David Bennett
David BennettEngland
I was born in 1969 and grew up in Doncaster. From an early age I naturally took to painting and drawing, with animals and birds a recurring theme. These interests grew and continued beyond school to a degree in graphics and illustration at Leeds.​​​​
​Royal College of Art in London
In 1993-95 I completed a Masters in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London, studying under John Norris Wood and David Boys.​​
Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA)​
​In 1992 I became a professional member of the SWLA. In 1999-2000 I took part in the SWLA New Forest project.
Curlew Action Ambassador
Curlews are in crisis: once a common sight they are now one of the world’s most threatened birds. Curlew Action is working in Britain and Ireland and with partners overseas to save them. I am delighted to be a Curlew Action Ambassador.
​Wildlife Books
​My publications include ‘Otter Shores’ published in 2011 (solo project), ‘True to Form’ in 2007 (solo project), ‘On the Edge’ in 2005 (joint project), ‘Drawn to the Forest’ in 2000 (joint project), ‘Modern Wildlife Painters’ in 1999 (joint project), ‘Copper River Delta’ in 1998 (joint project) and ‘Flight of the Cranes’ in 1995 (joint project).
Wildlife Paintings and Drawings
My artwork is a lively representational and intimately observed response, captured through field sketches and painting, of my travels around the UK. I work in a variety of media including watercolour, acrylic and oil and more recently in 3D woodcuts.

Avocet 54 x 40

David Bennett .1 74 x 55 Waders

Waders 74 x 55

David-Bennett-.1-74-x-55 Godwit, Knot, Grey Plover, Oyster Catcher

Godwit, Knot, Grey Plover, Oyster Catcher 74 x 55

David Bennett 75 x 56 Swallows feeding over Suffolk fields

Swallows feeding over Suffolk fields 75 x 56

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