Exhibiting Artists

River's Edge | Wallhanging by Patricia Mansell | Artists for Conservation 2020

Patricia Mansell CA

I never made a conscious decision to be an animal artist, but every time I sat down to start a new painting I was always drawn to portray animals – I think they chose me, not the over way around. My journey through painting is a constant learning process, adding to and building my knowledge by exploring new techniques. I try to raise the bar on each new painting but want the focus to be on the character of the animal rather than just anatomical details. One of the strengths of wildlife art is...

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Licuala Sunrise | Wallhanging by Pete Marshall | Artists for Conservation 2020

Pete Marshall AU

Pete has combined her veterinary knowledge with her passion for art to search the world for images to bring the fragile beauty of the endangered wildlife to the public view, and try to raise awareness of the both the subject and its environment.

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African Lioness | Wallhanging by Linda Martin | Artists for Conservation 2020

Linda Martin AU

Conservation Through Education

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As Above So Below | Wallhanging by Chris Maynard | Artists for Conservation 2020

Chris Maynard US

I carve feathers into intricate art. I strive to foster appreciation and understanding of the natural world. I do this by presenting feathers and themes associated with feathers in new ways. Feathers hold important meanings for all ages and cultures. I think this is because birds fly and we cannot; so we dream. In this way, feathers become symbols associated with hope, transformation and escape from our circumstances.   Feathers appear delicate but are not. They are made of the toughest of...

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Peregrine Falcon Emerges From The Void | Sculpture by Tony Mayo | Artists for Conservation 2020

Tony Mayo CA

I like the challenge of pushing various materials to their limit, forming them either very thin, or into demanding shapes that are not normally attempted.

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Paintball | Wallhanging by Anita McComas | Artists for Conservation 2020

Anita McComas CA

    “My art is about connecting... connecting to things that make you feel. I celebrate expression and emotion through a loose, gestural style, that is both complex and simplified” Let’s connect.   My work is a compilation of seemingly random strokes, weaving into something that exists in our world. It is a creation out of nothing, gestural strokes, marks on a canvas. I have recently discovered that while we have the capability to re-make ourselves for all outward appearances, our artistic...

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Shake | Wallhanging by Michelle McCune | Artists for Conservation 2020

Michelle McCune US

I feel blessed to be able to use paint to share magical moments of time I have experienced. I strive for my images to inspire the viewer to become part of conservation movements saving these wonderful animals and the beautiful world in which we all coexist. I chose the studio name of Vanishing Visions to showcase the moments of time captured in each image that were gone in the next instant and to remind everyone that if we do not make a change in our development of land and utilization of...

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Lycaon pictus - Still Endangered | Wallhanging by Candy McManiman | Artists for Conservation 2020

Candy McManiman CA

Often when I am traveling and birding, you do not have time for sketching but my camera is always with me. This shot captures a jaguar just before the sun set. She was stalking the Cuiaba River near Porto Jofre at the end of Transpantaneira Highway, Brazil. In recent years it has become a place where you might expect to see a Jaguar. Travelling down the Highway which is a dirt road with over 75 rickety bridges is part of the adventure to get to the river. The Pantanal is a marvelouse place also...

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Spring Colours | Wallhanging by Kelly McNeil | Artists for Conservation 2020

Kelly McNeil CA

Kelly Grace McNeil 102 Boullee Street London, Ontario, Canada N5Y 1T7   www.kellymcneil.ca mcneilwildlife@gmail.com mcneilportraits@outlook.com ARTIST STATEMENT My paintings are derived from many photographs while traipsing through wild life refuge, places like Algonquin Park, The Cove here in London, Ontario , Point Pelee National Park and my own back yard. I may take many shots of a subject then I compose and construct a painting. My painting are mainly oil on canvas and more and more I am...

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Nowhere to Go | Sculpture by Simon Morris | Artists for Conservation 2020

Simon Morris CA

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On Uncertain Ground | Wallhanging by Dianne Munkittrick | Artists for Conservation 2020

Dianne Munkittrick US

The beauty of nature shines through all Dianne's art. Her use of light and color set the mood of her work. She strives to paint beyond the ordinary interpretation of nature and tries to instill the awe and wonder that nature inspires into each piece.

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Logs and Bogs | Wallhanging by Ken Nash | Artists for Conservation 2020

Ken Nash CA

I create wilderness art that invites you to experience the same thoughts and feelings that prompt me to paint. I would like you to wonder what's around the bend in a path or over the next hill. I paint using acrylics on canvas and wood to capture the photorealistic truth of what I see.

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Forest Gate | Wallhanging by Susan Neilson | Artists for Conservation 2020

Susan Neilson CA

Through art, I celebrate subtle balance of order and disorder in nature.  My work is inspired by the resilience of wild survivors and by intricate connections in ecosystems. Art is my way to share hope for the future, where change begins with caring.

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Family Prayer | Wallhanging by Kentaro Nishino | Artists for Conservation 2020

Kentaro Nishino JP

KENTARO NISHINO [b.1980] is a Japanese painter known internationally for his wildlife art. He grew up in a rich natural environment under the influence of his father who is a nature guide. He started to draw picture from a young age on the recommendation of his mother and he was awarded in a number of international Children's Painting Competitions. While studying at the University of Hawaii, he encountered airbrush techniques and the vivid colors of Hawaii's nature, this is what inspired him to...

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Ancient as Time | Wallhanging by Dorset Norwich-Young | Artists for Conservation 2020

Dorset Norwich-Young CA

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Ibis Flying Under the Moon | Wallhanging by Mary Louise O'Sullivan | Artists for Conservation 2020

Mary Louise O'Sullivan US

I think one of the first hard choices we have to make when we start our painting lives is to decide what to paint. I went from people to cities to trees - loved to do it all. But something finally comes to you and becomes more and more of a challenge, and that attraction for me was to paint the patterns and color nuances of water. And with that in mind there are a thousand more ways of doing it so one doesn't have to get bored. I've painted barnacles, lilies, old rowboats, foxes drinking, birds...

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