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Lyn Wells, M.Phil (RCA)

236 Torbreck



IV28 3UB

Phone: 01408 641204



Studied Scientific and Natural History Illustration at Blackpool and the Fylde College, before going on to complete a Master of Philosophy degree in Natural History Illustration and Ecological Studies at the Royal College of Art, London. My research for this degree looked at the role of natural history illustration in the study of animal behaviour and involved fieldwork in Cuba and Orkney. Exhibited at the Royal College Centennial Degree Show in 1996, winning the Daley Rowney Award for Natural History Illustration.

Since graduating I have worked as a freelance illustrator, mainly in the publishing sector. Clients include; Poyser, Lynx Edicions, the Wildlife Art Agency, British Trust for Ornithology, BirdLife International, Bat Conservation Trust, Aberdeen University, Alba Ecology Ltd., International Otter Survival Fund, John Muir Trust, and most recently, various projects for New Holland Publishers, London. I also take private commissions.


I work mainly in watercolour, gouache, pen and ink, and pencil, though I occasionally use acrylics for bigger works such as murals.