Gosshawk in woodland

oil on canvas

40 x 50 cms

65 x 75 cms ( framed )


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Julian Friers PPRUA


Julian Friers PPRUA was born in 1956 in Bangor, Northern Ireland and is widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s finest wildlife painters.

After a brief period at the Belfast College of Art he became a professional wildlife painter and had his first solo exhibition in 1977

Having used a variety of media in those early years he has come to rely almost exclusively on oil paint to convey sentience in the imagery. His method owes much to the ‘Irish Impressionists’ by whom he has been strongly influenced. Respect for the medium is all important and is evident in his technique which is fluid and loose, often appearing to be near the edge of control. Working wet-in-wet combined with layering seems to invigorate the paint and lend itself well to the combination of science and expression.

The paintings of Julian Friers are most frequently exhibited in Ireland, Scotland and England in association with major institutions. He is fortunate to have received many opportunities to exhibit internationally with the world’s most respected wildlife painters. In recent years his reputation as an artist has taken him to Holland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the USA.

He was recently commissioned to paint a portrait of the record breaking horse Hurricane Fly

One person exhibitions over recent years have included;

Castle Espie, Belfast.

Mall Gallery, London.

Killarney Art Gallery

Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC

Burj al Arab, Dubai


  • Royal collection, Saudi Arabia
  • Royal collection, Morocco
  • Royal collection, Dubai
  • Royal Ulster Academy of Arts
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
  • Publications:
  • Dear Animals (2006)

    Author: Robin D’arcy Shillcock
  • Texel, in schoonheid verbeeld (2002)

    Author: Robin D’arcy Shillcock
  • One Hundred Years of Irish Art (2000)

    Author: Eamonn Mallie
  • Gifts from the Desert (2000)
    illustrator –
    Published by: Morrigan Press


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