Wildlife Illustrator creating art about > Endangered Species – Biodiversity Loss – Habitat Loss – Pollution – Climate Change.
I have been making art for most of my life. My work has evolved over the years, enabling me to experiment with a variety of media and subject matter. In 2011 I began drawing local wildlife, developing my trademark style (I use pen, pencil, and watercolour to create intricate illustrations). However a few years later, when researching information for a drawing I was working on of the extinct British wolf – I came across a long list of other native British animals which had be eradicated due to human activity. This inspired the beginning of an ongoing, continuously evolving series of art that focuses on the impact we as human beings have on the natural world. I feel highlighting and promoting awareness about these issues is important, and creating art is an effective tool to connect with people.
I have always loved art! I studied it throughout school and then at university, where I earned a BA honours degree in Fine Art.
I’m also a Fine Art Trade Guild Commended Framer, and take great pleasure in being able to frame all of my work myself.
– Shane Swann, 2013-2020.
Prints of my drawings can be purchased in my Etsy store here > shop
To watch my drawings in progress, please visit my Instagram by clicking the link > here . Thank you.