Avocet Fine Art is a UK based online gallery providing a platform for exciting established and up and coming contemporary artists to display their work.
Offering a range of wildlife and landscape art, including originals, limited edition prints and bronze sculptures, our artists are carefully selected to ensure great quality, individuality and value.
Such variety ensures a diverse choice of artwork with different styles and artistic approaches and ensures a wide price range offering affordable art to suit any taste and adding something special to your home.
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Laura Quinn Harris is a UK artist specialising in oil portraits of people and animals. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions across the UK and abroad, and she currently has a painting in the prestigious BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She has been shortlisted for the Wildlife Artist of the Year and A&I Artists of the Year Awards and was a finalist in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. Her sitters have included Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Dawkins and Armando Iannucci. She was also commissioned by the Royal College of Music to paint Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, whose portrait now hangs in the Britten Theatre.
Born in 1972,
Natalie’s style of painting and drawing also stems from her combined interest in Renaissance and Pre-Raphaelite art. She is also fascinated by movement, the play of light and shadow, and the spectrum of colour it creates. She therefore aims to build depth and fluidity in her paintings, be it in the power and magnificence of a horse or the lightness and delicacy of fine detail.
Violet is a UK based artist who produces large and detailed charcoal drawings combined with natural materials found in the environment of her subjects. Her special interest is in travelling to the wild corners of the planet to findendangered species. With the aim of producing bodies of work to raise awareness and funding to support their survival. Violet is a self-taught artist who discovered drawing during the years she was chronically ill with Lymes Disease, when it became a therapeutic medium for healing.
Louise‘s creations feature nature and animals, where the animals are God-like, sublime and ethereal in their presence and depiction. McNaught's work is motivated by emotive and spiritual experiences which has manifested in a mixed-media approach. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man's destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance. When focusing on endangered species the imagery often takes on a duality of not only what is happening to the animal itself, but also reflects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species.
By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status. Her animals are a medium for self-expression, as lack of context and background suspends the creatures in an internal or even numinous space, where they become a metaphor for the human condition and psyche. By drawing the viewers attention to the animals presence and energy, McNaught is hoping to share with the viewer the awe that the natural world inspires within her.
"Her work presents a pleasant balance between traditional technique and new age spunk" The Quiet Lunch Magazine
Born in 1989 in Staffordshire, Elliot showed a passion for wildlife and art from a young age. Decribed as one of the 'young stars' of the international art fair circuit by Belgravia magazine, he is influenced by the animal sculptures of Rembrandt Bugatti and Antoine- Louis Barye. He focuses on capturing the life and grace of the subject, concentrating on their key features but allowing spontaneity to make up the main body of the sculpture. Largely self-taught, Elliot takes inspiration from the countryside, initially in Staffordshire and Derbyshire, Elliot now travels the country in order to observe and photograph animals in their natural habitat. Alongside lifesize sculptures, he also scales down large animals creating more manageable sculptures. Focusing his art on British and internationalwildlife, Elliot's clay sculptures are then cast in bronze. He works closely with the team of skilled craftsmen at the bronze foundry in Birmingham where his work is cast using the ancient Lost wax process.
Kimberley is a Nottinghamshire based designer and publisher, passionate about producing high quality, beautiful art work for cards and gift. As a British company we are proud to say that all the designs from concept to production are Made in England.
Having dabbled in art on and off for most of my life, I finally decided to try drawing with coloured pencils in March 2017. Fortunately, I enjoyed the process and decided to focus on developing my artistic skills. Five months later, I collaborated with olympic event rider, Mary King, in order to raise money for The ME Association. Since then I have directed my art towards specialising in drawing endangered animals.
Imogen Man is one of the UK’s leading animal portrait artists. She captures the essence and character of the subject, which has led to a great demand of commissions initially with dogs and then diversifying into horses and other animals.Imogen trained in Florence for three years at a portraiture school and now lives in London where she divides her time between commission work and drawing British farm animals, a real passion of hers, which she sells through exhibitions and fairs around the country.
Natalie Toms is a Cornish wildlife artist living and working in the village of Lanlivery in rural Cornwall, England. Inspired by the woods, fields, hedgerows and rivers, Natalie has been influenced by the natural world for as long as she can remember. She spent the summers of her childhood marvelling at the world within the meadow behind her grandparents' house. From her self-built garden studio, Natalie now looks out on to the very same meadow that filled her heart with so much joy as a child.
“At the bottom of my garden in the Cornish countryside, gently nestled into the wild hedgerow of alder, blackthorn, brambles and birdsong lies my small wooden artist studio named Thickets. I look up from my drawing board and over to the neighbouring meadow where wild rabbits run through the long wind-teased grass, a silent buzzard circles overhead, and the occasional glimpse of a fleeting deer or a fox at dusk never fails to fill my heart with wonder. I have an affinity for the relationships between flora and fauna, and our beautiful changing seasons.”
On coldpress watercolour paper, Natalie sketches a detailed composition in pencil before carefully adding ink. Using a largely self-taught, delicate and meticulous drawing technique somewhere between stippling and Pointillism in style, Natalie applies small dots of India ink using Faber-Castell Pitt brush-tip pens to build up detail before gently erasing the pencil lines beneath.
Catherine is one of the foremost sporting artists in the UK. Based in Berkshire her solid base of draughtsmanship has allowed her to develop her own, unique style. She has become recognised for her dynamic paintings of animals in movement, with bold use of colour and confident brushwork. She is able to combine traditional elements of realism with the use of more contemporary bold backgrounds and colours.“There is very simple joy in the observation of animals, in their uncomplicated appreciation of small things, or their unconscious beauty. I aim to explore this in my work, from commissioned portraits, to the large works depicting everything from tigers to racehorses”.
Based in Dorset, Olivia specialises in wildlife art and human and animal portraiture. She is a self taught artist, working predominantly in soft pastel. Passionate about the natural world, her work is recognized for its luminous energy, exquisite detail and compelling realism.
Lulu Coldrey is a British artist specialising in wildlife art, portraiture and landscape art. Extensive study of the fine arts in Florence and in London has helped her develop her own style in a variety of mediums, from oil paints and charcoal, to watercolour and pastels. Lulu's work has taken her all over the world, whether for portrait commissions, landscapes or wildlife pieces. Her ability to capture the complex mixture of character, emotion, form and textures whilst connecting with the personal nature of her subject, gives Lulu's work a unique and special quality. Her latest pieces combine the abstract shapes of nature with the grace and beauty of the animal world.
Hampshire-based Clive Meredith has been a professional artist since 1993 and specialises in detailed portrayals of wildlife from Britain and abroad.
Working in pencil, oils and mixed media each painting or drawing is created over many hours with meticulous attention to detail,aided by an extensive knowledge of his wildlife subjects and many hours spent in the field observing and recording them to achieve the stunning realism that he is renowned for.Clive believes it is absolutely vital to observe his subjects in there natural environment to be able to distill something of the animals character into every image.
Clives works have made regular appearances in the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year competition at The Mall Galleries in London gaining a ‘highly commended’ award.He was also named Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 by Wildscape magazine after winning the prestigious annual competition with his stunning drawing ‘The Egret Pool’.
His work has been featured in many publications including Wildscape magazine,Hampshire Life,Solent Life magazine and Artist’s and Illustrator’s magazine.