We are extremely proud to represent our fabulous new wildlife artist Kat Davies. Kat has always had a passion for nature and animals and we are so pleased that she has used her love for animals to create these realistic pastel illustrations. We can see Kat's work looking great on greeting cards, posters and even as a children's book illustrations. Kat Davies is a wildlife artist working exclusively in pastel and specializing in big cats, embracing an extraordinary connection with lions, tigers, leopards and snow leopards. As a child, Kat lived in Gibraltar and her earliest memories are of sights, sounds and smells far more exotic than those of her native country in England. Because of its close proximity to Northern Africa, the influence of that beautiful continent and its flora and fauna was inevitable. It was only back in England, years later, that she knew art was her calling. Attracted by nature’s color palette and an attention to fine detail, a realistic style seemed natural. Before long, a career in wildlife art was born, with a passion for conservation and love of animals at the heart of every painting. Exhibitions include the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Animal Art Adventure at Nantwich Museum, Marwell International Wildlife Art Society exhibition and several successful solo exhibitions, all raising funds for conservation causes. Kat used to produce designs for cross stitch collections and also worked with charities such as the Born Free Foundation, raising funds at their charity auction by selling her art.Kat used to be a Daler-Rowney featured artist and wildlife artist for DMC Creative World.
Kat Davies with Born Free star Virginia McKenna at the Born Free Foundation event.. McKenna is best remembered for her 1966 role as Joy Adamson in the true-life film Born Free for which she received a nomination for a Golden Globe. It was not only a huge success at the box office but a life changing experience for her and her husband Bill Travers who co-starred with her, portraying game warden and conservationist George Adamson. The experience led them to become active supporters for wild animal rights as well as the protection of their natural habitat.
See below for some examples of her work.
For those of us that are too young to remember this, here is the movie trailer!