Janet Menzies

Sam MacDonald

Sam Macdonald catches his fish twice. First he actually catches the fish, and then he relives the experience sculpting it. Janet Menzies meets a sporting artist who is recreating in…

Clare Brownlow

Clare Brownlow is proof that inspiration can spring from anywhere. For her it was an old-fashioned dipping pen, a pheasant tail feather used by her father to write his game…

Jolyon Madden

Jolyon Madden is not afraid to make a statement. From his front page splashes for The Sun to his larger than life canvases of the shooting world, he is a…

Things named after Queen Elizabeth II

Things named after Queen Elizabeth II are not hard to come by. Crossrail has just been renamed the Elizabeth line (which serves Stratford, home to the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic…

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas may be better known for his ballet dancers and nudes bathing, but his racing works were far more important to the development of Impressionism. Capturing the impression of…

Leslie McGregor Scott-Clark and Rosemary Park

Leslie McGregor Scott-Clark and Rosemary Park are sporting artists who don’t just share a studio. While one works, the other turns farmer and gundog-handler, allowing them to live the sporting…

Paul Augustinus

Paul Augustinus conveys the real Africa in his work rather than the clichéd view from the back of a safari truck. Animals often do not take centre stage in his…

Bee Griffith

Bee Griffith refuses to dismiss dogs in her artwork, even though the sporting art world can all too often forget man’s best friend. Her beautiful canine portraits could signal their…

A real country gentleman Radley College

A real country gentleman is hard to spot. Among the ever-growing tribes of countryside pretenders, they can be few and far between. Janet Menzies separates the wheat from the chaff,…

Jonathan Sainsbury. Bumbarrels

Jonathan Sainsbury paints birds beautifully. They are his speciality, just as horseflesh is the chosen subject for Sir Alfred Munnings and Africa treads realistically accross the canvas of David Shepherd.…