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…