“I’ve always preferred animals to humans (!)
My lifelong passion for wildlife is my biggest inspiration in my art. They and their vital role in the World are deeply important to me. I have an intuitive connection with them, which I have developed over many years. I share their ancient wisdom and energy, connecting with them as I work, bringing this into my work, which results in a unique co-creation.
I invite you as viewer to feel into their energy through my work and connect to that part within yourself to find greater balance. I believe that we can learn so much about ourselves by connecting more deeply with other species and that this will change the World for good.
When creating my art intuitively I become deeply quiet and at peace. Listening with my heart, I receive their unique wisdom and healing. Their eyes draw you in, revealing an unspoken truth, when your heart is open, which reconnects you with nature's harmonious equilibrium.
I’ve always been called to draw and paint wildlife and to share their wonderful wisdom through my work. Working with soft pastels (Wild Soul Collection) and polychromos oil based pencils (Wild Britain Collection) I find detail and softness for feathers, fur and scales. Based in rural Derbyshire I’m surrounded by nature, a constant source of renewal and inspiration.”
Meet The Artist
Jules Chabeaux is an intuitive wildlife artist based in rural Derbyshire, UK. Born into Celtic ancestry and spending summers with her grandparents in the highlands of Scotland, Jules was always instinctively drawn to draw, paint and help protect animals. She even sacrificed her top art grade, refusing to include other subjects, proudly exhibiting her portfolio of animal art. At 16 she earned her first paid art commission. Unable to imagine earning a living from art at this young age, however, Jules felt her only option was to “get a real job” leaving her true passions behind.
Her transition into the corporate world took her far from animals and art into a consumerist world, working in the retail and then banking sector, where she found solace from specialising in human potential, learning and leadership, delving deeply into our human ability to create our dreams. She quickly rose through the ranks, traveling the world and learning a great deal. Yet her heart longed to reconnect with her passion for animals and gradually she realised that she had to make a profound change to her life to bring her much closer to her true purpose.
So in 2010 she bravely left this lucrative career, retraining as an animal communicator (an amazing practice of heart-based communication with animals, learning to quiet your mind and open your heart, tuning into their thoughts and feelings) and a Usui Reiki animal healer (an ancient Japanese energy healing modality). She published her first book, “The Purpose of Species – Animal Messages for Humanity in 2012 and Beyond” and co-founded an international conference “Awakening to Animals”. In 2015 she became UK Director for the Global White Lion Protection Trust for three years, before finally returning, jubilantly, to her wildlife art. She reconnected more fully with her Celtic ancestry and shares the wisdom and energy of the wildlife she co creates to help more people reconnect with nature, to love and protect her.
Jules now works as a full-time self employed wildlife artist, completely dedicated to creating art that captures the hearts and souls of her collectors through the connection she has with the beings she paints and draws. A passionate wildlife conservationist Jules donates at least 10% of all her art sales to organisations that are working hard to protect these wild beings in their natural habitats, including;
Inspired by artists like the late Susan Seddon Boulet and Gordon Beningfield, she lives in a rural conservation area in the heart of the Golden Triangle, in South Derbyshire, surrounded by animals and nature. She loves rising at dawn and, following her spiritual practice, gets eagerly out into nature, before heading to her art studio, to continue working with the animals through her art practice.
Associations & Memberships
Jules is a member of the following organisations that support/develop her art practice;
Member of Creative Mornings, Derby
Member of The Derbyshire Makers
Member of Association of Animal Artists
Professional Gold Member of Supporting All Artists
Contributing Artist - Love From The Artist
Awards & Exhibitions
Jules has successfully been awarded/accepted into the following art competitions/exhibitions;
Exhibitor at Arts in the Garden, Sheffield Botanical Gardens 2-3rd September 2023.
Exhibitor at Dame Catherine's Summer Art Exhibition 26-27th August 2023.
Exhibitor at Holmfirth Art Week 2-8th July 2023.
Exhibitor at Derbyshire Open Arts 27-29th May 2023.
Solo "Wild Winter" Exhibition - Peak Village, Rowsley, nr Matlock 9th December 2022 - 23rd February 2023.
Finalist in the Fusion Art 7th Annual Animal Kingdom Online Juried Art Competition - September 2022
Exhibitor in The Wildlife Artists Society International (TWASI) 2021 Online Exhibition
Finalist in the Fusion Art 6th Annual Animal Kingdom Online Juried Art Competition – September 2021.
Solo Exhibition - Wild Britain Collection, The Animal Art Gallery, Malton, North Yorshire, UK May 2021