I am an artist based in Somerset, my main subjects are aviation and wildlife.
My interest in aviation stems from my dad being in the RAF and my Grandad being a bomber pilot in the Second world war. My family’s connection to the RAF led to me having a keen interest in aircraft and their history. Living locally to RNAS Yeovilton, the subject of much of my aviation work is the Fleet Air Arm.
I have always had an interest in wildlife and the natural world fascinates me. I try to visit wildlife parks and zoos as often as I can to study animals. I would like to go to Africa to see animals in their natural habitat.
As well as aviation and wildlife I have also completed some other paintings for clients including pet portraits, various sports, landscapes and other subjects.
I appreciate any views and feedback you may have for me, alternatively if you are interested in discussing any of my paintings or would like to talk to me about commissioning a painting please do not hesitate to get in touch.
“The most important skill an artist can have is the ability to bring a painting to life, to make metal look like metal, glass look like glass etc. and to know how light behaves.”
Aviation and Wildlife
By Chris Shaw