I am pleased to announce that 'The Space in Between' will represent my work at this year's 'Birds in Art'. This highly regarded and eagerly anticipated exhibition will open at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum on September 7th and run until December 1st, 2019.

For more information, please contact: info@lywam.org

Posted: 04.06.2019

Update: The piece has been selected for tour and will be exhibited at the following Museums :

* Wichita Falls Museum of Art. Midwestern State University. Wichita, Texas, U.S.A. January 17 - February 22, 2020

* Newington-Cropsey Foundation. Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.A. March 23 - May 15, 2020

* Wendell Gilley Museum. Southwest Harbor, Maine, U.S.A. June 20 - September 8, 2020

Posted: 17.10.2019



A BIG thank you to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for agreeing to lend 'Synchronicity' to the Society of Animal Artists, 59th annual members exhibition. 'Art and the Animal' will open at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas on September 19, 2019 and run until January 1, 2020.

For more information, please contact: admin@societyofanimalartists.com

Posted: 09.05.2019


'HERON' # 4/10 •stone lithograph on BFK paper • 20.32cm x 31.75cm • 8" x 12.50"


Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson invite you to the second annual 'Wild Bird Ball'. A fundraising, gala event to benefit the PIBO. Featuring special guests Molly Johnson, Billy Newton-Davis and John Alcorn. Being held on April 28th 2019 at the CROW'S THEATRE in Toronto, Ontario.

 A message from the co-founder, Margaret Atwood ..

"PIBO, on the Important Bird Area of Pelee Island in Lake Erie, is a crucial part of the North American migration monitoring network that helps tell us how the birds of our shared bioplanet are faring in this time of stressful climate change. PIBO also watches the Pelee Monarch Butterfly migration, and conducts a highly successful schools program in Essex County. It runs on peanuts, so please contribute your own peanut because, as hungry birds know, every peanut helps. PIBO counts birds because birds count." MA

I am pleased to donate this framed, stone lithograph that will be auctioned on the evening to help raise funds in support of the The Pelee Island Bird Observatory .. a non-profit charitable organisation devoted to the study and conservation of birds.

Cocktail Reception 6 pm / Dinner & Show 7 pm / Tables $5,000.00 / VIP Tables $10,000.00  For more information on ticket or table purchases, please contact Suzanne Friemann at: suzanne.friemann@pibo.ca or call +1.519.982.7426

Posted: 20.04.2019


AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP .. and make a stand against species extinction.

I have been asked and am pleased to donate a sketch/study of an endangered species that will be auctioned to help support the vital work of anti-poaching units in Garamba National Park.

'STUDY FOR YOUNG WHOOPING CRANE' 2018 •watercolour on arches (cold press) paper •17.15cm x 29.84cm •6.75"x 11.75"

"This campaign is also about raising awareness for endangered species everywhere .. and so I chose the Whooping Crane. Fading in .. I see this highly endangered young bird as a symbol of hope for the future of the species .. of which there are only a total of 757 birds remaining (both in captivity and in the wild)." CB

Please consider supporting the Explorers against Extinction campaign to raise awareness and significant funds that will help fight wildlife crime in Africa and beyond.

Sketch for Survival Exhibition & Auction

A touring art exhibition and auction where acclaimed professional artists and celebrity supporters have been asked to spend 26 minutes on an artwork of any endangered species .. the same amount of time it takes for an elephant to be poached in the wild in Africa. That adds up to 55 Elephants being slaughtered everyday for their ivory. Celebrity supporters include Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Stephen Fry, Richard E. Grant, Sophie Thompson, Mary Berry, Nick Park, Colonel John Blashford Snell and Frederick Forsyth.

The exhibition will visit five UK venues including the prestigious gallery@oxo on London’s South Bank as well as touring to Manhattan, New York. All artwork will be auctioned via an online platform in aid of Explorers against Extinction nominated projects. Online registration opens September 22nd. with the auction closing Sunday the 25th. of November 2018.

For more information, please visit:


Posted: 24.09.2018



I am pleased to announce a collaboration with Museums & Galleries Ltd.

Starting this year, you will find a selection of my work on their landmark 'Classics' range of very fine Art Cards. 

Distributed in over thirty countries, Museums & Galleries Ltd. is the UK's leading publisher of quality art cards and design-led stationery. They are the official publishers for the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Library, the Natural History Museum. London, England and BBC Earth.

For more information, please visit:


Posted: 15.02.2018



I am thrilled to announce that 'Synchronicity' is one of sixty works selected from the 2017 'Birds in Art' exhibition to be included in the national tour. The painting will travel to five museums over the next sixteen months. As well, I am honoured that the Museum's acquisitions committee has voted unanimously in favour of purchasing the work for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson's permanent collection.

Posted: 21.09.2017



The team at PT Explorers (Dubai) have asked me to write a short, but insightful piece about my work.
I invite you to explore their beautiful August/September issue and peruse 'True Nature' at:



Posted: 19.08.2017


LEIGH YAWKEY WOODSON ART MUSEUM : 'Birds in Art' 2017. Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

'Synchronicity' will be on display in this year's 42nd annual 'Birds in Art' exhibition. Opening September 9th and running until November 26th 2017.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit: https://www.lywam.org/birds-in-art-2017/ 

Please visit my Homepage for a short statement about this work.

Posted: 11.07.2017





If this painting surfaces, know that it was 'lifted' from a private collection in Canada a short time ago. Any information regarding its whereabouts should be directed to your local authorities. Thank you!

'Dowitcher' 2002

watercolour on rag board

38 cm x 39.50 cm  15" x 15.50" (image)


Posted: 07.05.2017


LEIGH YAWKEY WOODSON ART MUSEUM : 'Birds in Art' 2016. Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

'LightSwept' will be on display in this year's 41st annual 'Birds in Art' exhibition. Opening September 10th and running until November 27th.

*Update 24/09/2016 : The painting has now been selected for the National Tour and will travel to five Museums over the next sixteen months.

For more information, please visit: https://www.lywam.org/birds-in-art/

Posted: 17.08.2016


HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE :  'Art & the Animal' 2016. Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

'Thin Air' (White-tailed Tropicbird) 2015, will be on exhibition at the Society of Animal Artists 56th Annual Members Exhibition. It opens on September 23rd and runs until January 1st 2017. For more information, please visit:  http://www.societyofanimalartists.com/exhibits.html

In ‘Thin Air’, I have used the ‘white’ bird as a gauge to measure warmth and coolness in the surrounding atmosphere

*Excerpt from the 'Art & the Animal' 2016 catalogue.

Posted: 08.06.2016


'EMPERORS'  acrylic on rag board  10.50" x 16.25"  27cm x 41cm

COMMISSIONED WORK?  If you would like to discuss the possibility of commissioning a piece, please contact me at: chris@chrisbacon.com  

Here, my client requested "some baby penguins"... and of course the challenge was ...

How do I construct a solid painting, dealing with almost certainly, the most endearing creatures on the planet ? 

Posted: 26.01.2016


LEIGH YAWKEY WOODSON ART MUSEUM :  'Birds in Art' 2015. Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

'A New Day' will be on exhibition until November 29th at the Woodson and has been selected for the national tour. It will travel to five Museums throughout the United States over the next fifteen months. For more information, please visit: 


Upon reflection, ‘A New Day’ speaks of personal change and new beginnings. As an allegory, elements within the watercolour can be interpreted as symbolic representations of all that is fresh and new and unknown

*Excerpt from the 'Birds in Art' 2015 catalogue.

Posted: 28.09.2015


BIRD STUDIES CANADA :     Baillie Birdathon  2015 

     Once again this year, I am donating a framed artist proof giclée print 'Study for Common Yellowthroat' as one of the prizes available to participants in the Baillie Birdathon. Important funds are raised through this event each year for bird research and conservation. 

For more information, please visit: Bird Studies Canada

Posted: 17.07.2015



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Posted: 01.04.2015