Susan Shimeld ~ Wildlife Artist & Natural History Illustrator.
Combining my love of wildlife and art; whilst also working alongside wildlife conservation groups - I have been fortunate to realise a lifelong dream.
My artwork very much reflects my love of nature. My natural history paintings, drawings and pet portraits are highly-detailed and portrayed using a variety of media including: pencil, oil, pastel and gouache.
I have been working as a self-taught professional Wildlife Artist since 1989 and have also been a keen naturalist and conservationist for many years. Whilst combining my love of 'Wildlife and Art', I also support Wildlife Conservation Societies through my artwork.
I have exhibited artwork at a number of galleries including: the London Zoological Society; whilst working with the Orangutan Foundation, and the Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. My paintings, drawings, artwork and fine art prints can also be found in private collections throughout the U.K, and in many countries around the world.
I have always wished to illustrate a natural history publication and this wish was realised when I was invited to provide drawings for two books concerning Wolf Conservation. I have also written for, and had artwork published in a number of well-known magazines. My most recent project, which am working on at present, is to produce artwork for a wildlife conservation film.
I have a lovely four-legged furry friend and enjoy many interests. As a Registered Bat Carer, I also rescue and care for bats in order for them to be released back into the wild.
Working from my lovely Larmer Tree Studio situated in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, I produce my own archival fine art prints and greetings cards from my original paintings and drawings. My list of artworks include: fauna & flora, mammals, birds, pet portraits, landscapes and botanical subjects. My prints, cards, coasters, lovely scented palm-oil free soaps and assorted gifts are available from my on-line Gallery and Larmer Tree Studio, Tollard Royal.
If you are in the area please feel free to pop by and say HI!
Thank you for your interest.