Bowden artist’s works among ‘magnificent’ entries for prestigious wildlife award

Kings and Elephants by bowden artist chris rose
Kings and Elephants by bowden artist chris rose
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BOWDEN wildlife artist Chris Rose is up for another award.

Three of his pieces have been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundations’ Wildlife Artist of the Year, with his works included in an exhibition taking place in London’s Mall Galleries later this month.

“The Scottish entries have been quite magnificent this year,” says wildlife artist and conservationist, David Shepherd CBE, who launched the art competition in 2008 to raise funds and awareness for endangered species.

“From the judges’ point of view the drama and technical excellence in all the work was quite breath-taking.”

Born in Uganda but having lived in the Borders for over 20 years, Chris, (pictured at his easel, top of page) is secretary of the Society of Wildlife Artists.

He has had work selected for North America’s leading wildlife art show at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, and shown in France, Singapore and Japan.

He has won several awards including British Birds Journal’s Bird Illustrator of the Year and was twice winner of Birdwatch magazine’s Wildlife Artist of the Year.