Wildlife Art Expo 2008 in aid of Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Overall Winner withacylic on canvas painting
'Blue Kingfisher Green Water'
Some of the titles his work appears in:
Spotters Guide to Animal Tracks & Signs – Usborne 1979
Butterflies and Moths (Usborne First Nature) 1980
Creepy Crawlies (Usborne First Nature) 1982
Collins Gem – The Seashore 1984
Time Traveller – Walker Books 1985
Collins New Generation Guide – Wild Flowers 1987
Butterflies and Insects – Hamlin Tracker Nature Guides 1991
Collins Gem Guide – Pond Life 1991
The Dragonflies & Damselflies of Cheshire 1992
Earthquakes & Volcanoes (Usborne Understanding Geography) 1993
Collins Guide – Scottish Wild Flowers 1995
I Didn’t Know That Some Birds Hang Upside-down 1997
Starlings & Mynas (Helm Identification Guides) 1998
I Didn’t Know That Some Chimps Use Tools 1999
Collins Pocket Guide - Sea Shore of Britain and Europe 2001
Incredible Animal Discovery (Magic Skeleton Books) 2002
Safari Animal Adventure (Magic Skeleton Books) 2003
Tracks & Signs of the Birds of Britain & Europe 2003
Guide to Ladybirds of the British Isles - FSC (fold-out chart) 2006
Where to watch Birds in World Cities – A & C Black Publishers 2006
Guide to Bees of the Britain - FSC (fold-out chart) 2007
Owls and Owl Pellets - FSC (fold-out chart) 2008
Irish Butterflies and Insects - Appletree Press 2009
Top 50 Gardeb Birds - FSC (fold-out chart) 2010
Ladybird Larvae - FSC (fold-out chart) 2012
Collins Fungi Guide to the mushrooms & toadstools of Britain & Ireland 2012
Ladybirds (Naturalists' Handbook) Pelagic Publishing 2013
Wilde Dieren in de tuin – Herkenningskaart [Dutch] 2013
Chris Shields Exhibitions & Biography:
2016 - David Shepherd Wildlife artist of the Year Exhibition. - The Mall Galleries London.
2015 - TV Intervew in the Goyt Valley with Kerrie Gosney. YouTube Link
2014 - Publication of Field Studies Council's fold-out chart 'Guide to chalk rivers of England
2014 - Publication of Insects of Ireland - The Collins Press.
2014 - Completion of second mural on Belmond's (Previously Orient Express) train 'Northern Belle'.
2013 -Completion of first mural on Belmond's (Previously Orient Express) train 'Northern Belle.
2012 - Stockport Open Contemporary Exhibition - Stockport Art Gallery.
2012 - Publication of Collins Fungi Guide
2012 - Publication of Youtube Paintings Slide show. Link
2011 - Stockport Open Contemporary Exhibition - Stockport Art Gallery. Winner 'Visitors Choice'. Link.
2009 - Interview on Manchester's Channel M TV arts program - Zeitgeist Online.Link
2009 - Animal Earth Exhibition
Willington Hall, Willington, Tarporley, Cheshire UK
2009 - NEWA annual exhibition. Burton, Wirral Cheshire. Exhibit ‘Black-faced Spoonbill – Commended.
2009- Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition. The Mall Galleries London
Short-listed into the final 25
2009 – Insect illustration course (Painting Pollinators )and exhibition at Field Studies Council, Shropshire UK
2008 - Wildlife Art Expo. Bonhams Auctioneers, Christleton Road, Chester UK
Chris Shields - Overall Winner
2008 - Painting Pollinators, Exhibition & Insect Illustration Course. The Field Studies Council, Shropshire.
2008 - Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition. The Mall Galleries London
2007 - Manchester Tango. Tango Argentino Demonstration and Display of Tango Paintings, Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester UK.
2006 - BBC's On line Art Exhibition 'Radio and the Artist'.
2006 - A Small Display of Tango Paintings. Instituto Cervates, Manchester
2006 - One-Man Show. Shanghai Stock Exchange Club, Shanghai Stock Exchange building, Pudong
2005 - Shanghai International Art Fair
2005 - First one-man show in China, ‘West meets East’ The Art House,
Suzhou Creek Shanghai
2002 - Northern Exhibition of Wildlife Artists exhibition, Liverpool.
2001 - Northern Exhibition of Wildlife Artists exhibition, Liverpool.
2001 - ‘The Trees of Time & Place’ painting exhibited in National Gallery London.
2000 - Northern Exhibition of Wildlife Artists exhibition, Liverpool.
1999 - Stockport Art Gallery Open Exhibition, Stockport UK
1998 - Northern Exhibition of Wildlife Artists exhibition, Liverpool.
1997 - Northern Exhibition of Wildlife Artists exhibition, Liverpool.
1995 - One-man Show. Hale Picture Gallery, Altrincham, Cheshire UK
1994 - One-Man Show 'The four seasons' Hale Library, Altrincham, Cheshire, UK
1992 - Northern Exhibition of Wildlife Artists exhibition, Liverpool.
1991 - One-man show. Stockport Municipal Art Gallery. North West England.
1991 - Yorkshire Artists Exhibition. Kings Hall & Winter Gardens, Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
1990 - The Art Materials Exhibition. Business Design Centre, Upper Street, London, UK
1990 - British Watercolour Society Christmas Exhibition, Kings Hall & Winter Gardens, Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
1990 - Art Aid for Poland Exhibition. The Studio, Cuddington, Cheshire UK
1990 - One-Man Show, Hale Art Gallery, Ashley Road, Hale, Cheshire UK
1989 - Christmas Exhibition, 'Handmade' Great Eccleston, Lancashire, UK
1989 - One-man Show. Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington, Cheshire
1989 - British Watercolour Society Christmas Exhibition. Kings Hall & Winter Gardens, Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
1989 - One-Man Show, Handmade Art Gallery, The Square, Great Eccleston, Lancashire UK
1989 - Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London
1988 - Natural History Illustrators Exhibition. Burnley Borough Council, Art
Galleries and Leisure Services Dept. UK
1988 - One-man Show. Martin Mere Wildfowl Trust, Burscough, Lancashire UK
1988 - S.W.A. annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London
1988 - Ran Art Workshops for Young People. The Town Hall, Sale, Cheshire UK
1988 - One-man Show. The Town Hall, Sale, Cheshire UK
1987 - S.W.A. Annual exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1987 - British Watercolour Society Christmas Exhibition. Winter Gardens, Ilkley UK
1986 Yorkshire Artists Spring Exhibition. The Kings Hall, Ilkley, Yorkshire UK
1986 - One-man Show. Warrington Museum and Art Gallery Warrington, Cheshire UK
1985 - Exhibition. Wigan Insect Show. Wigan, Lancashire UK
1985 - Wildlife Art Exhibition (Society of Wildlife Artists) Martin mere Wildfowl Trust, Lancashire UK
1985 - Calendar commissioned by Royle Publications on behalf of the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
1985 - One-Man Show. The Wild Fowl Trust, Martin Mere, Lancashire UK
1985 - Yorkshire Artists Exhibition. The Kings Hall, Ilkley, Yorkshire UK
1985 - Exhibition. Gallery 46, Highworth, Wiltshire UK
1984 - First calendar commissioned by Royle Publications on behalf of the World Wide Fund for Nature
1984 - Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London
1984 - British Watercolour Society annual exhibition. Winter Gardens, Ilkley UK.
1984 - Runner-up in BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition
1983 - Four paintings commission by Scholastic Publications, Leamington Spa UK
1983 - One-Man show. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Warrington Cheshire, UK
1981 - 'Images' Exhibition, The Association of Illustrators, Covent Garden London
1981 - 'Wildlife Illustrated' Lancashire Trust for Nature Conservation Art Exhibition, The Vernon Gallery, Preston, Lancashire, UK
1980 - North Cheshire Art Exhibition. Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
1979 - Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London
1977 - Elected President of the Manchester Entomological Society
1976 - North West Artists Exhibition. Manchester Evening News Display Centre, Manchester, UK
1975 - Wildlife Art Exhibition. Skipworth Gallery, Winchester UK
1975 - Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London
1974 - Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London
1973 - Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London
1973 - First One-man show. Manchester Library Theatre Gallery
1973 - Graduated from Northwich College of Art and Design
Award winning artist and wildlife illustrator Chris Shields graduated from Northwich College of Art and Design in the UK in 1973.
In 1983 after a short career in the commercial art world he followed his passion for wildlife and became a full-time self-employed wildlife artist and illustrator.
Chris is now regarded as one of the worlds leading natural history illustrators has produced to date in excess of thirty thousand wildlife illustrations in over 300 books, numerous calendars, greeting cards, posters and jigsaw puzzles. He has exhibited his paintings widely in the UK and China and has paintings in public and private collections all over the world.
As a wildlife artist and keen naturalist Chris has a particular interest in moths and butterflies and always include one in each of my paintings, although they are sometimes very hard to find!