Jeffrey Whiting, President & Founder
Artists for Conservation was founded in 1997 by Jeff Whiting - artist, scientist, author, environmental advocate, and social entrepreneur. With a formal education in biology and earth sciences, he has been an accomplished and award-winning artist since the age of 15, being recognized as one of the world’s top 15 sculptors of wildfowl, and one of the youngest exhibitors ever to be juried for inclusion in the Birds in Art, the world’s foremost bird art exhibition. At 16 years of age, the Prime Minister of Canada presented one of Jeff's sculptures to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At 18, Jeff completed his first of 5 books and won first prize at the World Championships for Wildfowl Carving. He has published close to ten books in the nature art genre, including educational workbooks, journals and exhibit books. His expertise in nature inspired art stems from three decades of experience in the field as author, educator, and practitioner.
Jeff spends most of his professional time as the key driving force and visionary behind Artists for Conservation, . combining his artistic creativity and business acumen with the passion for environmental advocacy to bring about change on a global scale. In addition to being the founding member of Artists for Conservation, Jeff is a Signature Members of the Society of Animal Artists, Birds In Art Alumnus and Business in Vancouver 40-Under-40, award winner and Fellow International of the Explorer's Club. Jeff resides in North Vancouver, British Columbia.