Paul Bartlett is a scientist turned artist with a lifelong passion for the natural world. Paul has been drawing wildlife since he was a child and has been working as a professonal wildlife artist since 2002. He is an elected member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and won Artist of the Year in 2006 and the Langford Press award in 2012 at the annual exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries.
He has twice been a category winner and overall runner-up in the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition (in 2009 and 2010) and a category winner for the BBC Wildlife Magazine Artist of the Year in 2009. His work has featured in numerous art publications and books.
Variety and experimentation are the main emphases of Paul’s approach to his art. He continually strives to find innovative techniques and styles in which to depict his subjects while retaining an element of authenticity. In 2003 he developed a unique approach to painting watercolours by ripping the surface of the paper to achieve texture and tonal contrast.
More recently it is his collage and mixed media works for which he is best known and which have gained him critical acclaim and awards.