dafila-Two-Herons.jpg

Two Herons resting

Dafila Scott SWLA

Oil
61 x 51 cm
Scott-Dafila-Wild-Turkeys-Displaying,-California.jpg

Wild Turkeys displaying, California

Dafila Scott SWLA

Oil
51 x 76 cm
Scouller-Lara-Flightiness of Displaying Kittiwake.jpg

Flightiness of displaying Kittiwake

Lara Scouller

Pastel
57 x 41 cm
Scouller-Lara-Guillemot Congregation St.Abbs Head.jpg

Guillemot congregation, St Abb's Head

Lara Scouller

Watercolour monoprint
21 x 29 cm
Simpson-Carolyn-Resting Bird.jpg

Resting Bird

Carolyn Simpson

Soapstone
19 x 28 cm
Sinden-Chris-Amongst-the-blooms.jpg

Amongst the blooms

Chris Sinden SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 30, 5 available)
32.5 x 54.5 cm
Sinden-Chris-Black tails.jpg

Black-tails passing through

Chris Sinden SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 26, 5 available)
35.5 x 52 cm
Sinden-Chris-Plovers.jpg

Green Plovers

Chris Sinden SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 23, 5 available)
32 x 62 cm
Sinden-Chris-Marigold snipe.jpg

Marigold Snipe

Chris Sinden SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 25, 5 available)
39 x 33 cm
Sinden-Chris-Snow-jay.jpg

Snowjay

Chris Sinden SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 28, 5 available)
43 x 31.5 cm
Sinden-Chris-Yaffle.jpg

Yaffle

Chris Sinden SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 25, 5 available)
33.5 x 52 cm
Smith-Jane-Fishing Frenzy.jpg

Fishing frenzy

Jane Smith SWLA

Screenprint (ed. of 3)
79 x 43 cm
Smith-Jane-Winter Feeding, Oronsay.jpg

Winter feeding, Oronsay

Jane Smith SWLA

Screenprint (ed. of 5)
51 x 63 cm
Low water oil.jpeg

Low Water

Andrew Stock SWLA

Oil
30 x 41 cm
Sanderlings w:c.jpeg

Sanderlings in May

Andrew Stock SWLA

Watercolour
30 x 50 cm
Storm-Lucinda-Mallard and Ducklings.jpg

Mallard and ducklings

Lucinda Storm

Watercolour and gouache
21 x 30 cm
Thewlis-Richard-Golden Plover at Titchwell Norfolk.jpg

Golden Plover at Titchwell, Norfolk

Richard Thewlis

Watercolour
23 x 30 cm
Thorley-Fox-Rebecca-Kittiwake Nest, St Abbs.jpg

Kittiwake nest, St Abb's

Rebecca Thorley-Fox

Oil
52 x 44 cm
Thorley-Fox-Rebecca-Oystercatcher Nest Swap.jpg

Oystercatcher nest swap

Rebecca Thorley-Fox

Oil
38 x 28 cm

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