Author: Matt Kidd
Over the years, artist John Trickett has created hundreds of paintings which beautifully capture the allure of our sports. And yet, amazingly, he has never pointed a gun at bird or beast nor wetted a line in hope of a fish.
Author / MATT KIDD Since the first issue of Fieldsports hit the shelves in 2006, we have interviewed countless ‘sporting’ artists who are as passionate about spending time out in the field – be that with a gun, rod, rifle, dog or falcon – as they are about spending time at the easel or workbench. Time and again we have pointed towards their passion, their immersion in this way of life, and highlighted it as being key to their success as artists and being able to accurately...
Author: Leonard Carr
Five minutes with the globe-trotting hunter, passionate conservationist and founder of New Zealand’s cult clothing brand, Swazi.
Tell us a little about your background, where you grew up and how you got into hunting and fieldsports. I was born in Scotland and around the age of four years old, my family and I emigrated to Wainuiomata, in the Wellington region of New Zealand’s North Island. I grew up playing in the bush; our home backed onto a huge expanse of wilderness. My neighbours were my heroes, often they would go hunting, returning with a deer or pig in the back of their Land Rover. They were fathers and...
Author: Matt Kidd
Using a medium largely unrecognised by many artists today, the young and talented Jessica Lennox produces drawings that blur the boundaries between art and photographs.
It would be interesting to know how many loyal Fieldsports readers realised that the handsome roebuck gracing the cover of the February/March 2018 issue was in fact a pencil drawing. When we quizzed people on the subject at a subsequent show, it was amazing how many visitors had to take a second glance – some even asked their other half for their close-up glasses – and still they didn’t believe it was art. This reaction is everything that the immensely talented wildlife and canine artist...
An interview with David Clark LVO
The former headkeeper of 17 years on Her Majesty the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, Honorary President of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation and Lieutenant of the Victorian Order.
Photographer / PAUL QUAGLIANA Let’s start at the beginning. When did you first become interested in the countryside and country sports? It seems like a long time ago now. As a young boy I’d always be outside. I used to go ferreting with my dad and at the weekend I’d potter about with the keeper on the local estate. It was a great upbringing. I grew up in a place called Crosby, between Liverpool and Southport. It’s quite a big town now, but when I was young it backed onto villages...
A Love of Englishmen
Author: Rodger McPhail, Jonathan Yule & Andrew Ellis
Three of today’s foremost sporting artists consider the allure of grey partridges, in the field and at the easel.
Rodger McPhail Over the past 40 years I have painted hundreds of pictures of grey partridges. During this time they have disappeared from nearly all of their former haunts. Yet they are just as popular now as when they were a familiar and ubiquitous quarry. What is it about this bird that demands such lasting affection? Apart from providing wonderful sport and delicious meals, the partridge has many admirable qualities. It is modest, unshowy, parochial and discreet. It is...
An interview with Chris Horne
Fieldsports Journal speaks to Managing Director of GunsOnPegs Chris Horne.
How did you first get into shooting? My Dad and Grandad were in separate syndicates when I was growing up and it was my Grandad that let me have his peg for my first day when I was 13. My Dad had let me fire my first shot when I was 8, but it was with his 12 bore using a game load after a day, aiming at a large oak tree, which I’m sure I missed. It hurt me so much at that age that it put me off for a few years! Tell us a little about GunsOnPegs – how did it begin and how has it...