Carl Whitfield – Wildlife Artist

Carl Whitfield is an award-winning wildlife artist. Completely self-taught, his canvases breathe life into the untamed beauty of the natural world. His artistic journey is marked by a passion for wildlife that began in his early years. Growing up surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Leeds, he developed a profound connection which evolved into a lifelong commitment to depicting the intricate details of wildlife though his art.

Carl Whitfield initially used his artistic talent for airbrush art on motorcycles and cars, winning various awards and a respected reputation within the motoring community. But it wasn’t long before he returned to oil painting and watercolours to convey the character and spirit of nature; producing visually stunning and educational pieces with a passion for creative photo-quality detail in his work. The vibrant hues of the watercolours capture fluidity of movement, whilst the rich textures of oil emphasise the tactile qualities of the fur and feathers of the creatures he represents.

Carl Whitfield’s success lies within his disciplined application of rich and vibrant tones to produce unique and treasured works of art. He is a continual favourite among collectors across the UK and around the world. Through his art, Whitfield showcases the diversity of wildlife and pays homage to the landscapes that serve as the backdrop for these living masterpieces.

The Lake District is a valuable setting for many of his works of art, adding an integral narrative, and invites us to explore, appreciate and safeguard the precious ecosystems that define the very soul of the Lake District.

In the world of wildlife art, Carl Whitfield stands as a luminary, seamlessly merging his artistic prowess with a deep-rooted love for the natural world. He not only captures the beauty of wildlife but also advocates for its preservation. In doing so, his legacy has been cemented as an artist whose work transcends aesthetics, leaving an indelible mark on both the art world and the ongoing conversation about environmental stewardship.

Fitzwilliam Fine Art Galleries

At Fitzwilliam Fine Art Galleries, we offer a unique collection of original fine paintings of the Lake District, with a mixture of contemporary and traditional paintings by established artists, including Carl Whitfield, whose works hang in collections around the world. If you would like to enquire about the fine paintings by one of our artists, please contact us at Our fine art galleries are located at the very heart of the Lake District; Hawkshead and Grasmere, and our exact locations and contact numbers can be found here.