Guy Taplin

Guy Taplin was born in the east end of London in 1939. A few years after leaving school he was employed as a bird keeper to oversee the protection and preservation of waterfowl in Regents Park.  This early experience gave Guy the inspiration to what would become a lifelong love for nature and birds. Guy […]

Robert Mouseman Thompson (1876-1955)

Robert Mouseman Thompson was born on the 7th May 1876 in Kilburn, North Yorkshire. Thompson initially trained as an apprentice engineer before returning to the family business under the guidance of his father but unfortunately tragedy struck when his Father died in 1895, leaving a young Thompson to run the family business. Regarding the iconic mouse […]

Claude Venard artist

Claude Venard (1913-1999)

Claude Venard was born in Paris on the 21st March 1913. Venard was immersed in art from an early age and at seventeen was enrolled at the École des Arts Appliqués where he studied for six years. In 1936 Venard worked as fine art restorer at Louvre art gallery in Paris and two years later […]

Carl Longworth

British wildlife sculptor Carl Longworth approaches traditional subjects from an innovative angle.  His imaginative style comes through with his natural ability to create flowing lines, enhanced by beautiful patination. Carl’s love and enthusiasm for wildlife and nature is fully evident in his works, he aims to capture muscle tone, posture and expression with each and […]

Jonathan Sainsbury

Jonathan Sainsbury was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire in 1951. Jonathan studied at Leamington Spa College of Art and Leeds College of Art, graduating in 1976 and went on to establish a long successful career as one of the UK’s leading wildlife artists.  Drawing on inspiration from the beautiful Perthshire countryside where Jonathan lives, his works […]

David Shepherd (1931-2017)

David Shepherd was born in Hendon, London on 25th April 1931. He attended Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. Shortly after leaving school, David travelled to Kenya with an ambition of becoming a game warden, but his dream was not to be and was refused the post due to lack of experience. Upon returning the UK David […]

Harry Rutherford (1903-1985)

Harry Rutherford was born in Denton, Manchester in 1903. Harry displayed an early talent for art and was encouraged by his father, William Rutherford a hatter by trade but also a keen amateur artist. Harry studied at Hyde School of Art and after leaving secondary school enrolled at Manchester Art School under the guidance of […]

Sally Anne Fitter Paintings - Carnes Fine Art

Sally Anne Fitter

Sally Anne Fitter is a full-time professional artist working from her home studio in Norfolk. Sally initially studied ceramics at Bristol Art School gaining a first-class honours degree then later went on to teach art and ceramics at Latymer Boys School, London. Sally set up and ran Digby Morton Designs in London, her designs have […]

Hilary Burnett Cooper

Hilary Burnett Cooper is a Yorkshire based artist. Hilary studied Graphic Design at Jacob Kramer Art College in Leeds before becoming a full-time professional artist. Hilary’s works take much inspiration from the British coastline and her passion for European cities including Venice. Hilary’s paintings are full of vitality, vibrant colours, luminous light and evoke fond […]