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Artist: Anne Corless (Wednesday, 16 June, 2021)
Drawing and painting from life; Iceland and Greenland (story Adobe Spark.).https://lnkd.in/eqdy79H 
Artist: Aga Elliott (Monday, 11 January, 2021)
“Locked On” - the famous Wapiti Lake pack tracking their prey. 30x40 oil on stretched linen, complete and submitted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. The Wolf pack, led by the alpha female, travel single-file through the deep snow to save energy. Wolves walking in a single-file line through deep snow is a classic example of how they are able to use weather conditions to their advantage while hunting much larger prey. The behavior of the Wolf pack is family-oriented and cooperative, and not a dominance hierarchy.I am so happy and proud to announce that...
Artist: Aga Elliott (Sunday, 3 January, 2021)
“Kissed by the Sun”, the second painting in my collection "Stop the War on Wildlife" is finished and available. For the thousands of captive-bred African lions, their life of suffering begins shortly after birth. Before becoming a trophy, lions are bred and raised on breeding farms where cubs are removed from their mothers and used as photo props for tourists, or raised by volunteers who mistakenly believe they are contributing to the conservation of lions in the wild. The cubs are frequently ill due to stress brought on by constant contact with humans, poor nutrition,...
Artist: Aga Elliott (Sunday, 3 January, 2021)
Every day I come across articles about people deciding which animals should be included in the Endangered Species List and which ones shouldn’t. What gives us the right to decide? Every species, and every individual animal, is part of an ecosystem at a micro and macro level, and needs our protection and stewardship. Humans systematically wiped out wolves in North America, only to reintroduce them to Yellowstone National Park once we became more “educated”. But the slaughter of wolves continues outside of our fake protective boundaries.Why does anyone feel the need...
Artist: Aga Elliott (Sunday, 3 January, 2021)
Elk are aslo called wapiti, a Native American word that means "light-colored deer". During the late summer breeding season the bugling of bull elk echoes through the mountains. These powerful animals strip the velvet off their new antlers using them in violent clashes that determine who gets to mate with whom. Males with the bigger antlers, typically older animals, usually win these battles.This painting is up for an auction to raise funds for Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice in Evergreen, CO.
Artist: Aga Elliott (Sunday, 3 January, 2021)
This "little" guy captured my heart a few years ago, while driving through South Dakota. His sadness was quite disturbing...he, amongst other beautiful animals, was subjected to being a resident of a drive-thru wildlife park."Longing for the Forest", 9x12, oil on canvas panel.
Artist: Mark Hallett (Thursday, 2 April, 2020)
DINOSAURS TAKE FLIGHT: The Art of Archaeopteryx now joins Silver Plume Exhibitions" previous traveling exhibit, HATCHING THE PAST to open at a variety of museum venues in the United States beginning in 2015 and extending through 2022. Featuring the painting and sculptural works of Mark Hallett and other paleoartists, the exhibit explores the history of the iconic dinosaur bird's early discovery in 1859 through modern 21st century interpretations.
Artist: June Hunter (Wednesday, 12 February, 2020)
 To celebrate Valentine's Day, this is a re-post of the popular 2017 George and Mabel: A Love Story They say that crows usually mate for life.  George and Mabel have certainly stuck together through good, and some very bad, times — so, in honour of Valentine's Day, here is their story.I wrote about some of their trials and tribulations about a year ago in the blog post George's Tough Year. This is the next instalment of their story.In spite of babies lost to illness  and a seemingly catastrophic injury, George has kept on keeping on and, with the help of...
Artist: Linda Martin (Sunday, 9 February, 2020)
I am honoured to be awarded Artist of the Month on CPCAU and grateful for the support and inspiration of this group of talented coloured pencil artists
Artist: June Hunter (Wednesday, 5 February, 2020)
Corvid fashion wars are being fought in our backyard right now.Luckily the current battle is more about voguing than violence and we've seen nothing like the infamous Brighton riot fought by their human counterparts in 1964.Marvin and Mavis clearly represent the Rockers in this fashion showdown, channeling their inner Marlon Brando at every opportunity.While it was the human Rockers who flaunted the pompadour hairstyles, in this corvid context it's our Mods — the fabulously flamboyant Steller's jays — who sport the gravity defying up-do's.As I mentioned, the corvid...
Artist: Kitty Harvill (Saturday, 4 January, 2020)
 The Artists of ABUN - Artists & Biologists Unite for Nature are sharpening their pencils, priming their canvases and selecting reference photos from more than 100, as they prepare to support ACAP - Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrals in their preparations for the FIRST World Albatross Day, June 19, 2020. We are also delighted to be partnering with Projeto Albatroz in this project, supporting the work they do for the Albatross species soaring over our Brazilian waters.According to ACAP's Information Officer, John Cooper, "ACAP is particularly pleased to...
Artist: Karin Snoots (Thursday, 17 October, 2019)
Artist: Gordon Pembridge (Monday, 9 September, 2019)
If you haven't heard of the artist Gordon Pembridge–heneeds to be on your radar. Now.Born in Kenya, Pembridge now lives in picturesque New Zealand and he's always had a deepconnection with nature and his surroundings. As a fine artist and sculptor, he draws inspirationfrom the beauty of the earth around him.A series of his work that has been garnering worldwide attention is his beautiful, intricate, andbreath-taking wooden vessels that he carves and paints by hand.Pembridge's artwork incorporates wildlife, naturalhistory, and nature itself.His sculpting technique is quite...
Artist: Pat Riggs (Friday, 16 August, 2019)
It has not been as hot as it can be here in the south part of the USA.  I have been in the comfortable studio working on an new series of art.  I am calling it Artist on Safari.  It will include many pieces native to Africa that I have never painted before such as Wildebeests and Cape Buffalo.   One piece is nearly finished a 3' x 4' of a cape buffalo.  Also have a large one of two lions chasing eachother.  July I was able to participate in a show in Fort Smith, Arkansas, called Art on the Border.  Enjoyed meeting old friends and making new ones...
Artist: Becci Crowe (Monday, 15 July, 2019)
In honor of Dr. Jane Goodall’s 85th birthday,  AFC Signature member Becci Crowe created ‘Jane’s Prayer’ to join Jane in Chicago for a special event raising awareness and funds to benefit the work of the Jane Goodall Institute.  Founded in 1977, Jane Goodall created her namesake organization to expand chimpanzee research and protection, and promote global environmental education and conservation.  Becci was elected to the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute to join in this global mission. ‘Jane’s Prayer’ , Becci...
Artist: Betsy Popp (Tuesday, 30 October, 2018)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1777711132354495&type=1&l=d036e1a32c  Contact me if you are interested in any of these works.  Thank you.  
Artist: Betsy Popp (Tuesday, 30 October, 2018)
"What You Looking At?", Original Oil Painting (18" x 24"),  by Elizabeth (Betsy) Popp; will be one of the featured artworks at Endangered Art 4 Apes.  If you're going to be in Miami during Art Week I'd love for you to come to visit and enjoy this year's exhibition.  Endangered Art 4 Apes - Fine Art & Photography Exhibition 2018 at the Dade Heritage Trust, 190 SE Terrace, Miami, FL  33131. December 5 - 8; 2 - 9 pm.  Full program at www.Art4Apes.com  Benefits Center for Great Apes  www.CenterForGreatApes.org
Artist: Linda Besse (Wednesday, 17 October, 2018)
Linda's painting Breath of Fresh Air was awarded the Animal Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show in Boulder, CO.
Artist: Kay Polito (Tuesday, 25 September, 2018)
Painting for a Good CauseKay was invited to paint a cowboy hat to benefit the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association in June. Wrangler provided the hats and participationg artists designed and painted them.The NIRF committee's goal was to raise $10,000.00 through a Style Show event held at the Holiday Inn in Casper, Wyoming. The contributing artists helped to boost that amount to almost $23,000.00 and the event sold out.The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Foundation supports scholarships, injured rodeo athletes, historical preservation of Western tradions, and RAWHIDE (which fosters...
Artist: Betsy Popp (Saturday, 18 August, 2018)
Thursday, August 16 - I packed for a long day of hiking the Cedar Run Trail Loop.  This trail decents into the Cedar Run Canyon along a series of cascading waters and quiet pools.  I had pondered bringing my fly rod but decided that I did not want to carry anything more than I had to, also wanting my hands free.  I regretted that decision as all along the way I saw deep, cool, quiet pools where I believed lurked a trophy trout.....het a person can dream.  It is better that I did not bring my rod as I probably would still be on the trail checking out the quiet waters....

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