Henrietta Graham has gone painting. This requires a week aboard the Karen of Ladram in the North Atlantic, fishing mainly for cod and hake. It gave Graham a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘painting en plein air’. She says: “I realised immediately that I wouldn’t be able to set…

After a short time chatting with mixed media artist Mark Hearld, the rather uplifting realisation emerges that everyone is an artist – perhaps. Certainly everything is art when seen through Hearld’s eyes. It is his infectious wonder and delight at the living world around him that makes Hearld’s collages, prints…

RIGHT from the beginning, sporting art has been denigrated or, at best, dismissed as not worthy of consideration. When George Stubbs began work in the 18th century, equine and sporting subjects were considered fit only for inn signs because they weren’t religious or allegorical. His ground-breaking The Anatomy of The…

Equine portraitist Madeleine Bunbury, like a magnificent mounted Phileas Fogg, has declared her intention of going Around the World in Eighty Horses. When we spoke she was already in America and about to paint an iconic Western mustang as well as a racehorse and a hunter.  “It would be a…

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…