Ducks Unlimited
2017 Artist of the Year

Ducks Unlimited
2016 National Art Portfolio Artist

BC Wildlife Federation
2014 Artist of the Year

Ducks Unlimited
2014 National Art Portfolio Artist

Society of Animal Artists
Society of Animal Artists
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Guy Hobbs is an entirely self taught artist who specializes exclusively in wildlife art. His paintings are collected internationally and he has won a number of prestigious awards and accolades.

Born in England he had a passion for both art and wildlife from a very young age. He is a self confessed 'bird-nerd' an interest that was kindled in his childhood during long walks with his parents.

His first experience of pristine wilderness came when he worked at a Safari lodge in the Kafue River Reserve in Zambia, surrounded by stunning riverine forest and some of Africas most spectacular wildlife.

Continuing his love for the wilder places of the planet he later relocated to the Kootenay region of British Columbia where he lived for nine years, before relocating to the South Shore of Nova Scotia in 2016. He considers himself very lucky to share his back yard with deer, bears, coyotes and racoons- not to mention a huge variety of birds.

Guy has worked for most of his career in graphic design and illustration, having established a successful agency while in England. During that time he has also been constantly developing his skills as an artist until he took the plunge and committed to his art full time. Since then he hasn't looked back, "I have the best job in the world" he claims.

Blue Mind Gallery
Bear River, Nova Scotia


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It amazes me that it took so long for me to marry my love for wildlife with my passion for art. Obviously it takes far smarter people than me to make such profound connections (in this case my wife), but once made it changed my world.

I have had an interest in both drawing and painting my whole life and when the suggestion was made to focus on wildlife I decided to go 'back to the drawing board' quite literally.

Since then I have been developing a technique that combines layers of acrylic paint, coloured pencil and transparent acrylic inks, a process that really allows me to capture the subtleties and intricacies of nature.

My highest priority when portraying a subject is to capture its consciousness. My subjects are engaged with their world, watching things beyond the confines of a frame - often regarding the viewer directly - or something out of frame. This is important to me, birds and animals are seldom random or vague, they are focused on their world with real intensity. It is this intensity I want to capture. When you encounter a wild thing in its own habitat there is a moment where you regard it and it regards you and the rest of the world just becomes background. That is a very real and special connection and one I want to share through my art.

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