Horsham painter shortlisted for national artist wildlife award

Alison Ingram's Territorial Dispute has been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundations' 2012 Wildlife Artist of the Year.
Alison Ingram's Territorial Dispute has been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundations' 2012 Wildlife Artist of the Year.

A HORSHAM wildlife artist has been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s 2012 Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition, which takes place at London’s Mall Galleries later this month.

Alison Ingram, a well-known painter from Warnham, is renowned for producing colourful interpretations of the wildlife she observes.

Alison Ingram - Open Studio

Alison Ingram - Open Studio

Her passion for wildlife is reflected in her work and shows her deep understanding of animal behaviour and their interaction with the environment.

Her paintings are vibrant and lively making full use of both the positive and negative space and colour harmonies unify the painting.

Alison enjoys painting red deer and lives by Warnham Deer Park, which provides plenty of inspiration and unique encounters.

Another favourite subject is puffins which lend themselves perfectly to Alison’s unique style of painting.

David Shepherd, wildlife artist and conservationist from the Cranleigh area, said: “The short-listed entries have been quite exceptional this year. From the judges’ point of view the drama and technical excellence in all the work was quite breath-taking.”

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Year enters its fifth year with a spectacular week of wildlife art at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries from May 21-26.

More than 150 works of art short-listed for this year’s competition, from established to exciting new artists, will be on display and for sale in the main gallery raising awareness and funds for critically endangered mammals supported by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF).

The north gallery will house fabulous work from established greats including David Shepherd, Mandy Shepherd, Hazel Soan, Gary Hodges and Andrew Stock along with the exciting work of young artists, Emily Lamb and Riziki Kateya.

“We’re bringing together a hugely exciting selection of artists and media for this, our fifth Wildlife Artist of the Year, Melanie Shepherd, DSWF CEO, said.

“And, with free entry and free painting demonstrations throughout the week, it promises to be a great week of wildlife art for wildlife.”

For more information visit Alison’s website.