My name is Desiree Hart. Specialising in Wildlife Art.
Like many artists my passion for painting wildlife started at an early age. Enjoying the beautiful Kent countryside and my love of horses stayed with me into my adult life. I now understand the importance of keeping our wildlife habitat protected for their survival and wellbeing.
Reference material is gathered on location through sketching and photography. Many visits to Africa have given me a wonderful collection of Big Game images to work with. Our English wildlife is also a continuous source of inspiration.
I now live in West Sussex. Being a member of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust enables me to spend much of my spare time sketching at the Arundel Centre. Some years ago I had the opportunity to become a fundraiser and Artist in Residence for the trust – What a great way to give something back and help such a worthy cause. I have always admired the artwork of the founder, Sir Peter Scott.
I paint in Oil – Acrylic – Pastel – Water colour – Graphite and enjoy Chinese Brush Painting.
During my exhibition I will be painting in the gallery so please come along and have a chat.
I hope you will be inspired to take up the art of painting and drawing but most of all to be encouraged to keep our amazing wildlife safe so future generations can enjoy their magnificence and beauty. This year I have been invited to take part in the ‘Sketch for Survival’ campaign to raise funds for conservation work across Africa. The exhibition will be taken on tour across the UK, this will include the prestigious Gallery @OXO on London’s South Bank as well as 3 days in New York.
I cant imagine a world without Elephants, Leopards or Tigers !