Ben Waddams is a British wildlife artist. Originally from Buckinghamshire, South East England, Waddams is currently living and working in Shropshire. Waddams began painting animals at a young age, and gained a First Class Fine Art degree in 2006. During parts of his life, Waddams lived in the United States, and traveled in search of exotic wildlife across Central America and Africa.
"I have been lucky enough to have lived and traveled through some truly mesmerising areas of the world and this is where i take my inspiration from".
The detail in Ben Waddams' paintings is extraordinary. He captures each feather, whisker and water droplet with perfect precision. When seeing a painting up close it's easy to be mesmerised by each tiny detail in the creature's fur or feathers. Working primarily in oils, Waddams' paintings conveys the energy and grace of animals with lifelike accuracy.
Waddams' passion for wildlife shines through in every piece, showing the dedication behind the art. He often studies species in the wild before painting, to better understand the animal in its natural environment. In a way Waddams' paintings form a window into the world of the animal, with no human action present.