Stephen Walton has spent many years drawing animals, with a passion for creating elegant compositions with realistic forms and textures. He loves walking, watching and taking photographs in nature.

His work has been featured in many publications and his book ‘Counting Lions’, created in conjunction with the The Born Free Foundation, was shortlisted for major awards and translated into twelve languages.
During the Covid pandemic he was commissioned to illustrate the reprinting of ‘Bruder Tier’ (Brother Animal) by the Karl Konig Foundation.
He has exhibited and won awards at many wildlife art shows and spends a week each year in residence at the Nature in Art gallery, Gloucester.

Born in Manchester, England, Stephen lives in Bury and works at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre.

First Visit to Africa