Fletcher Prentice



Fletcher’s work is a celebration of the natural world, but also a celebration of paint itself. The textures, colours and freedom of paint fascinates the artist, and through his work he explores this medium in the same way as he does his chosen subject.

“My work is a constant striving to balance on the one hand my fascination with the object – using paint and enjoying the qualities of paint, breaking down and semi-abstracting the subject matter and surface – and on the other hand my desire to retain and capture the natural beauty of the subject, whether the human figure, an animal or a single bird.”

Although the exuberant characters and colours of exotic bird life are an inspiration to him, he has recently become drawn to wildlife closer to home- the more domestic beauty of the birds and plants in his own rural garden.