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Richard Tratt is a painter of British landscape and wildlife. As a young boy he developed a consuming interest in Natural History, with a particular fascination for butterflies and moths. He Began painting in his teens, and attended Northwich College of Art, Cheshire, and Dartington College of Arts, Devon (1970-1974).

Richard spends a great deal of time observing and sketching his subjects in their environment. Most of his wildlife paintings are finished in the studio, but much of his landscape work is painted outdoors. He works mainly in oils on canvas. Richard has been painting full time since 1979, and was elected a member of The Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) in 1981, and The Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) in 1986. He now lives at Fordingbridge, Hampshire, on the northern edge of the New Forest.

 If you are interested in purchasing an original oil painting, please contact me for prices

    Email - rtratt@btinternet.com 

   note - prices start at £320 for an 8 x 10 in canvas

   See Exhibitions Diary Page for all  Exhibition Dates and

   opening times.

Exhibits at many galleries and Venues throughout the country including the Royal Institute of Oil painters and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Shows regularly at the annual SWLA and SBA exhibitions. Richard has an international following, in 1995 he painted two giant murals in The Royal Palace of Oman. His paintings have also become popular in Japan, resulting in one man exhibitions in Tokyo, in 1998 and 2000.

Richard Tratt has had work published by CK Art, Rosenstiel’s, Medici, Reynard Fine Art, RSPB, and Sally Mitchell Fine Art. Featured in “International Artist” Magazine, “Draw it paint it” Magazine, and “Painting Birds and Animals”. Richard Tratt paintings are on permanent display at Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester. 1996 First prize winner of national competition ‘Art in Nature’, organised by The Artist Magazine.

  2008 and 2009 Finalist in Wildlife Artist of the year Competition.  Paintings on regular display at Bell Fine Art, Winchester and Robert Perera Fine Art , Lymington.


 CATTLE ON THE DORSET COAST ( DURLSTON )          12 x  24in       


Features individual paintings of all the British species in their natural habitats.  Also depicted are Richard’s larger paintings, showing Nature Reserves, wild meadows, woodland and downland hillsides.


 NEW FOREST PAINTERS    (LangfordPress) 


 An Art book with informative text, featuring paintings in full colour by members of the New Forest Painters Group. Includes five chapters which cover all aspects of the natural forest - Woodland, Heathland and New Forest Lawns, Mires, Rivers and Ponds, The Working Forest, Coastline and Estuaries. Paintings and drawings by Barry Peckham, Richard Tratt, Peter Frost, Janet Langford, Hilary Tratt and Barry Miles.  

Author - Georgina Babey.  Designed and edited by Richard Tratt. 

£38 plus  £4 p&p    email -  rtratt@btinternet.com



AUTUMN COLOUR< LYNDHURST      12 x  24in       

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