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.
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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
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
BUTTERFLY LANDSCAPES (Langford Press)
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)
A CELEBRATION OF THE NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK
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.