Featured Artist News

Artist: Anne Corless (Monday, 13 January, 2020)
I was thrilled to see my latest article, about teaching art on a cruise ship, featured in Art + Framing Today magazine, published by the Fine Art Trade Guild.  Our cruise on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines MV Boudicca, to Iceland, Greenland and the Orkney Islands was truly magical.  As a wildlife artist it is wonderful to visit remote areas of the world; to experience the wonders of the natural world.Follow www.annecorlessartjourneys
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: Lynden Cowan (Wednesday, 1 January, 2020)
Now it is the beginning of a New Year and I hope everyone has a successful creative year in 2020, and is able to follow their dreams.2019 was good to me.. selected for the Society of Canadian Artists, The Artists for Conservation, and the Ontario Society of Artists... all heavily vetted, so feel Honoured.As well work was shown in different exhibitions including the Vive Vida Gallery in Montreal in the juried members show with the Society of Canadian Artists, and the wonderful new gallery, Steve Wilson Studios and the Gallery in Niagara and was also represented at the Art Expo San Diego....
Artist: Lynden Cowan (Sunday, 29 December, 2019)
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...
Artist: Karin Snoots (Thursday, 17 October, 2019)
Artist: Beth Hoselton (Friday, 13 September, 2019)
Goodlife Magazine features Studio 737 in Barrie, Ontario, an originals-only gallery displaying the artwork of Beth Hoselton. The gallery can be visited at 505 Bryne Dr. Barrie, Ontario.      www.studio737.com
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 (Thursday, 30 August, 2018)
Leading into my last week in the park, I encountered some rainy weather.  I was either trapped in my room, attempting to spend my sentence creating art and hoping the weather changes for the better.  I managed to get in a few short hikes at a time figuring is I only went between 2 - 4 miles at a time and got caught in the rain, it wouldn't be too difficult to get back to my car.  I drove north to the Dickey Visitor's Center and stopped at Elkwollow for a sandwich.  There was considerable road construction on that particular stretch of Skyline Drive.  My...
Artist: Betsy Popp (Saturday, 18 August, 2018)
Friday, August 17 - After hiking such a big hike the day before, I planned on doing several shorter hikes today.  Among the hikes was a rock scramble on the Bearfence Mountain Loop.  A loop just over a mile with a section of climbing over and through rocks as part of the trail.  I know three adventurous granddaughters that would have loved climbing those rocks - I now know where to take them someday!  I then pulled into Hazeltop Ridge Overlook and started down the trail into the woods to Powell Mountain.  I planned on just going to the summit and back which would have...
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: Betsy Popp (Saturday, 18 August, 2018)
Wednesday, August 15 - I packed up gear for the day and headed off to the Fischer Gap parking area.  Crossing Skyline Drive I walked down the Rose River Fire Road to the base of the Dark Hollow Falls area.  I then went down the Rose River Trail in search of quiet pools of cold water where I felt a trout may be lurking.  Not becessarily trout season, I was still set to trout fish in Virginia.  I donned my 'sexy boots' that I got from my son Matthew for Mother's Day - he always seems to know what I would like and what I would use.  With leggings covering...
Artist: Kelly Dodge (Wednesday, 15 August, 2018)
  The Artists of KawarthaContemporary Artists, Wild with Passion​Designed & 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 (Tuesday, 14 August, 2018)
Sunday, August 12, gave me a rainy day.  I used the time to go to town and do laundry, toured the local Luray Zoo, and do some sketching.Monday, August 13 - I was back out on the trails.  I hiked the Lewis Springs Loop which was 3 miles.  It was amazing to hear water rushing underground in some places as I walked the trail.  To my delight I ran into Tom, a gentle, older man, walking the trail, and we ended up doing the hike together.  It was refreshing to have some one to chat with.  We were unable to find the path (which is not recommended due to hazards and...
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...

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