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Glen Loates

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for October, 2004

Glen is an avid and active environmentalist, lending his name and talents to hundreds of projects for nature and wildlife preservation. He completed a series of owl drawings for a platinum collector coin series for the Royal Canadian Mint and a series of four paintings of North American animals to support the World Wildlife Fund. Through the Franklin Mint, in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation, his limited edition collector plate series, "Feline Friends", has successfully taken his popular images to the United States, Europe and Australia.

Most recently, Glen has been commissioned to develop a huge Deep Sea mural representing over 125 different species of ocean life for display at the exciting new Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. A trained observer and chronicler of nature, he has traveled to search for rare and exotic, as well as familiar, wildlife. His wanderings have taken him from his backyard to the frigid Arctic terrain, and from the deserts of Arizona to the bottom of the ocean a mile beneath the water's surface off the coasts of Newfoundland and Bermuda. Glen was invited to be the scientific artist to search for sea creatures never seen before.

Glen has been internationally acknowledged as one of today's foremost artists. His work has been featured throughout the world in such publications as Geo Magazine, Time Magazine and Reader's Digest. He has received many honors, including induction into the prestigious Explorers' Club, for being the first artist to descend 5, 117 feet in a submersible to study and record deep-sea life in the Atlantic Ocean.Les Line, former editor of Audubon Magazine in New York wrote:

"I have been frequently asked to name the best nature artist. To do so, even were I willing, is patently impossible. For one thing, there are artists who specialize in birds, in plants, in fishes and other marine life. There are even artists who paint little else but charging elephants and stalking lions. But there are very few nature artists capable of portraying any subject with great skill, imagination and accuracy, who can capture the being of a blue jay, cougar, salmon, lily, or moth with equal excellence. And there is none better in this elite category than Martin Glen Loates...What leaps from the paintings is the essence, the vitality, and the place of the animal. It's Life!"

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