Belgravia in Bloom – Sri-Lankan Leopard Cub – Nick Day


Sri-Lankan Leopard Cub
45 x 36 cm
Pencil over embossed linen board


“According to experts, the human eye is particularly attracted to blues & yellows. So I constructed this piece with the sole aim of bringing you in by colour and composition. Even what appears to be ‘black’ in this piece, is made up of many layers of colours across the spectrum, blues, reds, yellows etc. There are many, many hours of colour layering and embossing thousands of lines..approximately 250 hours work.” – Nick Day 

Artist bio

Born in 1958 in Buckinghamshire, England, Nick Day is an exciting prospect in the world of wildlife art. He has developed over the years, a highly original and unique way of bringing his beloved subject to life through his art. He uses a mixture of water-based mediums over a detailed engraving on a hardened board, which illustrates the profound effect that the early Victorian hand-tinted copper plate engravings of birds and animals had upon him as a child. This is still a leading influence in his art today. In 1983 he began exhibiting his work at the Royal Wells Fine Art gallery in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK, where his show was a sell-out on the opening date. In late 1983 he was commissioned by York Gallery Tunbridge Wells, Kent, for three years. It was at this time that he started showing his work on a national level and in 1986, he had work accepted at the Royal Academy of Art summer exhibition, London, on his first attempt.



‘Into the Wild’
Belgravia in Bloom 2023
In partnership with Catherine Best
22ND– 29TH May

Belgravia in Bloom is an annual floral art show, coinciding with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show each May. Local shops and brands are invited to showcase their creative skills, get into the seasonal spirit, and compete against one another for the best shopfront display – on Elizabeth Street – one of the prettiest streets in London. To celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Into the Wild’, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is delighted to be partnering with the internationally acclaimed luxury jewellery brand, Catherine Best, for this year’s event.

Hosted from Monday 22nd of May to Monday, 29th of May, at their new Elizabeth Street store, visitors can join in celebrating this annual event whilst browsing and purchasing our unique jewellery and wildlife artwork from DSWF’s talented artist community.

The Exhibition is a testament to the efforts of 10 incredible artists, each creating a piece in celebration of ‘Into the Wild’. Artwork from the exhibition is available for purchase with 50% going towards DSWF’s wildlife conservation work, alongside a portion from all sales of Catherine Best jewellery in-store during the week.