Janet Menzies

A part of the painting, Goodberry Partridge, by James Gillick.

James Gillick and his exceptional work is often spotted at the Game Fair and will be on display at Burghley this year. Janet Menzies discovers what makes this sporting artist…

Scots Grey Hen in bronze resin by Elliot Channer.

Elliot Channer started his route to artistic success via the internet. Not something Sir Alfred Munnings had recourse to. But his sculptures are decidedly tangible. Janet Menzies meets Elliot Channer.…

A Lady Riding a Bay Hunter by Sir Alfred Munnings, circa 1924

Alfred Munnings is a name that every sportman wants on their wall. For the frugal a print, for the well-feathered a painting. He was simply an exceptional sporting artist, with…

21 best crossbreed dogs. Labradoodle.

21 best crossbreed dogs for working in the field and at home. Your taste may run to the Downton Abbey gundog, or a labrador when breeding or choosing a puppy.…

Early Morning Light in the Cotswolds by sporting artist Jeremy Houghton

Jeremy Houghton’s work is all about the spaces in between, which somehow convey the realities of the sports he depicts more convincingly than any amount of photographic detail. The forbidding…

A snarling man-eater is not the best thing to encounter on the way to the shower block.

Man-eaters are not just a category of monsters consigned to schlock horror films. They are a very real danger, particularly if one finds oneself on safari (for expert advice see…

Elephant and Anthill by David Shepherd CBE

David Shepherd leaves a trail. If, on your next African safari, you stumble across a succession of anthills topped with sunglasses, tread carefully: you are on the trail of the…

Pair of English partridges by sporting artist Jason Lowes

Jason Lowes is based in County Durham. The watercolourist’s sporting art teems with coveys of grouse or partridges but what really draws you into his evocative work is the quality…

Labradors and cocker spaniels continue to be the two most popular breeds of dog in Britain – and where there is desirability, crime is never far behind. Growing concern over…

Even the crème de la crème of top professional retriever or spaniel trainers would agree that handling a gundog is not rocket science. For a start, much as we love them,…