SWLA blog

Darren Rees
Wildlife artist Esther Tyson takes us through her experience of learning to dive – overcoming her fears in order to get to grips with nature below the waves and start painting.  
Darren Rees
Darren Rees and the SWLA team are looking forward to holding their innovative art raffle stand at this year's British Birdwatching Fair.
Darren Rees
Darren is looking forward to the SWLA's upcoming exhibition at Artsbank in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Teeside.
Darren Rees
Darren deliberates on the myriad of colours that make up birds' plumage, and wonders why some bird names are more accurate than others. 
Darren was lucky enough to get up close and personal with manta rays. 
Darren recently enjoyed a boat trip around the Maldives - and made up some great games for watching wildlife. 
Darren is seeing signs of spring everywhere - from new plants sprouting in his garden to dippers on his local river. All great inspiration for a wildlife artist. 
John Busby is an inspirational figure in the world of wildlife art. His new exhibition is a timely reminder of the artistry and philosophy that has influenced generations of bird painters worldwide.
Darren Rees
Snow and ice create a whole new landscape and colour palette for a wildlife painter. 
Darren Rees
There's more than one way to capture wildlife on canvas. By trying different methods, you can find out what works and what isn't so successful. 
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