Category Archives: Wildlife Images

Article for Paint Magazine

I’ve been asked to contribute an article for March’s edition of the Paint Magazine!

The article is a stage-by-stage piece where I create a painting from a photograph, in this case this beautiful female mallard.

Mallard (oil on board14″ x 10″) by Paul Apps U.A.

Each stage is discussed (with lots of hints and tips!) and illustrated with a photograph so that readers can follow each stage and paint their own version.

Paint Magazine is exclusive to members of SAA (Society for All Artists), the world’s biggest online art community who I am delighted to be a part of.

The magazine is full of news, articles, competitions, offers and step-by-step guides and is aimed primarily at leisure artists of all levels of experience to help them develop their creativity.

So, if you’d like to develop your creativity with like-minded others why not join the SAA?  There’s something for everyone!

The Mallard is currently drying but will soon be available framed at £650.  To register your interest, please contact the gallery.

My latest exhibition of landscapes and seascapes is now on at Green Chair Gallery until 9th February.

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January Special Offer

To celebrate the arrival of 2018 I will be offering a different painting every month at a reduced price!

January’s special offer is Uzuri, which is Swahili for beauty.  Giraffes are truly one of the most elegant and graceful of animals.  With their long necks and gentle expressions, giraffes are amongst the most iconic and recognisable of all of Africa’s wildlife.

Uzuri is sold in a handmade arched and shelved hardwood surround which frames the painting perfectly.

WAS £1,250 NOW JUST £750!

For further details or to purchase this painting, please contact the gallery.

Don’t forget to visit Green Chair Gallery online to see my latest exhibition of landscapes and seascapes which begins on Saturday 6th January.

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Countdown to Christmas – Friday 15th December

The Countdown to Christmas offer continues and this painting is available for just 24 hours with a huge 40% OFF the original price!

Cheetah Portrait. Oil on gesso board. 10″ x 14″

Cheetahs are the amongst the most iconic and instantly recognisable of all the big cats although, sadly, they are critically endangered with an estimated 7,000 or so left in the wild.

This beautifully rendered study of a cheetah’s head really captures its character as a supreme hunter whilst the play of light on its face and head highlights the delicacy of its markings.

The painting is sold in a handmade and finished wood frame.


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Countdown to Christmas – Thursday 14th December

Today’s ‘Countdown to Christmas’ painting is this beautiful Springer Spaniel which is available for just 48 hours at a huge 40% OFF!

On the Walk (10″ x 12″ Oil on gesso board)

Having been out on a long and muddy walk, this handsome Springer’s attention is caught by a sudden movement and he pauses, ready to give chase.

The painting, sold in a handmade and finished wood frame, really captures the curiosity and energy of this wonderful breed.

Was £525 NOW JUST £315 WITH 40% OFF – BUY NOW

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Countdown to Christmas – Thursday 7th December

Today’s Countdown to Christmas offer is this charming study of a robin.


Cheerful and inquisitive, robins are probably Britain’s most popular native bird.  A regular visitor to the our gardens, a robin can often be spotted watching gardeners dig the soil, patiently waiting to pick up a tasty worm or two!

Painted in oils, the study is framed in a beautiful handmade and finished wood frame and would make a delightful gift for any bird lover or gardener.

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Countdown to Christmas begins

This evening sees the start of the


Where a specially selected painting will be available for sale at a huge 40% off the retail price at the gallery for just 24 hours only!

This offer will runs from Friday 1st December through to Saturday 23rd December and a different painting will be available in the gallery window and online at the discounted price a very limited time.


Winter Pheasant. 16″ x 20″ Oil on canvas. £850

The selected subjects will include local scenes, maritime, wildlife and en plein air originals, so there will be something to suit everybody.

There’ll also be a wide range of original paintings, watercolours, prints, art materials and gifts available as well as my fine art Christmas cards.

If you’re not local to Hythe and want to see the offers as they appear, please email to be added to the Countdown to Christmas mailing list.

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New Wildlife Painting

I have been so busy over the summer painting en plein air or focussing on local landscapes and waterscapes that I feel that I have neglected a little my wildlife paintings!

That being so, I turned to one of my favourite subjects – the big cats – and painted this beautiful image of a cheetah.  Caught in the moment when she first spots her prey in the distance,  you can almost sense the tension in her long, lean body as she scents the air.

Prey Ahead! Oil on board. 16″ x 12″ £1,200. BUY NOW

Cheetahs are such beautiful cats, strong and agile, yet also curiously vulnerable, they really are the most iconic and little understood of all the big cats.

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In the news…

I’m in the news! The Kentish Express (Romney Marsh) has a feature on my painting, In the Shadows, being shortlisted for the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DWSF) Artist of the Year Award.

In the Shadows by Paul Apps U.A.

The article, by Rachel Wood, is on page 22 and explains all about the competition which will be judged on the 27th June at The Mall Galleries, London.

The feature details the background to the painting and how the wildlife of Africa inspires me.  It includes photo of the painting and even one of yours truly!

I’m keeping my fingers crossed as to the result but, regardless, I’m delighted to support the good work of the DWSF in supporting endangered African and Asian wildlife.

I’ll keep you all updated as to my progress in the competition!

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Changes at the gallery

The new shelving and display boxes…

I’ve recently had a change-around at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe, Kent with the introduction of a larger selection of my original watercolours and prints.

In order to show these off to their best advantage, I brought glass and metal shelving units (which took a while to put up!) and wooden boxes (currently being painted) in which to display the mounted watercolours and prints.

The shelving also gives me more space in which to display my stock of gifts and artist’s materials and the pretty pale blue display boxes give the gallery a lovely, summery feel!

If you’re in Hythe why not drop into the gallery and check out the changes and view the new stock of watercolours and prints?  See you soon!

The display boxes once painted.

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Sale of fine art limited edition prints!

I’m having a sale on some of my fine art limited edition prints!

Stormchaser. 404mm x 594 mm Fine art lithographic print. WAS £84.00. NOW £42.00 BUY NOW

These prints, some of which are up to 50% off, are of my successful wildlife paintings and subjects include tigers, giraffe, cheetahs and zebra amongst others.

The prints are available to view now my website and make wonderful gifts!

Postage and packing is £7.50 extra.

Lord Duma. 220 x 400mm Fine art lithographic print.  WAS £41.00 NOW £20.50 BUY NOW

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