Great Egret Green Water

Chris Shields - Great Egret Green Water - 60 x 76 - Acrylic

Great Egret Green Water

Chris Shields

Great Egret Green Water
Chris Shields
Artwork Category
Artwork Size (cm)
60 x 76 cm



With it’s crisp white plumage and elegant pose this great white egret stood out superbly well against the dark green tree reflections in the still waters of this pool in Cors Bodeilio national nature reserve on Anglesey. I have visited this reserve many times and always find inspiration for artwork there.

This work was painted in acrylic and applied loosely with a pallet knife, concentrating on the flickering light as a breeze danced across the water rather than any distracting details.


Chris Shields, award-winning artist and wildlife illustrator, is a keen naturalist and has been working professionally since 1983. As well as many paintings he has created in excess of 30,000 wildlife illustrations in over 300 books and works for organisations such as the RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts, Friends of the Earth, The Oregon State History Museum USA, BBC Wildlife Magazine, The Field Studies Council and is now regarded as one of the world’s leading natural history illustrators.