Featured Artist News

Artist: Anne Corless (Monday, 18 September, 2023)
Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 24th September, for this Fine Art Trade Guild event! Informative and fun is the hallmark of these events and where else can you meet others from all areas of the art industry, from around the world?! I will be talking about my Art Journeys and the joy of collaborating with wildlife organisations and charities, most recently with ORCA through my art teaching on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. In my role as a Derwent Art Ambassador I recently worked with John Lewis & Partners and National Trust in aid of the Riverlands...
Artist: Susan Shimeld (Sunday, 3 September, 2023)
When Little Rosemary was rescued, she weighed only 2.63 grams and was a tiny, late-born, injured, sticky-winged, and mite-infested pup. As she grew, the small tear in her wing membrane became a 1cm hole, the little white patch, located to the right of her fifth finger. (The weighing scales photo shows a very thin-waisted little pup)On August 15th, I was pleased to see that the membrane had started to repair itself and two nights ago, when completely healed, I tested her in a small puppy playpen - it took eight attempts, and she flew briefly. As the weather had warmed up, I took her to the bat...
Artist: Anne Corless (Friday, 25 August, 2023)
It is always fun to share my love of the natural world when teaching art on cruises, especially when there are wildlife experts on board! I love collaborating with ORCA on our journeys with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. On our cruise earlier this year, on MV Borealis to 'Renaissance Italy, The Adriatic & Amalfi Coast', the ORCA Ocean Conservationists on board shared photos and videos with the guests, who appreciated this unique opportunity to not only learn more about ocean conservation but to gets tips on creating artwork of whales and dolphins! As a Wildlife Artist (working on this...
Artist: Kathy Kleinsteiber (Monday, 13 March, 2023)
I am honored to have been chosen as this year's Festival Artist for the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival. It will be held the first weekend in November in Lodi, CA, near a prime wintering location of the Greater Sandhill Cranes in the Central Valley of California.
Artist: Jeanne Filler Scott (Wednesday, 21 December, 2022)
The “Unveiling of the Newly Restored Mosasaur Painting” at the Rutgers Geology Museum in New Brunswick, NJ last night was well attended, with over 50 people, on a cold, rainy night in the midst of the winter storm front that was sweeping across the country. This fall, I restored this large (4 ft x 6 ft) painting that I did for the museum in 1977, when I was an art student there. My husband Tim helped me tremendously, building an apparatus to keep this very large painting supported while in the back of our SUV and doing all of the driving (13 hours from Kentucky to New Jersey!)...
Artist: Ahsan Qureshi (Monday, 21 November, 2022)
Pakistan National Council of The Arts (PNCA) is delighted to introduce Wildlife Artists of Pakistan, Ahsan Qureshi & Kamran Qureshi on 18th Nov, at 10am in Gallery#5. Secretary NH&CD Ms. Fareena Mazhar has graciously consented to inaugurate the exhibition. The stunning artworks aim to showcase beauty and diversity of wildlife of Pakistan. The artists have a passion for conservation of nature for which, through their work, they hope to generate awareness and call for collective actions. The exhibition will continue till 25th November, 22.
Artist: Chris Navarro (Thursday, 3 November, 2022)
Sculptor Chris Navarro saving old wind turbine blades from landfills and creating monumental art. Turning trash into art.The blades of wind turbines can be from 120 feet to 219 feet in length. The 120-foot blades weigh 12,OOO lbs. and cost $125,000 each and have an estimated life cycle of 20 years.Obsolete wind turbine rotor blades are a problem because they are made with use of glass and carbon fiber and are extremely difficult to recycle at the present time. Thousands of tons of rotor blade waste materials are expected to arrive at waste reception centers in the next few years.‘...
Artist: Vicky Earle (Tuesday, 25 October, 2022)
Photo above: Minnekhada Regional Park; Photo right: Western ToadWetlands are distinct ecosystems that are flooded by water, either permanently (for years or decades) or seasonally (for weeks or months). The water in wetlands is either freshwater, brackish or saltwater. The main wetland types are classified based on the dominant plants and/or the source of the water. For example, marshes are wetlands dominated by emergent vegetation such as reeds, cattails and sedges; swamps are dominated by woody vegetation such as trees and shrubs. Examples of wetlands classified by their sources of...
Artist: Anne Corless (Friday, 20 May, 2022)
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...
Artist: Anne Corless (Friday, 20 May, 2022)
We are back home from an amazing cruise to the Azores and Iceland; teaching art workshops and whale watching with ORCA on board!   ORCA was involved in the planning of the cruise, suggesting the cruise followed the migration route of whales.  It was fun to liaise with the ORCA team who kindly supplied the artists in the art workshops with photos (to use as reference) from sightings on their trips, including on this cruise. They also came along to the workshops to see the artwork in progress and talk to us all about whales and dolphins. On the last full day at sea we held...
Artist: Agnieszka (Aga) Elliott (Sunday, 15 May, 2022)
Currently working on a couple of pieces for Africa 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: Anne Corless (Wednesday, 16 June, 2021)
Read about my Art Journey to Iceland and Greenland in 2019:https://lnkd.in/eqdy79H 
Artist: Agnieszka (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: Agnieszka (Aga) Elliott (Sunday, 3 January, 2021)
“Kissed by the Sun”. 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, and terrible living conditions.Being raised by hand, the lions hardly demonstrate any shyness or...
Artist: Agnieszka (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.This painting was created to...
Artist: Agnieszka (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: Agnieszka (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: 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...
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