Jan Adgie

I am a self-taught artist and I specialise in studies of wildlife including birds but also love to paint chickens and other farm animals as well as pet portraits.  Living in a small Norfolk village on the edge of Thetford Forest I have had ample opportunity to observe and photograph the wildlife of Norfolk and this has been the inspiration for many of my paintings.

The medium I use is pastel pencils together with soft pastels, usually on velour paper as this enables me to obtain the detail I like to achieve in my paintings.

I exhibit locally and nationally and as a member of The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI) I exhibit at their annual exhibition at Nature in Art, Gloucestershire. In supporting the conservation work of The World Land Trust and local Wildlife Trusts I exhibit with them whenever possible.

My paintings and commissioned animal portraits are in homes around the country and many of my originals are also available as prints and greetings cards.

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Further information

My studios are open by appointment throughout the year.


If you are interested in commissioning a portrait in pastel I will need 2-3 good, clear colour photographs taken at the animals eye level.

Please contact me for more information.

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