Last weekend, Bob and I drove down to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards weekend. At the Awards dinner, I was both shocked and absolutely thrilled to be inducted into the Guild's Hall of Fame. I retired from the Fine Art Committee last Autumn after ten years, five of which were as Chair of the committee and also as a Director of the Guild (2012-2017). I also worked as the North West Branch Master for three years. Happy times...but we want to spend more time travelling now! I shall forever be amazed and delighted at having received this Award from the Guild....it...
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Artist: Anne Corless (Friday, 20 May, 2022)
Artist: Aga Elliott (Sunday, 15 May, 2022)
Currently working on a couple of pieces for African Wildlife Art. This organization, based in South Africa, is bringing awarness of certain animals that are protected by them in Imfolozi and Tembe park, like Wild Dog, Cheetah and Birdlife. They are launching an online gallery in July 2022, where 50% of the proceeds goes to conservation projects in Africa.
Artist: Gregory Wellman (Tuesday, 10 May, 2022)
NEW DATES: November 18th - December 2nd 2022. Im very much looking forward - depending on number of bookings- to being the art host on the AFC's Fundraiser Safari to Kenya in 2022, working with Tour Leader and host Timothy Jackson of Jackson's African Safaris.Here's the news from the AFC site Blog:Artists, photographers and conservationists interested in traveling to Kenya in November 2022. Join Timothy Jackson, owner of Jackson’s African Safaris; on an expedition and raise funds for two conservation organizations – Artists for...
Artist: Anne Corless (Wednesday, 16 June, 2021)
Read about my Art Journey to Iceland and Greenland in 2019: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...
“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,...
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...
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.
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: Susan Shimeld (Saturday, 7 November, 2020)
I have lived and worked at the Larmer Tree Gardens for 31 extremely happy years and feel privileged to have known, and been able to spend time with the late Michael Pitt Rivers: owner of the Larmer Tree Gardens and Rushmore Estate. During the 90's, both Michael and his partner, Mr. William Gronow Davis, very kindly commissioned me to produce a number of artworks.In 2005, I opened my Studio doors to folk visiting the gardens and it was lovely meeting so many different people from all walks of life, and from all corners of the world.Sadly though, Covid has taken its toll and this summer I...
Artist: Le Xiang (Saturday, 24 October, 2020)
From October 19 to 20, I participated in the national synchronized survey of Spoon-billed Sandpiper. In Tiaozini, Dongtai City, Jiangsu Province, I witnessed 26 Spoon-billed Sandpiper myself in two days, two of which had flags. The team has witnessed hundreds of Spoon-billed Sanderpiper, and the specific number is still under statistics.
Artist: Le Xiang (Monday, 27 July, 2020)
Artist: Mark Hallett (Sunday, 5 April, 2020)
Mark is currently at work illustrating a new Columbia University Press book on horse paleontology, tentatively titled The Horse: A Natural History, by Eric Scott. The title will include the most recent fossil equid finds and offer a current perspective on what is known about horse paleobiology and the conservation of wild species.
Artist: Linda Martin (Sunday, 5 April, 2020)
"Zoo friend and local artist Linda Martin has recently been recognised by the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia Inc for her drawing of Misty.Linda not only draws our beautiful animals here at the Zoo, but is also a great supporter of conservation, with all the proceeds of her gift cards sold through the Zoo gift shop going directly to the Cheetah Trust Foundation."Billabong Zoo Feb 11, 2020
Artist: Mark Hallett (Saturday, 4 April, 2020)
Mark's art of dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus rex, will appear as the jacket cover and selected interior illustrations for a new book, DINOSAURS: What We Know, How We Know by paleobiologist Mary H. Schweitzer and her coauthors. This book will explore the newest discoveries of dinosaurs based on Dr. Schweitzer's molecular biology studies of the ancient animals' soft tissues and bones.
Artist: Mark Hallett (Friday, 3 April, 2020)
Mark continues to conduct talks on the latest discoveries about sauropods and other dinosaurs at various locations in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, where he also holds signings of his and his co-author Mattew Wedel's 2016 John Hopkins University Press book, Sauropods: Life In the Age of Giants.
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...