Carol Barrett – wildlife artist

Original Carol Barrett paintings are available for sale, and some of these are shown in the Painting galleries. Carol also undertakes commissions of wildlife in the client’s preferred medium, eg, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, ink, or mixed media.                                 

Dovecot studio  2014

Carol lives and works in Edinburgh at the Dovecot Studio and regularly travels to Africa to study, sketch and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat.

Currently she is working on a new collection of paintings inspired from studying the unique wildlife of Western and Southern Australia, experimenting with natural papers sourced from a paper making workshop in Burnie, Tasmania.

‘Toe to Toe’, Swamp Wallaby with joey in Flinders Chase NP, Kangaroo Island.

Pastel on Kangaroo Poo Paper  

Toe to Toe

Emu chicks done in pastel on Hemp paper  

Emu chicks

Carol has donated a further five small pastel paintings of baby elephants which were created on elephant dung paper to TigerTime, helping wild tigers. If interested please contact

Break-time                                                                                Break Time 

In a Hole                                                                               In a Hole

Innocence                                                                                  Innocence

Muddy ellie                                                                               Muddy ellie

Mud worship                                                                            Mud worship

Carol has contributed to, and supported, a number of wildlife projects in Africa and the UK, including The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Carol has joined “Artist Helping Cheetahs”, and will donate 20% of revenues from selected items.

Advancing  Carol donated the proceeds of the sale of 'Advancing' to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Carol donated the proceeds of the sale of ‘Advancing’ to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.


                                                                     Showing Promise’,                                                                                       20% of the sale of all Carol’s cheetah paintings are donated to the dedicated organization,                                                               The Cheetah Conservation Fund.  

Book Under an African Sky

A new book showing collection of paintings from Under an African Sky exhibition available directly from Carol Barrett. The Dovecot Studio, 2d Dovecot Road, Edinburgh EH12 7LE


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