Welcome to the online gallery of
professional wildlife artist James Hough

This site showcases the latest original paintings by James Hough.
Original paintings can be purchased directly from the artist.
Contact James directly with any enquiries. Phone: (02) 4930 0261, Mobile: 0432 483 181 or Email

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Opening night Morpeth Gallery. Pictured is Chrissie Goldrick Editor in Chief Australian Geographic who so kindly presented a really informative talk on the history of the Australian Geographic Wildlife Art Calendar . and Tim Faulkner President Aussie Ark who opened the exhibition and gave a great talk about Aussie ark and their conservation efforts. What a great time we had and to all who came along to my exhibition and purchased artworks thankyou very much.

Australian Geographic

Art Calendar 2021 features the artwork of James Hough

During 2020 James was invited by Australian Geographic to provide 13 images of his most recent works for the production of the 2021 Australian Geographic Art Calendar. The Australian geographic society is donating $2 from the sale of each Art Calendar to Aussie Ark. Aussie Ark is New South Wales largest independently owned and operated wildlife conservation organisation.

James Hough first Solo Exhibition August 2020

CURRENT NEWS

Australian Geographic Calendar 2020

During 2019 James was invited by Australian Geographic to provide 13 images of his most recent works for the production of the 2020 Australian Geographic Art Calendar. The Australian geographic society is donating $2 from the sale of each Art Calendar to Aussie Ark. Aussie Ark is New South Wales largest independently owned and operated wildlife conservation organisation. As of early March 2020 this calendar has completely sold out and has raised much needed funds for Aussie Ark.

“Having my artworks published in this art calendar has been an honour, and very rewarding knowing that some of my hard work is going to help conservation efforts”

Artists for Conservation-2019-book-image

Artists for Conservation

During 2019 James had two of his artworks selected for the prestigious Artists for Conservation exhibition and included in the annual book. James was invited to serve as part of the Jury panel for this exhibition. (He was not permitted to place votes for his own submitted works)

I am pleased to announce that my painting titled “Sanctuary” Green Rosella’s has won BEST in SHOW at the 2018 ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION exhibition in Vancouver Canada. Both my entries (“Times like This” Kookaburra) also won Medals of Excellence. I travelled to Canada to receive these awards and had the pleasure to meet up with so many great artists and the very welcoming team at AFC,

“Times Like This” Kookaburra

Pictured on left is AFC Founder and President, Jeff Whiting,
myself in middle and Bill Whiting General Manager AFC.

James Hough Wildilfe Art the 2018 Year a short video

2017 NEWS

Pictured here: Tim Faulkner General Manager Aussie Ark Sanctuary and Australian Reptile Park and I and my donated original painting “The Devil you Know”. Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Devil Ark Gala dinner. What an impressive night of fundraising not only for Devil Ark but also introducing the new Aussie Ark Sanctuary which is to be constructed alongside Devil Ark in the Barrington Tops of NSW.

“Hidden Paradise” King Parrots is a finalist in the 2018 International Artists Magazine Wildlife Art Challenge. 102*76cms Acrylic on Canvas $14000

2018 has been a very successful year for me Internationally and at home. Again this year two paintings of mine have been selected by an International Jury to appear in the 2018 Artists for Conservation virtual exhibition and both selected to appear in the annual AFC book and Calendar. These paintings were : “Sanctuary” Green Rosella and “Time Like This” Kookaburra. Both paintings won MEDALS of EXCELLENCE and “Sanctuary” won BEST IN SHOW. My recent painting “Hidden Paradise” King Parrots was selected as a FINALIST in the 2018 International Artists Magazine Wildlife art Challenge. Exhibitions with Kevin Hills Australian Top Ten Artists have been very successful along with the annual Romantics exhibition Hunters Hill Sydney. Commissions still are a large part of my yearly routine.

James is a supporter and sponsor of Aussie Ark and Taronga Zoo