“I’ve always preferred animals to humans (!). I feel uplifted and inspired when near to them, open, relaxed, soothed and accepted for who I am.
When creating my art I become quiet. Listening with my heart, I receive their wisdom and healing. Through my art their eyes share it all, drawing you in, revealing themselves to those who are open.
I’ve always been called to draw and paint wildlife and to share their wonderful energy and wisdom through my work. Working with soft pastels and polychromos pencils 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 Druid 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 threw away her top Art grade, refusing to include abstracts, 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 Druid 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 freelance 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 setting surrounded by animals and nature and 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 and develop her art;
Member of Artist Entrepreneur Club
Professional Gold Member of Supporting All Artists
Contributing Artist for Love From The Artist
Professional Member of Artwork Archive
Awards & Exhibitions
Jules been awarded/participated in the following art competitions/exhibitions in recognition of her Wildlife Art submissions;
Exhibitor in The Wildlife Artists Society International (TWASI) 2021 Online Exhibition
Finalist in the 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