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Biography – Richard Tratt S.W.L.A, S.B.A.

Richard Tratt is a painter of British landscape and wildlife. He studied at the Northwich College of Art and Dartington College of Arts in Devon 1970-1974. Much of Richard Tratt’s time is spent outdoors observing and sketching his subjects in the wild. Many of his wildlife paintings are completed in the studio, but many of his landscape work is painted outdoors. He mainly works in oils on canvas.

He now lives on the northern edge of the New Forest.

International Exhibitions

He regularly exhibits at the annual SWLA and SBA exhibitions. Richard has attracted attention internationally including painting two giant murals in The Royal Palace of Oman in 1995. His paintings are collectable in Japan, with one man exhibitions in Tokyo, in 1998 and 2000.

Publish Work

Richard Tratt has had work published by CK Art, Rosenstiel’s, Medici, Reynard Fine Art, and the RSPB. He has been featured in the “International Artist” Magazine, “Draw it paint it” Magazine, and “Painting Birds and Animals”.

Richard Tratt paintings are on permanent display at the Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester

Richard Tratt Exhibited:

Royal Academy

Society of Wildlife Artists

Society of Botanical Artists

Royal Institute of Oil painters

Elected Member of :

The Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) in 1981

The Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) in 1986

His awards include:

First prize winner of national competition ‘Art in Nature’, organised by The Artist Magazine.  1996

Finalist in Wildlife Artist of the year Competition. 2008-2009

Richard Tratt Published Books :

BUTTERFLY LANDSCAPES    (Langford Press) Features individual paintings of all the British species in their natural habitats.  Also depicted are Richard’s larger paintings, showing Nature Reserves, wild meadows, woodland and downland hillsides.

 NEW FOREST PAINTERS    (LangfordPress)  A CELEBRATION OF THE NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK  An Art book with informative text, featuring paintings in full colour by members of the New Forest Painters Group. Includes five chapters which cover all aspects of the natural forest – Woodland, Heathland and New Forest Lawns, Mires, Rivers and Ponds, The Working Forest, Coastline and Estuaries. Paintings and drawings by Barry Peckham, Richard Tratt, Peter Frost, Janet Langford, Hilary Tratt and Barry Miles.   Author – Georgina Babey.  Designed and edited by Richard Tratt. 


Related Artists : John Emms, Frederick Golden Short and Barry Peckham.


Richard Tratt Artist The reedbeds at Keyhaven

Title: The reedbeds at Keyhaven
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Richard Tratt Artist Solent Way

Title: The Solent Way Lymington Marshes
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Summertime at Lepe by Richard Tratt Artist

Title: Summertime at Lepe
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Lepe beach by Richard Tratt Marine Artist

Title: Lepe beach
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Richard Tratt Artist The Bluebell Verge

Title: The Bluebell Verge
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Richard Tratt Keyhaven dreaming oil painting

Title: Keyhaven dreaming
Medium: Original signed oil painting

New Forest Artist Richard Tratt

Title: New Forest Gorse
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Across the Solent by Richard Tratt

Title: Across the Solent
Medium: Original signed oil painting

The Needles Isle of Wight by Richard Tratt

Title: The Needles Isle of Wight
Medium: Original signed oil painting

Richard Tratt Artist Heather Valley

Title: Heather Valley New Forest
Medium: Original signed oil painting