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 metal the fleeting moment shared between man and nature. For more sporting artists, Clare Brownlow proves that inspiration can spring…

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 journals, which she now uses to create her signature splatter effects. For more sporting artists, Jolyon Madden‘s work is as…

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 work, but when they do they are emblematic of essential Africa. For more sporting artists, read about Bee Griffith and…

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 time is finally coming. For more exceptional sporting artists, take a look at Jonathan Sainsbury and his specialised artwork of…

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. JONATHAN SAINSBURY Jonathan Sainsbury’s work makes me realise how lucky I am that the cherry tree outside my window has…

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 tick, and why his art is truly art. For more Field approved sporting artists see paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings…

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 an intriguing life (read Summer in February) and no one else quite hits the mark. SIR ALFRED MUNNINGS, 1878-1959 Is…

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 black birch of a Grand National fence thrown into menacing relief; a pale winter sky filled with the dark punctuation…

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 Greater Famous Wildlife Artist, genus David Shepherd. “I love being out in the bush photographing and observing animals and when…