Katie Hargreaves Wildlife Art
BEHIND THE PAINTBRUSH...
I am a wildlife artist, based in Norfolk. I started selling my work in 2016, launching my first exhibition at Beretta Gallery, London. Since then, I have exhibited at places like, The Game Fair, Sandringham Game Fair, The House of Bruar & Creake Abbey.
I am a wildlife artist, working on animals from around the world. I intend to create striking images in charcoal, capturing the beauty of the animal. I love using negative space to bring the piece to a minimalistic and intentional place. I believe the animal itself deserves the space to be seen for its purity.
I regularly do commission based projects, working from personal photos. Check out my latest work HERE!
My work is all from photo stimuli. I work mainly in the mediums of charcoal, chalk, using my hands, a dry brush and a rubber to blend and apply. My journey started with acrylic and oil paintings and so I try to keep those disciplines alive when I can.
I believe art is about capturing a moment in time, an emotion, a movement, a snapshot of this fascinating world and the life we create. My hope is that the work will stir memories and touch each viewer in vastly different ways and it is my joy to create the work for that sort of personal connection.
My goals for 2020 are to expand my business to incorporate limited edition prints, releasing my new collection in various ways, keeping my work accessible whatever your budget. I also am diving into making my work as ethical and sustainable as possible, investing in recycled materials and raising awareness for wildlife conservation.
I am pledging 3% of my profits to charities that support the conservation of wildlife. Sign up to my newsletter to keep up to date with which charity I'm currently supporting.