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Chris Jones has been a full time artist for over twenty years and has painted a variety of subjects in that time - from exotic wildlife, studied during travels abroad, to familiar British and domestic subjects; from extinct and endangered species, to works involving elements of still life and portraiture.

He is best known for his realistic portrayals of poultry subjects (both of specific breeds, and larger works featuring many birds) but has recently turned his attention to another subject for which he has had a long-standing passion – orchids. Having kept them for many years, he is currently developing a body of orchid work alongside his usual poultry and wildlife output.

Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, both past and present, his work often combines a meticulous technique with complex and intriguing compositions, to create unusual and arresting images - vibrant with colour and life, yet nuanced and truthful in their representation of individual creatures or plants.

He often works to commission, but has exhibited widely in the UK and US, including at the Royal West Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Society of Wildlife Artists, and has featured in a variety of general and specialist publications – one of his pieces recently making the cover of Country Life magazine.

Selected Exhibitions


2022+ International Orchid Show, Three Counties Show, Malvern

2022+ RHS Wisley, Surrey

2014+ National & Federation Poultry Shows, Midlands

2016-17 Great Dorset Steam Fair, Blandford, Dorset

2015 CLA Game Fair - Harewood House, Leeds

2014 CLA Game Fair - Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

2013 Wildlife & Sporting Art - Jerram Gallery, Dorset

2011 Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire

2009 ROI Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2008 Chris Jones - Contemporary Animal Painter - John Davies Gallery, Gloucestershire

2008 Animal Narratives  - The Cheng-Kim Loke Gallery, Slimbridge

2007 Art & The Animal, Society of Animal Artists Exhibition, USA

2006 ROI Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2005 One Man Show, Guggleton Gallery, Dorset

2005 Birds in Art, Wisconsin, USA

2004  Art & The Animal, Society of Animal Artists Exhibition, USA

2004 Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol

2003 Eastern Jungles to Western Shores - The Cheng-Kim Loke Gallery, Slimbridge

2000+ The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition - The Mall Galleries, London

1998-2000 Christies And Sothebys Auctions - Wildlife Art

Selected Press


Country Life

The Guardian

The Field

BBC Wildlife


Cotswold Life

Wiltshire Life

Sporting Tales

Practical Poultry

Your Chickens

Fancy Fowl

Birds Illustrated



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