"Creation is about relationship.  All of creation has a purpose and everyone and everything has been placed here for a reason.  Care of the environment is a biblical, God given call.  My art stems from this call and is something that I am then compelled to share.    "

The beauty of the kingdom of nature can speak to our very souls if we let it. My art is continually challenged, exercised and improved as I contemplate creation. For me art is not about imitating nature, rather it is about going beyond accurately recording details in order to inspire others to see and behold. The natural world is waiting for us with rich reward and joy as we observe, understand and care for it. All we have to do is take that first step toward a deeper relationship. When we develop awareness and get to know something, when we develop kinship, then and only then do we begin to really care about what happens. This is where true change begins. This is the heart and soul of conservation! ~ Kelly Dodge ~

A strong supporter of conservation projects and of her community, over the years Kelly has supported numerous organizations, including but not limited to:

  • Peterborough Field Naturalists
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Otonabee Regional Conservation Authority
  • Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre (OTTC)
  • Friends of Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Midland OSPCA
  • Youth Unlimited Lakefield
  • The Maryland Waterfowl Festival
  • Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario
  • Buckhorn Community Centre
  • Howell Conference and Nature Centre, Michigan
  • Kawartha Wildlife Centre, Ontario​
  • Explorers Against Extinction (Sketch for Survival)
  • Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Peterborough Public Art Gallery
  • LIndsay Gallery
  • Crossroads Christian Communications
  • The Lions Club
  • The Rotary Club
  • The Eating Disorder Program - Sick Kids Hospital
  • The Arthritis Society
  • The Minstrel Foundation
  • Candlelighters of Canada
  • Christian Artists for Missions
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation


Conservation Projects & Causes

<em>Edit Conservation Project/Cause</em> Sketch for Survival - Explorers Against Extinction | Kelly Dodge

Sketch for Survival

What is Sketch for Survival?  

For the first time Sketch for Survival has a dedicated Collection for the USA & Canada. It will be displayed at a private viewing at The Explorers Club in New York on Thursday 6th October before being sold in an online auction on Friday 7th October.  Canadian Artist Kelly Dodge is one of 34 North American artists invited to participate in the dedicated Collection for the USA and Canada. 

Sketch for Survival is an annual exhibition and sale of wildlife art in aid of conservation. It is part of a wider conservation campaign called Explorers...