Affiliations and Acknowledgements

My heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people who have helped to make the painting of many of my pictures possible:

Most of my paintings are produced using resources from my own stock of photographs and frozen specimens (gifts, road kills, zoos, etc.), and sketches from field trips. But, unfortunately, as I am not a ‘globetrotter’, exotic resources, and British animals and plants I have been unable to see, have had to come from other sources. I am indebted and most grateful to the following individuals and institutions (and others, who prefer not to be named) who have very kindly provided resources so that the pictures designed and painted are as true to the subject as possible. Without their consent to use photographs and specimens, none of these paintings would have come to fruition. Please note, the four-digit numbers (1407, 1306, etc.) are my Artist Codes (picture number identifiers).

  • John Salisbury and Sue Purse 1514
  • Simon Stirrup  2103, 1604
  • Peter Bone 1604
  • Dr Frances Dipper 1910
  • Stephanie James 1806, 2001
  • Liam Marsh 1903
  • Alan Adams (numerous paintings completed using plants from his lovely garden: 1407, 1306, 1208, 1203, 1202, 1108, 1006, 1005, 0812, 0811, 0810, 0809, 0808, 0806, 0805, 0804, 0803, 0802, 0801, 0010, and more!)
  • Alison Gray (Bird Garden Illumination 1609)
  • Banham Zoo, Norfolk, ZSEA (Snooky Snow Leopard 1406, Blue and Gold Macaws and Swamp Hibiscus 1501)
  • Cambridge University Botanic Gardens (Rosa gallica 1307, Jade Vine 1201 and 0701)
  • Daniel Winkler, USA (Snooky Snow Leopard [Meconopsis integrifolia], 1406)
  • David Bone and Sue Smith (A Quick Preen by Buttermere, 1101)
  • David Oates (Paws for thought 1509, Cheeky Chappies 0901, Peaches and Blossom 1407, Male Red Start 1606)
  • Howard Cooper, Communications Officer, Wicken Fen Nature Reserve (Winter Leaves, 1105)
  • Ian Dickerson (No-less-a-Woody & Large Tortoiseshell butterfly 1017, Song Thrushes in Ivy 0703)
  • Irene Heymann (Otter Bank, 1204)
  • Jan and Andy, Jandy Photography (Gannets, 1405, Pearly King and Queen 1106)
  • John Betts (‘1 o’clock high’, Green Woodpeckers 1301)
  • Juliet Gorman (Plum-tuckered, Kool-Kat Lion Cub, 0903)
  • Keith Wilson (Battle of Britain Flypast, Ramsey 1511)
  • Martin Johns (Blue and Gold Macaws and Swamp Hibiscus 1501)
  • Marwell Wildlife (Commissioned 5 paintings – Marwell Collection, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013)
  • Mr and Mrs Heydinger (Flag Iris and Friends, 1001)
  • Mr and Mrs Short (Grand Magnolia, 1004)
  • Nicholas Nodes (numerous bird and mammal specimens)
  • Paul Mason (Three New Blades, 1604, Winter Leaves – Long eared owl, 1105, Pearly King and Queen 1106)
  • Petula Stone (Rosa gallica officinalis, Gallic rose, 1307)
  • Phil Crow, Bourn Golf Club (1703 Fairy Flowers and Brimstone, ‘1 o’clock high’ Green Woodpeckers 1301, Golden Japanese Quince 0003)
  • Raptor Foundation, St Ives, Cambridgeshire (Red Kites by Watts Wood, 1104)
  • Roger Rowe (For Me? Wow!, 1507)
  • Rosemary Hebditch (Canoodling in the Loquats 1107, Bird of Paradise 0001)
  • Valerie and John (White Helleborines and Chiffchaffs, 1103)


Association of Animal Artists
Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA)
b Gallery
Cambridge Natural History Society (CNHS)
Cambridge Creative Network
Cambridge Open Studios
Creative Coverage
Darryl Nantais, Linton, Cambs
Dictionary of International Biography
Enterprising Women (
Exhibition of Wildlife Art (EWA)
Facebook Link to My Page
Fine Art Trade Guild
Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve (Paxton Pits)
Haddenham Conservation Society (HCS)
Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA) Business Directory
Luton Hoo Walled Garden
Malcolm Mellor, Circa Antiques & Collectables, No. 1 Manor Mews, Holt, NR25 6AW
Marwell International Wildlife Art Society
National Exhibition of Wildlife Art
National Farmers Union
Painters Online
Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
Royston Arts Society RAS
Saatchi Gallery Online
Society of All Artists (SAA)
Society of Botanical Artists
The National Trust
The Natural World Art Society NWAS [Formerly Group]
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
The Tavern Gallery, Meldreth, Nr Royston
The Wildlife Trusts (WildlifeTrusts)
Who’s Who In Art
Wildlife Artists Net Link


For the most beautiful wildlife and sporting paintings visit: JONATHAN POINTER’S WEBSITE
Jandy Photography wonderful natural history photographs from Jan and Andy Smith.
Scribblers: Calligraphy Supplies, Calligraphy Lessons, Gilding materials
NFU Countryside Online
David Shephard Wildlife Foundation
Daler Rowney, Trusted by Artists Worldwide
UK and British Wildlife GB Wildlife: UK Wildlife with site, group and event listings
Academic Transcriptions provide excellent transcription of tapes and manuscripts, secretarial and research services. Count your website visitors
Highfield Farm Touring Park Award winning Camping and Caravan site, Comberton, nr Cambridge
Bourn Golf and Country Club 18-hole, gym complex (including pool), nr Cambridge
Juliet A Gorman beautiful, original smoke-fired Ceramics with an African theme
Cambridge University Press
Tropical Agriculture Association
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr S.M. Haslam, Field Botanist and Researcher
Fairhaven’s Stonemasons
The village of Comberton
Rutland Bird Fair
The Royal Academy of Arts
Raptor Foundation (St Ives, Cambs)
Kew Gardens
Walking Holidays in Etruria, Italy, with Natural History Guide, Marco Valtriani

John Betts, [Great] Photography

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