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…

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…

Summers Place Auctions

Summers Place Auctions are to sell The Barker Collection of fine taxidermy on Tuesday 5th April 2016. The collection includes about 80 lots by some of the best Victorian taxidermists.…

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…

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.…

Boutet gun. Historical hunting weapons

The Boutet gun was rather special, and one of 11 guns given by Napoleon to Carlos IV of Spain. Edward Impey, director general and master at the Royal Armouries Museum,…

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…