Wild in Art’s Shaun the Sheep sculpture trail

It’s less than a week to go until Shaun the Sheep comes to The Sill for a fantastic summer of fun and baa-rilliant adventures! 

As part of the Shaun the Sheep take-over, there will be an amazing Wild In Art sculpture trail featuring six super-sized Shaun the Sheep boldly decorated by artists from across the country. The super-sized Shauns will be placed in the grounds of The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, and there will be trail and activity sheet for children to complete. 

Now ahead of the trail opening to the public on Saturday 29 June, we’re bringing you a sneak preview of each of the Shauns so that you can appreciate the fantastic work that has gone into creating these works of art.

Lemon Drop by Lisa Kirkbride Designs 

Lisa Kirkbride is a graphic designer and illustrator from Whitley Bay. Her illustrative style is heavily influenced by her background in graphics and her love of Scandinavian design and 1950s vintage fabrics. This results in her creating designs which are bold, vibrant and fun. 

Shoal the Sheep by Jina Gelder 

Jina is a wildlife artist and illustrator based in Northumberland. She adores mark making and exploring different textures in her work, whilst making people smile with her lively paintings.

Hitsuji by Jessica Perrin 

Jess is an illustrator and designer living and working in Birmingham with her love for character design seen throughout her work. Jess has painted 70 sculptures for Wild in Art since 2017, with a selection of her sculptures selling for over £200,000 for various charities. 

Counting Sheep by Katy Dynes 

Katy lives in a little village just outside of Market Harborough and has been working as a freelance illustrator and workshop provider since 2007. Her work covers a huge range of subjects including book illustration, cartoons, pet portraits, murals and teaching art workshops to children. 

Trail Grazer by Sandra Russell  

Sandra Russell is a painter, illustrator and storyboard artist based in the North East. She mainly works for advertising agencies drawing digitally how an advert will look like before it goes into production, alongside her partner Steve Johnson. She really enjoys painting Wild in Art sculptures as they bring so much joy and colour to public spaces. 

BaaaArt Deco by Mik Richardson 

Mik is a Norfolk based artist who has been involved in over 50 Wild in Art trails and, as of March 2024, has painted 106 sculptures. He loves being involved in the trails and finds nothing quite as enjoyable coming up with a new design for a sculpture. 

Wild in Art is the leading producer of spectacular, meaningful and innovative public art trails. Wild in Art works with destinations, charities, brand owners, artists, businesses, learning providers and communities across the UK and worldwide to create memorable events that make a difference. 

Shaun the Sheep arrives at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre from 29 June until 8 September.