Janet Menzies

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.…

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…