Natalie Raffield

AFC Conservation Artist of the Month for July, 2018

Natalie Raffield has supported AFC for several years in its conservation mission and recently attended and had her artwork in the live juried international AFC exhibition in Vancouver. 

"I am committed to supporting nature and have donated works to a number of conservation organizations including; the Southern Tanzania Elephant Project, Opportunity Canada, Bogoso Womens Breast Cancer Prevention, AfricAid, Artists for Nature, and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. In 2016 the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition exhibited 101 Zebras painting sold for conservation programs. In northern Ontario, Canada, in 2006 managed a community banner art project with fifty artists and in 2004 was one of nineteen Ducks Unlimited artists to have their work printed and sold in aid of Canadian wetland conservation." 

She was born in South Africa and now lives in both Colorado and Ghana. In 2009 she obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Digital Arts from Red Rocks Community College.

"I now divide my work between photography, painting and videography with my main subject matter being wildlife.

Preserving our natural heritage on Earth is to me, becoming one of our fundamental issues for survival. I feel honored to be able to help organisations with my art to promote understanding and love for nature.

Natalie recently completed a series of Ghanaian paintings and photographs inspired by Mole National Park in Ghana. The exhibit of these held in Accra was in aid of the rangers that care for the park. The rangers are instrumental in conservation education and helping the villagers with eco-tourism. She recently completed producing a documentary, “A Day in The Life of A Ranger" to help educate Ghanaians and visitors to Ghana about the great work that the rangers do to conserve the elephants at Mole National Park. It can be viewed at 

Natalie suports a number of conservation organizations in a number of ways including:

  • Donated artwork to Southern Tanzania Elephant Project
  • Supports Bogoso Womens group
  • Ducks Unlimited limited prints for preservation of wetlands
  • David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2016, 101 Zebras sold for conservation 

Learn more and browse Natalie's art. 

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