Viv Rainsbury

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Since childhood, I have combined my twin passions of art and animals. Now retired, I am able to spend my time as a wildlife artist. Many of my works portray endangered wildlife, and, through commission on sales of my work in exhibitions with the Natural World Art Society, I have been able to contribute to the conservation projects of the Zoological Society of East Anglia and other charities.
I paint primarily in pastels, but also acrylics, with the occasional foray into oils and acrylic inks.
Besides exhibiting across the UK, I am also able to accept commissions for animal paintings, whether pets, domestic and farm animals or wildlife (native and more exotic). I also offer workshops and demonstrations to art groups.


Acrylic, Acrylic Inks, Pastel


Animal or Wildlife, Portraiture

Favoured Products & Brands

SAA soft pastels, acrylics and brushes

Pebeo acrylics

Magic Color acrylic inks

Derwent pastel pencils


Twice a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London