About the Artist

William Ritchie is an Australian wildlife artist with a PhD in Biology who combines his deep understanding of the natural world with a lifelong passion for wildlife and its conservation to create detailed artwork that captures the unique character of his subjects.  

He is comfortable working in any medium but specialises in oil, watercolour and gouache.  He creates sculptures from recycled materials, including scrap metal and recycled timber. His artwork has received numerous awards and commendations.

William currently lives and works as a wildlife artist and art educator in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria.


  • Commission work
  • Original Artworks (paintings, drawings and sculpture)
  • Reproductions
  • Art Workshops
  • Art Demonstrations


  • Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA)
  • Macedon Ranges Art Trail
  • Victorian Artists Society (VAS)
  • Wildlife Art Museum of Australia (WAMA)
  • Wildlife Artists Society of Australasia (WASA)
  • Wildlife Victoria (WV)
  • Woodend Art Group (WAG)


  • Inside covering art – James Affleck (2010). Geelong Collegians at the Second World War and Subsequent Conflicts. Newtown, Vic. Geelong College Foundation