sketching wildlife, drawing white lions


About Caroline Skinner Art

artist at work, painting an elephant, Caroline Skinner Art

You love all sorts of animals and wildlife and you’d like some colourful artwork for your walls. If you are also concerned about the use of animal products, you’re in the right place. Caroline Skinner Art uses cruelty-free art materials wherever possible. My original and colourful animal paintings are cruelty-free as they do not contain animal products, so they make a great gift for vegans and those that care about our animal friends! *


Caroline Skinner Self-PortraitI love animals too, and I’ve both painted and supported wildlife conservation charities since I was a teenager, so it was probably inevitable that I would become an animal artist! (Though I followed a completely different career path first – I may elaborate on this in my blog at some point…..).

I am currently working on wild animal paintings from observations at conservation parks, trying to convey something of their nature and vulnerability in my work. You can also find me volunteering at my local RSPCA cattery, and we often have dogs staying at our home.  I spend a lot of time watching animal movements and characteristics and further developing my art skills and techniques. This means that I can provide you with some truly unique animal or wildlife art, often in unusual colours.


Pet Portraits

If you would like an original pet panimal artist, sheep painting, Caroline Skinnerainting commission please get in touch to discuss how I can help – unlike some artists who paint purely from photos, I like to meet the animals wherever possible to take my own photos and get some idea of their character, and the owner’s expectations. If this isn’t possible, I can ask you about your pet and give advice on the sort of photos I need.


Where to see Caroline Skinner’s animal art

I have been drawing and painting for many years in various media, most recently using mainly acrylics and water-based oils, covering a wide range of subjects. Some of my paintings are found in private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA. I am a member of the Surrey Artists’ Open Studios, and I exhibit throughout the year – see here for current details.

Original wildlife paintings, prints and greeting cards are available at my exhibitions, or through my various online outlets, including this website. I am also developing a homeware collection, so watch this space. A new and improved shop facility will be added to this website soon 🙂

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pigeon loft, flying birds, funky birds, paitning commission
Pigeonnier – Pigeon Loft

“Pigeonnier” commissioned to show the owner’s disused pigeon loft in France as if it was in use.

Review: “Thank you so much for a great original piece of art. So pleased and really appreciate the time you have given.” Jane G




  • Unfortunately I cannot (yet!) make cruelty-free claims for my prints and cards. This is due to the ink manufacturing process, but I am looking for cost-effective ways to do so.