Wildlife Originals

Below you are able to view my wildlife paintings. If you would like to know more about any of them click on the "find out more" links below, or email me.

Red Deer Stag - "Roar of the Rut". Original painting by Wendy Warren.

Roar of the Rut

Red Deer Stag
Pastel/pastel pencil
(23.5" x 23.5" framed)

This magnificent stag was awesome to behold. His power and majestic presence dominated the whole landscape.

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Wolf - "lone-wolf". Original painting by Wendy Warren.

lone-wolf

Wolf
Pastel/pastel pencil
(25" x 16" framed)

Once again my love affair with wolves continues, I will never get tired of looking at them or trying to capture them on paper.

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Mouse - "Hanging on in There!". Original painting by Wendy Warren.

Hanging on in There! (sold)

Mouse
Pastel/pastel pencil
(12" x 18.5" framed)

Well this little man was a challenge I can tell you. It always seemed like an ambitious plan to try to portray such a small, dainty creature with big clumsy pastels, but I really wanted to give it a try!

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Wolf - "Eye of the Beholder". Original painting by Wendy Warren.

Eye of the Beholder (sold)

Wolf
Pastel/pastel pencil
(17" x 11" framed)

I am absolutely fascinated by the intense colours and penetrating power of wolves eyes, they just seem to hypnotise you!

In this small piece I simply wanted to focus purely on the fantastic strength and icy, focused composure those eyes can have. I chose to crop it very tightly in a letter box format to add impact to the image, it really is all about the stare!!!

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Hunting Dogs - He Ain't Heavy by Wendy Warren

He Ain't Heavy

African Hunting Dogs
Pastel/pastel pencil
(30" x 24.5" framed)

In 2010 I had the amazing experience of traveling to the Selous game reserve in Tanzania on safari. I saw many wonderful creatures during my brief visit, but the one species that I had quietly hoped to see above all others was the African Hunting Dog, or Painted Dog as they are commonly known.

I knew the chances were slim as these stunning creatures are seriously endangered in the wild and are notoriously elusive. I'm sure then, that you can imagine my delight when we were fortunate enough to have precious encounters with two individual packs!

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"Fallow Deer Fawn". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Fallow Deer Fawn

Pastel/pastel pencil
(24" x 20'' framed)

I couldn't resist this one!

If you've ever read any of my entries about deer before, you'll know that they are a passion of mine. I never tire of watching them and they always delight and inspire me. They are such exquisitely beautiful, graceful and dignified creatures that I just can't get enough of them. I always feel so privileged if I encounter deer during my early morning walks in the woods near where I live.

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Fox - "Vixen". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Lament (sold)

Wolf in pastel/pastel pencil
(26.5'" x 23'' framed)

In Lament I wanted to try to portray some of the captivating power of that soul penetrating call.

By stripping back the image to the most basic of colour palettes and background I hoped to create some of that sense of nature at its most primal and basic.

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Fox - "Vixen". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Vixen (sold)

Fox in pastel/pastel pencil
(25''x 21''framed)

I'm having a bit of a love affair with our own British wildlife at the moment. Despite going to Africa and seeing all of those amazing animals, my early morning walks in the local woods throughout the spring and summer kindled a very real passion for our own stunningly beautiful wildlife...

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Red Deer Stag - "The Young Pretender". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Raw Ruaha

Young male lion in pastel/pastel pencil (24'' x 17'' framed).

This is my first picture from my recent trip to Africa. There were many amazing encounters with wildlife on his trip and these lions were no exception.

Whilst in Ruaha we came across a group of six or seven young male lions who had banded together. The afternoon heat was intense and they were resting not too far from the river under the shelter of some trees. To be so close to such incredibly powerful animals was truly humbling. Something about seeing them in their natural environment empowered them beyond all belief.

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Red Deer Stag - "The Young Pretender". Original painting by Wendy Warren

The Young Pretender

Red Deer in pastel/pastel pencil.

I don’t think I will ever get tired of observing deer, I just simply adore them. To me they have a somewhat magical quality.

Perhaps it has something to do with their timid, proud nature and their flighty free spirit.

Whatever it is, they have a kind of serene dignity which I find compelling. I just can’t help wanting to draw them!

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Sika deer calf - "Poised". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Poised (sold)

Sika deer calf in pastel/pastel pencil.

Editors Choice "Highly Commended" . 2010 Wildscape Magazine Artist of the Year competition (Amateur category).

Deer have such natural poise and elegance and have always held an affectionate place in my heart. Many happy hours have been spent observing them over the years.

In "Poised", I have tried to capture not only some of that delicate, proud beauty, but also the magical experience of encountering one of these exquisite creatures at such close range. Always an amazing privilege.

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Snow Leopard - "Ice Maiden". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Ice Maiden

Snow Leopard in pastel/pastel pencil.

"We have seen the work of Wendy Warren before but her pastel image of Ice Maiden, a snow leopard with mouth open and fangs bared while her breath leaves a cloud of vapour against a pale blue background, was, to say the least, stunning."

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Snow Leopards are majestic, enigmatic creatures and have always been a particular favourite of mine. They are endangered in the wild and are notoriously difficult to locate, not only because of the few remaining, but also because of the remote terrain in which they live.

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Wolf - "Stealth". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Stealth (sold)

Wolf in pastel/pastel pencil.

Wolves have been unjustly persecuted for centuries. It is only in these slightly more enlightened times that they have become recognised for the skilled hunters and loyal pack animals that they are and efforts have been undertaken to conserve these wonderful creatures.

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Tiger - "Eye of Sumatra". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Eye of Sumatra (sold)

Tiger in pastel/pastel pencil.

Of all the subspecies of tigers, for me, the Sumatran has something just that little bit special.

I have been fortunate to see Siberian and Bengal tigers before but it wasn’t until a recent trip to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation that I had my first encounter with a Sumatran tiger. There is a ferocity and energy in their being that sends a tingle down my spine and I was completely captivated by that awesome eye!

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Ocelot - "Prince of the Rainforest". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Prince of the Rainforest (sold)

Ocelot in pastel/pastel pencil.

Everyone loves the big cats. They’re so imposing and powerful, but as a consequence sometimes I think the smaller cats get overlooked, which is a shame because they are equally as beautiful and awe inspiring in their own right.

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Tamarin - "On the Alert". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Contemplation

Bongo in pastel/pastel pencil.

Antelope, gazelles and deer are so graceful and beautiful. There is something compelling in the way they move and hold themselves. An almost serene, composure that is both enviable and enigmatic. I’ve been lucky to see a good selection of different species, living so close to Marwell zoo, and have always been drawn to their beauty and dignity.

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Ocelot Print

On the Alert

Golden Lion Tamarin in pastel & pastel pencil.

I absolutely love tamarins! They are the most characterful and amusing little creatures and I can quite happily sit and watch them for hours. I have been very lucky to meet some of them at close quarters thanks to Marwell zoo.

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Red Deer - "Monarch of the Forest: Red Deer". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Monarch of the Forest:
Red Deer (sold)

Red Deer in watercolour.

I’m incredibly lucky to live close to the New Forest, which is a beautiful expanse of ancient woodland, wetland and heathland.

Deer have roamed these woods for centuries and are very much an integral part of the Forest and its history. Many happy hours have been spent there throughout my life.

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Fallow Deer - "Monarch of the Forest: Fallow Deer". Original painting by Wendy Warren

Monarch of the Forest:
Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer in watercolour.

 

This watercolour, and the one above are studies of deer that I observed in the Forest on some of my early morning rambles. They are such elegant creatures and when in full antlers are a truly awesome and majestic sight. The barks and roars of the deer in rutting season is quite something!

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