Norman Neasom

Norman Neasom was born near Redditch, Worcestershire in 1915. Neasom attended Redditch County High School where at the age of 16 he gained a scholarship at the Birmingham College of Art studying under Bernard Fleetwood Walker. During the Second World War, Neasom became a lecturer at the Birmingham College of Art and later became head […]

Keith Woodcock paintings

Keith Woodcock

Keith Woodcock was born in Yorkshire on the 19th April 1940. Keith was educated at Belle Vue Grammar School in Bradford and later studied at Salford School of Art. Keith initially trained and worked as a design engineer before becoming a professional artist in 1982. Keith has become a leading aviation artist, his works are […]

Lloyd George Higgins (1912-1980)

Lloyd George Higgins was born in 1912 in Mossley near Manchester. Lloyd won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in Salford and in 1931 was awarded the first prize at the Royal Society of Arts Exhibition for poster design. Following on from his scholarship he received a first-class diploma from the Royal Society […]

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 […]