Fiona Champion

The Lower Duckhouse, Hobbs Farmhouse, Bilsham Road, Yapton, West Sussex BN18 0JY

Fiona Champion

Wildlife paintings, mostly acrylic, some graphite. Wildlife sculpture, bronze and fired clay.

Selected Works

Personal Statement

I am a self taught artist with a passion for animals, particularly wildlife and a special interest in big cats. The inspiration for my paintings comes from numerous safaris in Africa and visits to conservation projects in this country.

I paint quite large, mostly in acrylic, but also use pencil or pastel. Depending on my subject I love to paint in a realistic, but contemporary manner whilst sometimes I love to explore colour and texture (and have some fun) - some animals really lend themselves to this.

Sculpture is also becoming an important part of my creative life - I have had work cast in bronze and am exploring more and more mediums for 3d effect. Again animals are my focus.

I have had work accepted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year in the Mall Galleries, London, on 3 occasions, and have also received numerous awards in London and elsewhere. I have paintings in collections in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Switzerland.

I hope my viewer feels the intimate presence of these incredible creatures and hope too that they will help in fight to aid their survival.

Additional Information

Have a look at my Artist Interview here on the Trail website - click through on the 'Resources' tab above.

See more at www.fionachampion.co.uk

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