Phillip Allder is one of the UK’s leading wildlife artists. Based in Kendal, Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District, Phillip has exhibited his award winning work widely throughout the UK and USA over the past twenty years.
Please take the time to enjoy these images of Phillip’s wildlife artwork. Some from the past but mostly all up-to-date and available to purchase.
Featured Art Works in Print by Phillip Allder
Inspiration for His Wildlife Artwork
Phillip has travelled widely to find inspiration and reference for his work. He comments “it’s all very well going to a zoo to get close up shots of a leopard. But you need to go and see how it behaves in its natural environment. to hear the sounds it hears, to see the colours it sees, in the heat and wind and rain. Only then can you hope to paint it with conviction.”
Visiting wild places also gives a deepening insight into the delicate balance of the natural world and the very real harm that mankind is continually doing to it. Phillip is committed to conservation and regularly donates to reputable conservation trusts. One particular issue of great concern is the plight of the Iberian Lynx (also called the Spanish or Pardel Lynx). The numbers of this beautiful animal were around 10,000 in the 1950’s, today there are less than 100 left in the wild, in a few isolated groups cut off from each other by roads and development. There are, however, a small number in a breeding program in Spain. A glimmer of hope!
I have just returned from a visit to north west Scotland, hoping to get reference of pinemartens (I failed!). What I did hear is that they are doing so well that, sadly, they are wreaking havoc on other species. Particularly nesting birds. Squirrels, too, are completely absent from the wooded glens in the area. Isn’t conservation a confusing business!
Many of my original paintings are available at Church House Antiques and Interiors in Altincham www.churchstreetantiques.com