Meet our Artist in Residence!

We’re delighted to welcome professional artist Alex McGarry as the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s official Artist in Residence!

Alex McGarry is a professional artist specialising in oil paintings of British Wildlife and birds. she is the winner of the prestigious title ‘Up & Coming Artist of the Year’ awarded by the Fine Art Trade Guild. She is represented by the UKs largest distributor of original paintings and limited edition prints – De Montfort Fine Art. And as such her paintings can be found in galleries across the UK and on board luxury cruise ships such as the Queen Mary II.


Alex has a huge passion for wildlife, as she explains:

“Painting wildlife and birds as a full time profession for the last ten years, is something I never tire of – I love wildlife and I love to paint! So it feels natural to me to want to give something back to some of the wildlife that I depict in oils. Having been a member at the Hawk Conservancy Trust for a while, I was inspired by their passion for birds of prey to approach them. Their passion for their birds is infectious and their conservation efforts are just incredible! The work that the Trust does is vital for birds of prey both here and across the globe, and I hope to contribute to those efforts, however big or small, through the sales of my paintings and drawings.”

As part of the new partnership, an exclusive collection of Alex’s paintings will be on permanent display in the Trust shop. Fifty percent of all painting sales and one hundred percent of profits from print sales will go directly towards supporting the Trust’s continued conservation, research and education of birds of prey and their habitats.

Trust CEO Penny Smout says:

“We are delighted that Alex has agreed to be our artist in residence. It is wonderful to join forces with such a talented artist whose love for the wonders of nature complement our passions for wildlife so beautifully. Our aim is to inspire people to care about birds of prey and it is a joy to work with Alex to help us do this creatively.”

Join us for an evening of drinks and canapes to celebrate the official launch on Thursday 30 November! Come along and meet Alex for yourself on this free to attend evening. You’ll be able to see our beautiful birds captured by Alex in her art, including the new display of paintings that will be on permanent display in the Trust shop. Plus, enter the raffle on the evening and be in with a chance to win an exclusive, limited edition print!

The preview evening is free to attend and we would love for you to come along. Numbers are limited – please RSVP by Friday 24th November to Jemma Benton on jemma@hawkconservancy.org or 01264 773850.



©2024 Hawk Conservancy Trust