Richard Tratt SWLA

Richard Tratt is a painter of British landscape and wildlife. As a young boy he developed a consuming interest in Natural History, with a particular fascination for butterflies and moths. He began painting in his teens and attended Northwich College of Art, Cheshire and Dartington College of Arts, Devon (1970 – 1974).

Richard spends a great deal of his time observing and sketching his subjects in their environment. Most of his wildlife paintings are finished in the studio but much of his landscape work is painted outdoors. He works mainly in oils, on canvas. Richard has been painting full time since 1979. He was elected a member of  The Society of  Wildlife Artists (SWLA) in 1981 and The Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) in 1986. He now lives in Hampshire on the edge of The New Forest.