Michael Dumas

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for May, 2023

Michael was previously honored as the Monthly Conservation Artist in 2006.

Michael has produced paintings to promote and raise funds for many diverse conservation groups, including The World Wildlife Fund, Ducks Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Canadian Parks Partnership, The Ontario Federation of anglers and Hunters, and The International Council for the Preservation of Birds. A series depicting rare, endangered, and extinct birds of the world, and another dedicated to the Short-tailed albatross were completed under the auspices of Suntory Corporation and the Wild Bird Society of Japan.

Michael Dumas' art often reflects his concern for the welfare of the natural world. Many works are focused on endangered species -especially birds - and become part of importand private and government sponsored special exhibitions. These included a five year project initiated in 1978, creating a collection that formed the core of a 1981 exhibit at the prestigious McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinberg, Ontario. In 1987, a series on endangered birds of prey was created in conjunction with the Wildlife '87 Conservation Fund. Michael also contributed to the AFC mural of endangered species of birds which istouring internationally.

Michael is a contributor to a fund raiser of The Real World Conservation Trust termed " On the Brink" in support of aid to threatened species worldwide. This carefully curated collection of art pieces will exclusively feature threatened species The collection will be exhibited at The Dundas St. Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the OXO Gallery on London's Southbank, England in October/Novembe this year before the online auction.

Recently Michael  ( October 2022 ) was the focus of an in-depth 2 part interview, by Kathryn Lloyd seeking to reveal Michael's incentive and passion for creating art and the underlying source of his life-long support of environmental and conservation causes including his appreciation and support of AFC and its extensive effort in conservation and public education. The two part presentation provides a personal glimpse into a lifetime of passionate creating and personal values influencing his art and his desire for positive change in the minds of people regarding the wellfare of the natural world.

Michael's clear love of nature and his willingness to contribute his time, artwork, and support of a great many conservatiion causes throughout his career is clearly evident. At age 72 he remains a tireless champion for the welfare of the earth's habitats and the wildlife that call it home.

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