sketching wildlife, drawing white lions


About Caroline Skinner Art

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

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! *


artist at work, painting an elephant, Caroline Skinner Art

I 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 amCaroline Skinner Self-Portrait 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.

Sales of my rhino art are currently helping rhino conservation projects in South Africa. Find out more about Raise the Baby Rhino and the amazing Hunter Mitchell who has won environmental awards and raised over £10,000 for rhino conservation – and he’s only 11 years old!!

I hope you like my quirky colourful views of the animal world, but I’ll paint them anyway as I just can’t stop!  If you stop in your tracks and think a little bit differently about wildlife and what it means to you, my job is done.

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, 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 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 – mugs, coasters and placemats for some of my paintings are now available here.

Caroline Skinner Art’s social media links can be found below, do follow me if social media is your thing, and feel free to share my images 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

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