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Stella Mays

For me as an artist the draw of the natural world is irresistible. Painting wild animals in their natural environment offers an opportunity to escape this shrinking congested world, at least for now... But habitat loss threatens most of my subjects and supporting conservation is at the core of my work.

I always work in pastel, the vibrancy and immediacy suits my artistic style and impatient nature! Since becoming a mum I have less time to work but more ideas than ever. When I get to my studio it is hard to slow down, the result of this is less meticulous pictures with more original compositions, ironically just what I aspired to when I had all the time in the world!

I was born in London in 1973 and for as long as I can remember I have always loved nature. I started drawing horses at an early age. Since then I have painted a wide range of subjects although big cats have become a favourite. As an artist I am self taught and work in pastel. I am fascinated by the way light falls on a subject, while an ambition to create original compositions increasingly influences my work. I have been fortunate to sell work all over the world often in support of conservation. Art for me is a way to express my passion for wildlife and to communicate the need to protect the natural world.

Stella won the BBC wildlife artist of the Year with her picture "Amur Ambush" in 2011, and won the Animals in Action category of the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year show in 2012 with "Spoilt for Choice". In 2013 Stella was the Runner Up in the overall competition for the David Shepherd Wildlife Awards with her original of "High Life".

© Stella Mays

Frozen Kingdom
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 78.5cm x 50cm
Framed £305
Unframed box canvas £165

© Stella Mays

Mighty Movers
Canvas Limited edition of 95 Print
size 85cm x 48cm
Framed £305
Unframed box canvas £165

© Stella Mays

Riverbed Challenge
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 50cm x 68.5cm
Framed £275
Unframed box canvas £155

© Stella Mays

The Watertrap
Canvas Limited edition of 95 Print
size 50cm x 69.5cm
Framed £275
Unframed box canvas £155

© Stella Mays

Dust Chasers
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 100cm x 38cm
Framed £275

© Stella Mays

Royal Hunt
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 86cm x 45cm
Framed £275
Unframed Limited Edition of 250 paper print £119

© Stella Mays

Approaching the Waterhole
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 80cm x 53cm
Framed £275

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Zebra Crossing
Canvas Limited edition of 95 Print
size76cm x 43cm
Framed £275

© Stella Mays

Spotted
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 print
size 72cm x 27cm
Framed £245

© Stella Mays

The Sun Trap
Limited Edition of 250 Giclee Print
size 61cm x 45cm
Framed £255

© Stella Mays

Spoilt for choice
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 97cm x 39cm
Framed £295
Unframed box canvas £155

© Stella Mays

Wolf creek
Canvas Limited edition of 95 Print
size 79cm x 49cm
Framed £275
Unframed box canvas £155

© Stella Mays

Amur Ambush
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 51cm x 63cm
Framed £275
Unframed box canvas £155

© Stella Mays

Highlife
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 50cm x 75cm
Framed £275 Sold available to order
Unframed box canvas £155

© Stella Mays

Ngorongoro Lions
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 48cm x 73cm
Framed £275 Sold available to order
Unframed Limited edition of 250 paper print £119

© Stella Mays

River Bank Pride
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 81cm x 40cm
Framed £275

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Tiger and egrets
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 58cm x 49cm
Framed £295

© Stella Mays

Last orders at the bar
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 64cm x 27cm
Framed £245 Sold available to order

Unframed Limited Edition of 250 paper print £99

© Stella Mays

Out of Reach
Canvas Limited edition of 95 Print
size 95cm x 50cm
Framed £295

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The Lookouts
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 Print
size 46cm x 69cm
Framed £275

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Reflections of Ramganga
Canvas Limited Edition of 95 print
size 76cm x 51cm
Framed £275

© Stella Mays

Splash
Limited Edition of 250 Giclee Print
size 57cm x 35cm
Framed £245

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