About Caroline Skinner Art

Caroline Skinner animal artist, Surrey artist, wildlife art, animal paintings, pet portraits

I create artwork as Caroline Skinner Art for animal lovers who enjoy beautiful designs in unusual colours – why shouldn’t you have a purple elephant in your room?


sketching wildlife, drawing white lions You probably enjoy safari trips or visits to wildlife conservation parks, and wish you could do more to help our animal friends whilst enjoying beautiful art or homeware. Part of the profit made from sales on this website supports wildlife conservation projects.  Your purchases can help wildlife to not just survive, but thrive for generations to come.

Tabby cat ceramic mug, animal mug, gift for cat lovers

My specialist printer turns my original animal designs into stunning animal homeware gifts for people who want lovely colourful things that are full of character. They’re robust enough to be used every day and not just saved for best. Simple care instructions are given for mugs, coasters and placemats that remind you of your favourite animals.

If you’re concerned about the use of animal products, you’ll be pleased that I use cruelty-free art materials wherever possible. Original and colourful animal paintings found here do not contain animal products, so they make a great gift for vegans and those that care about our animal friends! 

I also use recycled packaging materials wherever possible.

About Caroline Skinner

artist at work, painting an elephant, Caroline Skinner Art

I’ve always loved animals – as a child I was lucky to live with a menagerie as my parents often acted as an informal rescue centre for other people’s unwanted pets. One of my earliest memories is of my Dad teaching me to draw a very rudimentary cat. I’ve supported wildlife conservation charities since I was a teenager.

Seeing wildlife has always been a definite highlight of any trip. I get just as excited to see a rabbit in the grass verge or a bear up a tree! I’ve always painted and sketched, and my work has increasingly centred around animals and wildlife. Animals are endlessly fascinating and a great challenge as they tend not to sit still for long!

African elephant art print, abstract animal artI’m 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 I now have two gorgeous rescue cats.  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.

blue rhino print, blue rhino artwork, blue and green wildlife artI’m fascinated by rhinos – they’ve existed for tens of thousands of years and it saddens me that we are likely to lose them completely if nothing changes.  Sales of my rhino art are currently helping rhino conservation projects across Africa and Asia. Save the Rhino work tirelessly with experts and communities to protect rhinos from poaching and educate people about wildlife conservation.

I hope you like my quirky colourful views of the animal world as much as I enjoy painting them for you.

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. I can then take my own photos and get some idea of their character, and the owner’s expectations.  Sometimes this isn’t possible, due to distance or because you are looking for a pet memorial painting. I can ask you about your pet and give advice on the sort of photos I need, to give you the best possible result.

Where to see Caroline Skinner’s animal art

I’ve 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 USA. 

My art studio isn’t open to the public,  but see here for current details of where to see my work.

Original wildlife paintings, prints, gifts and greeting cards are available at my exhibitions. You can also find my full range through my various online outlets, including this website. I am also developing a homeware collection – mugs, coasters and placemats for some of my paintings are now available here.

You can find social media links for Caroline Skinner Art below. Do comment on my images and share them with your friends and family…

Please get in touch if there is a particular animal you would like me to paint!

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pigeon loft, flying birds, funky birds, paitning commission


“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