Well, we know that not just animal lovers can enjoy a beautiful artwork featuring wildlife; people that enjoy nature in general can benefit from such a painting as a centrepiece in their living room or as decorative elements in any home, business premises, B&B or hotel.

Zebras by Julian Smith
Zebras by Julian Smith

 

A wildlife painting can be realistic, naive, humorous, abstract, and illustrative and can be created using oils, acrylics, mixed media, pencils, etc. No matter what your taste in art is and what the style of your interior, there is an animal painting to match it. As for the subject matter, wildlife paintings are inspired by either wild and exotic lands with their specific fauna such as tigers, lions and parrots or inspired by the British landscape and its inhabitants such as hares, stags and birds.

Welsh Pony Stallion by Lorna Dredger
Welsh Pony Stallion by Lorna Dredger

Horses are another popular subject among animal painters for their elegance and dynamism of movement.  Underwater fauna is represented by fish in innovative paintings capturing both the flippers and the reflection of water. As for the domestic animals, the most popular choices are cows, sheep and dogs in humorous, realistic and semi abstract artworks.

Realistic representations of animals for your traditional style interior

Simba by Jett Vivere
Simba by Jett Vivere

Whether they remind you of a trip around the world or you just have an interest in animals, realistic representations of lions, birds or horses will look great in a traditional or rustic style interior. They will complement antique furniture or rustic accent furniture and decorative elements like wicker armchairs, hand woven cushion covers and Asian rugs. Yet modern interiors can benefit from realistic animal portraiture, especially watercolours or pencil works professionally framed to match your décor.

Abstract, humorous and illustrative for contemporary interiors

Cow Family 4 by Irina Rumyantseva
Cow Family 4 by Irina Rumyantseva

Irina Rumyantseva’s Cow series proved to be very popular among buyers and art collectors. Painted in the artist’s distinctive style, they are colourful and expressive, making them a great addition to a modern, contemporary interior.  The use of heavy paints gives the artwork texture and depth as well as an almost 3D effect that brings the paintings to life. The artist draws her inspiration from everyday life and the natural world and transforming them into fantasy like scenes.

Diversity Makes the World a Better Place by Mervyn Tay
Diversity Makes the World a Better Place by Mervyn Tay

Mervyn Tay‘s “Funny Farm” series feature sheep in various hypostases. His abstract humorous scenes are inspired by the artist’s travels in North Africa, Middle East and India. The colours are bold and vibrant and his artworks are in private collections all over the world.

Fear of Flying by Teresa Winchester
Fear of Flying by Teresa Winchester

Teresa Winchester’s illustrative artworks remind us of fantasy and folklore, her images telling stories through characters, textures, forms, lines and colours. Her chosen medium is printmaking and she is inspired by her walks through the woods as well as her trips in faraway countries. This can be seen in images with running hares and stags or elephants, lions and monkeys. The fantastic element in her work is given by ordinary animals in extraordinary hypostases.

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Wildlife theme is one of the most popular amongst art collectors all over the world. The diversity of styles and artistic visions allows you to choose the best artwork to suit your personality, taste and interior style. Adding a wildlife painting to your art collection will transport you to a faraway world, be that real or imaginary, home or abroad. It will also satisfy your natural curiosity while enhancing your home décor.