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   Illustrations:  Gallery 1 contains a selection of published Wildlife Illustration  and Natural History Illustration work commissioned by various publishers for books, calendars, cards, posters, magazines and jigsaws puzzles. The gallery is divided into nine sections: Bird illustrations, Insects illustrations, Fish illustrations,  Mammal illustrations,  Botanical illustrations, Reptile & Amphibian illustrations Invertebrate illustrations, and Fungi illustrations. Although mainly natural history illustrations, there are Miscellaneous and Composites  sections showing a wide range of other illustration subjects. 

Leopard - Wildlife illustration by wildlife artist Chris Shields

Paintings: Gallery 2 displays paintings and drawings covering subjects from  landscape, seascape and wildlife art to still-life,  people and places. As a wildlife artist and keen naturalist Chris has a particular interest in moths and butterflies and always include one in each of his paintings, although they are sometimes very hard to find! 

If you wish to purchase any of the paintings or illustrations you see on this web site or commission new artwork please email chris@chris-shields.com  for further information.

Chinese Water Deer - wildlife illustration by wildlife artist Chris Shields

Chris Shields,  artist and wildlife illustrator, was born in Manchester England and graduated from Northwich College of Art and Design in 1973.   

      He has been painting and illustrating animals since he was knee high to a grasshopper and feels himself fortunate indeed, to have  combined his two main passions in life - wildlife and painting,  into a life long career as a wildlife artist. 

In 1983 after a short career in advertising and commercial art he followed his passion for wildlife and became a self-employed wildlife artist and illustrator, specializing in book illustration.

Sperm Whale by Widlife Artist Chris Shields

He spent many years perfecting his artistic skills and is now regarded as one of the worlds foremost Wildlife illustrators. Chris has produced to date in excess of thirty thousand wildlife illustrations in over 300 books, numerous calendars, greeting cards, posters and jigsaw puzzles. He has exhibited his paintings widely in the United Kingdom and China and has paintings in public and private collections all over the world.

Butterfly illustration by wildlife Artist Chris Shields

As a wildlife artist & illustrator he has work published by many organizations including:  A & C Black, BBC Wildlife Magazine,  Harper Collins,   Usborne Publishing and environmental charities such as:  WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature),  RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds),  FSC  (Field Studies Council) and  The Wildlife Trusts.  

Tango Argentino

Chris Shields - Wildlife Artist & Tango Artist

 From wildlife illustrator to tango artist! Another great passion of Chrisí is Tango Argentino, he has been dancing Tango for eight years and teaching it for five years. Chris taught tango in Shanghai China for two and a half years and is now teaching  Tango in Manchester at the Instituto Cervantes. This passion for tango is now beginning to show itself in his paintings and so a new chapter in his career as an artist has begun!

Though still not neglecting his work as a  Wildlife Artist !





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