Society of Wildlife Artists blog: It's showtime!

Next week, the colourful world of wildlife lights up London’s Mall Galleries, as The Natural Eye – our annual exhibition – comes to town.


Sparrow painting

Now I’m not complaining (and you know there’s going to be a but) as my life is a nice mix of animals and paint. But (I warned you) an artist’s life is not all fun and games. 

For the most part, artists and illustrators spend a lot of time on their own in a studio; listening to the radio, gnashing their teeth, laughing at their own jokes and chasing down ideas in pursuit of that elusive masterpiece.

I know lots of artists and can picture them at their workplace - some in immaculate studios, others a little more disheveled (there’s no correlation with the quality of their work) - all working towards the Big Day.

And now the Big Day has arrived.

From 21 September, the colourful world of wildlife will light up London’s Mall Galleries in The Natural Eye – the annual exhibition from the Society of Wildlife Artists.

For months, artists around the globe have been beavering away hoping to get into the biggest wildlife art show in town (actually there are no beavers on display, but you know what I mean).

It's a chance for people who like wildlife to enjoy paintings, prints and sculptures made by artists who like wildlife.
And it's a great show - so why not come along?
The Natural Eye is open to the public from 22 September - 2 October at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Darren Rees has been painting for over 20 years and is one of the UK's most highly respected wildlife artists. His first solo book Bird Impressions was published in 1993 to much critical acclaim. He is a knowledgeable naturalist and also acts as a guide on wildlife tours around the world.

To visit Darren's website click here.


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