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Artist: Susan Shimeld (Saturday, 4 March, 2017)
Rescuing Toads, Frogs and  providing them with a deeper, safer new home for their frog and toad spawn.We have a dilemma close to home. The gathering of 100's of horses in the Park for the annual Portman British Eventing - due to start at the beginning of April - is going to have a devastating effect on the frogs, toads and their offspring that have recently adopted a newly constructed, shallow water horse jump as their new home. With horses thundering through the small pond the little froglets and toads won't stand a chance, so.... this weekend we are a doing an...
Artist: Anne Corless (Monday, 6 July, 2015)
On our boat trip out to Gjesvaertappen Nature Reserve in Norway, in the summer of 2015, we were accompanied by thousands of puffins.  As we were unable to land on this island, a protected bird sanctuary, we sailed around its rocky shores escorted seemingly by many of the 50,000 puffins that arrive each year, as they flapped frantically just above the choppy waters, dodging waves.  Overhead white tailed eagles soared high with an occasional low swoop. Our captain spotted so many different birds I lost track...but bravely held on to my rather damp sketchbook as I tried...
Artist: Kelly Dodge (Tuesday, 12 October, 2010)
In 2008 Master Artist and Environmentalist Robert Bateman had an unprecedented solo showing of his work at the McMichael Gallery in Klineburg, Ontario, Canada.  Dodge attended Robert's opening and had the opportunity to meet and talk with the renowned artist whom she had admired most of her life.  At this time he invited Dodge to attend a 5 day master artist seminar he was giving on Cortes Island, B.C.  Dodge attended that life changing seminar and had the opportunity recently to return two years later to B.C. for a second seminar with the renowned painter.  The...
Artist: Kelly Dodge (Wednesday, 1 June, 2005)
June 2005 saw WNAG members, Canadian artists  and Society of Animal Artists signature members Kelly Dodge and Patricia Pepin (centre) exploring Kenya with family and friends.  Pictured here at Lake Nakuru National Park, their adventures also took them on safari to the  Samburu Game Reserve, the Aberdares National Park and the Masai Mara  Game Reserve.  Thanks go to fellow artist and travelling companion Larry Seymour from South Carolina for organizing the trip and for extending the invitation while exhibiting at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition last year.  ...
One of David's pieces, "Madagascar - Creatures of the Night IV," has once again received an Honorable Mention in the Art Renewal Center (ARC) 2014/2015 International Salon Competition.David is thrilled that his image has been chosen as the banner to the Honorable Mention page:http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/salon_winners.php?contest=2014-2015 Salon&page=HonorableMention#AnimalAnother one of David's images, "Apex" was also among the only 789 finalists, which represented the top 31% of works submitted.  With an approximate 2500 entries by over 1,000 artists...

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