This is my first blog posting on the Artists for Conservation website. I feel honoured and privileged to be selected as a member, because Conservation and protection of the environment, climate change issues and how they effect wildlife habitat, all of those items are extremely important to me.Mission & Vision of AFCArtists for Conservation is a Canadian based international non-profit. AFC represents 500 artists from 30 countries,in the nature/wildlife art genre, who are committed to conservation. Many of the world's most recognized names in the field are actively involved.Our mission...
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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...
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"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....
Artist: Kelly Dodge (Wednesday, 15 August, 2018)
The Artists of KawarthaContemporary Artists, Wild with PassionDesigned & Published by Andrea HilloEdited by Leonard PizzeyForeword by Michael Dumas "Like the three books that have preceded it, The Artists of Kawartha was conceived from a desire to honour artists and bring their work to the attention of a wider audience. Its pages are a testament to their creator, Andrea Hillo, whose passion for art and empathy with artists has led her to follow a daunting path as an independent publisher.Leonard Pizzey
Artist: Betsy Popp (Sunday, 12 August, 2018)
Saturday, August 11 - I initially went to the Meadow Springs parking area. A favorite spot to park to hike Mary's Rock, which I had already done, but I thought I would attempt Buck's Hollow/Buck Ridge. In the parking lot a met an experienced man/hiker with his lady friend, who was fairly new to hiking. He said the since 2012 he has lived in a one man tent and I certainly could not do the same as I love being outdoors and taking adventures but I do also like the conveniences of modern life as well. After the prior day of turning off of a trail due to a huge bear...
Artist: Carina Kramer (Saturday, 23 June, 2018)
I am incredibly honored that I have been asked to participate in the annual Sketch for Survival exhibition.For everyone who does not know about this wonderful event, here´s a short introduction: The Real World Conservation Trust set a campaign (Explorers against Extinction) of which the Sketch for Survival exhibition is a part. Professional artists as well as well-known celebrities are asked to donate sketches, original art, illustrations or cartoons, which are sold in aid of conservation. Last year´s event raised £40.000 and funded vital projects of Rhino...
Artist: Sandy Brooks (Tuesday, 29 May, 2018)
The First Annual Pain St Louis Plein Air is in the books! AND I survived!!54 artists from around the midwest joined the inaugural event to paint some of St Louis's premier locations including the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St Louis County Parks, Confluence State Park, the Kirkwood Market and Train Station and the historic village and antique carousel at Faust Park. Above are a few of the images that were produced. Below are candids of some of the artists. Most of the artists had not been to at least one of these nature oriented locations and have already indicated they will be...
Artist: Linda Sorensen (Saturday, 26 May, 2018)
Wild Women, Painters of the Wilderness , Linda Sorensen, Kathy Haycock and Joyce Burkholder are a featured story in this springs edition of Paddling Magazine
Artist: Ellen Woodbury (Saturday, 5 May, 2018)
I write an entertaining blog post for each stone sculpture I make. I write about the inspiration for a specific sculpture, along with details of the creative process and information about the stone I use. Each essay tells the story of the piece and provides an avenue for greater appreciation of the artwork and the art form of stone sculpture.Please visit this link to learn more about why I do what I do: https://ellenwoodbury.com/blog/Scroll down to find all entries for all my creations.
Artist: Linda Sorensen (Wednesday, 25 April, 2018)
This spring I got out painting the last of the spring thaw with Wild Women and some friends....I love this time of year, the contrast of the snow against the blue river water . We painted on the Madawaska River and Poverty Lake in Whitney ON.
Artist: Paula Wiegmink (Wednesday, 18 April, 2018)
The Innovation interior decorating business invited me to attend their 40th year in business celebration in Perth, Western Australia.Having previously exhibted with them as a featured artist during the launch of their 'Africa themed' evening they sent me a personal invitation to attend the event. I was asked if I would donate a painting to be auctioned on the night of the 40th anniversary event celebration. The event was attended by honoured and invited guests only. The funds raised went to an organization of my choice 'Dr Jane Goodall Institute'Some of the special guests were...
Artist: Linda Sorensen (Thursday, 8 February, 2018)
In February 2018, I travelled to Arizona with Wild Women, Joyce Burkholder and Kathy Haycock . We painted for one week at various locations in Sedona and the Superstistion Mountains to document the natural beauty of of the rock formations. Everyday we travelled backroads by jeep to new and inspiring painting locations. Never having been to the desert before I was in awe of the scuptural shapes and colour of the rocks in Sedona .....really beautiful. At different times of the day the shadows moved over the rocks creating magical plays of light and form. The colours of the rocks...
Artist: Rebecca Latham (Saturday, 3 February, 2018)
New painting, "Bobcat Curiosity", will be showing at the Georgia Watercolor Society's National Exhibition at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta March 16 - April 29, 2018 (Image ©Rebecca Latham)