Simon Ryder

A fascination with chalk and passion for landscape inevitably turned to an interest in chalkstreams for Simon Ryder. Janet Menzies meets the Hampshire artist, who is on a year-long mission…

Female taxidermists

Talented female taxidermists are breathing new life into an art form that is far from dying out, as Ettie Neil-Gallacher discovers. For more on sporting art, Tony Ladd spent his…

Michael Parker

Michael Parker owes his artistic technique to a much more undervalued skill: laying fresh plaster. Working plein air and ending the day covered in paint, there is still much of…

John Skeaping

As Janet Menzies discovers, a chance encounter at Cheltenham has seen the work of John Skeaping become accessible to a wider audience. For more sporting art, Tristram Lewis swapped paintbrush…

Collecting wild bird eggshells

Collecting wild bird eggshells has become a hobby of the past, as the majority of today’s children experience nature via their televisions or museum displays. But Tony Ladd has made…

Tristram Lewis

Inspired by Munnings from a young age, Tristram Lewis tells Janet Menzies why he swapped his paintbrush for Plasticine to immortalise a great racehorse in bronze. For more sporting art,…

Zaza Shelley

It is rare to find sporting art that is actually about the animals but this is what Zaza Shelley has dedicated herself to. Hours of careful observation is how she…

Kate Brooks

Returning to Leicestershire for one final season before the hunting ban, Kate Brooks needed to find a way to earn. Her sporting art, full of character without being anthropomorphised, proved…

Nichola Eddery

Taking on a commission to paint the racehorse, Frankel, in a deliberate reference to Stubbs was no small feat for Nichola Eddery. But she put herself into training and even…