Wildmurals

Helen Shackleton


1 The Boulevards
Walkley Hill
Rodborough
Stroud, Gloucestershire
GL5 3TY

Tel: 01453 753968
Mobile: 07952 759643
Fax: 01453 753968
Email:
Website: www.wildmurals.co.uk

Categories

  1. Architecture/building services
  2. Arts/environmental arts
  3. Exhibition design
  4. Illustration
  5. Interpretive design/production

Services

“Helen is a friendly, creative and multi-disciplined artist who brings our      natural heritage to life through her murals and design work. She engages audiences of all ages through the use of a variety of media and understands the importance of balancing the needs of both wildlife and people throughout the design process.”

Murals
I produce unique, high quality, hand painted murals, specialising in trompe l’oeil and natural history.

Illustration
I can illustrate in a range of media from bold, colourful acrylics to delicate watercolours, soft pencil to bright edged scraperboard.

Exhibits and interpretation
Whether your project is outdoors or indoors, large or small, Wildmurals design lively, fun, interactive and where appropriate, fully immersive exhibits with a strong educational focus. We engage visitors through thought provoking, informative, and inspiring interpretation. From individual panels to complete exhibits, we enjoy finding innovative ways to tell your story – the key to successful interpretation.

Play
Bring the fun and exploration back into play! From giant custom made interactives to natural play trails, I consider the whole landscape as part of the design process.

Shelters
I create beautiful shelters and hides inspired by nature. Designed and built with sustainability in mind.

To see more of my work visit my website or follow me on Instagram or Linkedin.

Projects

EDDC and Devon Wildlife Trust, Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre.
Design and visualisation for HLF round 1 and 2 through to final design, production and installation. A multi-award winning visitor attraction in East Devon. This project included an fully immersive internal exhibit, external landscaping and exhibits, design, build and fit out of an outdoor infinity pool undercover area with water wall and a series of environmental art installations at key points in the landscape.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Wood Lane NR
Design, build and fit out of Heron Hide. A two-storey bird hide and learning space with interpretation of the Mere’s and Mosses including a sedum roof, a peat bog roof, and 360 degree mural. Also, design and fit out of the Rock and Ice field Station including landscaping and murals.

National Trust, Chartwell
A bespoke natural play trail through the woods.

National Trust, Boxhill
Design and production of Boxhill Discovery Zone and Learning Space including illustrated maps and large-scale murals. Also a 2km natural play trail through the woods.

Zoological Society of London, Regents Park Zoo
Main entrance structure, picnic shelters and interpretation housings for the Sumatran Tiger exhibit at Regents Park Zoo.

RHS, Wisley
Play area shelter inspired by nature, complete with swinging seat.
Thames Water, Farmoor Reservoir.
Design and production of an interpretation trail.

Cotswold Water Park Trust
– various projects including outdoor interpretation trails and design of The Reed Hide. (Winner of the ‘inourelement’ environmental arts competition and subsequently won the BTO British Energy Business Bird Challenge Award).

BBOWT
Hand painted travelling floor game for shows and migration murals for College Lake Nature Reserve.

Surrey Wildlife Trust
Murals for Newlands Corner and Ockham Bites as well as a travelling hand painted floor game for shows.

WWT, Welney Wetland Centre
Fenland Life Discovery Zone and Pond Life Learning Space.

Many private commission wildlife murals

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  • Oak arches and an acorn inspired treehouse – for adults and children alike! An amazing space to sit and read as the sun goes down. Constructed from Oak with a cedar shingle roof, it comes complete with a rope ladder and stained glass windows.

    Oak arches and an acorn inspired treehouse – for adults and children alike! An amazing space to sit and read as the sun goes down.

  • Time travel really is possible at Seaton Jurassic and this is what it looks like. An award winning visitor centre for East Devon. Visit www.seatonjurassic.

    Time travel really is possible at Seaton Jurassic and this is what it looks like. An award winning visitor centre for East Devon.

  • Hen Harrier. Acrylics. Just a sample of my illustration work. I specialise in natural history but can paint most subjects. I work in a variety of media depending on the commission.

    Hen Harrier. Acrylics. Just a sample of my illustration work. I specialise in natural history but can paint most subjects.

  • Inspired by the Common Reed, the design of this bird hide won the ‘inourelement’ competition with Cotswold Water Park Trust and went on to win a BTO award. One of many bird hides and shelters we have created.

    Inspired by the Common Reed, the design of this bird hide won the ‘inourelement’ competition with Cotswold Water Park Trust

  • From a Victorian time travellers house to the depths of a rock pool the exhibit we designed and built for Seaton Jurassic really is fun, interactive and fully immersive. Designed to engage the visitors with the wider landscape.

    From a Victorian time travellers house to the depths of a rock pool the exhibit we designed and built for Seaton Jurassic …