My name is David Powner I was born in Wolverhampton and studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Stourbridge Art College, before embarking upon a career as an in house artist for West Midland Safari Park, where I combine my passion for wildlife with running a busy art and design department.
My first tentative pencil sketches as a child were of birds and animals, this love for wildlife has stayed with me ever since.
Trying to get to grips with digital painting and drawing on my iPad pro through a program through Procreate, this is few hours work on a Glossy ibis we came across in Valencia Spain a couple of years ago.
A pencil study on Bristol board of a Rothchilds Giraffe at West Midland Safari Park, it's on display with a number of pieces of artwork and photographs that guests and staff have done over 2015. Some of the artwork is for sale with money raised going to wildlife charities.
Another one of my illustrations currently on display at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust in Gloucestershire. There are a number of other artists are exhibiting, for further information see http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/slimbridge/dont-miss/art-gallery/