Kenneth W Padley, FBIPP, FRPS, FRSA (British, 1926-2006)

Kenneth Padley was born in Lincolnshire in 1926. He excelled at art at school and was awarded a scholarship to Lincoln College of Art. He worked as a graphic designer, photographer and painter of wildlife and subsequently became Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and Head of the Photographic Department at Loughborough College of Art. He was an important figure in that area of education at the time, unusually bridging the worlds of fine art and photography. Kenneth Padley was a fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a member of the Zoological Photographic Club. He is known for the meticulous detail in his animal paintings and accuracy in depicting their habitat and behaviour. He was a keen naturalist and an authority on the badger.

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Kenneth Padley at easel

Image Galleries

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Tawny owl on stump

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Trees

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Tawny owl with mouse

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Swallows with halter

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Swallows with nest

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Starling. Pencil study

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Snow Leopard

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Red Kite on fence post

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St Martin’s Scamblesby

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Red Fox at door

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Raven

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Pine Martens. Pencil study

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Peregrine adult with chick

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Otter

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Osprey with fish

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Mallard

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Heron

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Fox with mouth agape

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Dogfox with vixen

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Cobwebs

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Red Fox at Door

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Goshawk with Pheasant

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Tawny Eagle

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Bullfinches

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Fox with Campion

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Clare

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Ceres

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Badger Sleeping

This website and the accompanying book is an attempt to preserve the images and supporting details for family members now and in the future. I hope also that it will be a way of opening Ken’s work up to a wider audience and perhaps a way of gaining the recognition for him that I think his work richly deserves.

With grateful thanks to Bob Law and Gary Jeffrey at PhotoArtGB for producing the digital images and to Dave Blakey for producing this website.

Clare Hale – Author