Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, OBE, RA was an internationally renowned painter of British birds and wildlife. He spent most of his working life on the Isle of Anglesey.
Tunnicliffe worked in several media, including watercolor and oil painting. Much of his work depicted birds in their natural settings and other naturalistic scenes. He illustrated Henry Williamson’s Tarka the Otter and his work was used to illustrate Brooke Bond tea cards and as a result was seen by millions of people in the UK during the 1950s and 1960s. He also illustrated a number of Ladybird books. His work was characterised by its precision and accuracy, but also by the way in which he was able to portray birds as they were seen in nature rather than as stiff scientific studies.