Richard Tratt, SWLA, SBA
Richard Tratt is a painter of British landscape and wildlife. He spends a great deal of his time observing and sketching his subjects in their natural environment. Most of the wildlife and botanical detail is completed in the studio, but much of his landscape work is painted outdoors. Richard works mainly in oils on canvas.
Richard attended Northwich College of Art, Cheshire, and Dartington College of Arts, Devon (1970 - 1974), and has been painting full time since 1979, was elected a member of The Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) in 1981, and The Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) in 1986. He now lives in Fordingbridge, on the northern edge of the New Forest and is inspired by the unique local environment of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.
Exhibitions at many galleries and venues throughout the country include the Royal Institute of Oil painters and The Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. Shows regularly at the annual SWLA and SBA exhibitions. Finalist in the 'David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the year Competition' 2008 and 2009. Winner of British Wildlife category - BBC Wildlife Artist of the year 2009 and 2010.
Richard has an international following; in 1995 he painted two giant murals in the Royal Palace of Oman, and having become popular in Japan, has held one man exhibitions in Tokyo, in 1998 and 2000.
Oil on canvas
30" x 16"
20" x 16"
32" x 20"
20" x 10"
30" x 16"