Exhibiting Artists

Cootamundra Calling | Wallhanging by Natalie Parker | Artists for Conservation 2020
Making New Friends  | Wallhanging by Natalie Parker | Artists for Conservation 2020

Natalie Parker AU

Through my art I hope to encourage a greater appreciation and awareness of how unique Australia's wildlife is. I believe that we all have a responsibility to take care and protect our fauna and flora.  We have such a diverse array of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and insects.  Some dangerous, and some are tiny and seemingly insignificant,  but all are just as important as each other. Through my artwork I feel that I can help highlight how important it is to preserve wildlife we have left. 

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Radiated Tortoises | Wallhanging by Matt Patterson | Artists for Conservation 2020

Matt Patterson US

As far back as I can remember I have always had the same two interests, wildlife and art. I loved the outdoors growing up and in my free time I was either out fishing, searching for turtles and snakes or I was painting. 

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Think Pink, Think Quick | Wallhanging by Jennifer Pelham | Artists for Conservation 2020

Jennifer Pelham AU

The focus of my artwork is the natural environment, ecosystems and wildlife. My work also explores human-caused environmental issues that are impacting on wildlife species and their ecology.   

Northern Red Legged Frog | Wallhanging by Patricia Pepin | Artists for Conservation 2020

Patricia Pepin CA

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Aspen Spring | Wallhanging by Jim Pescott | Artists for Conservation 2020

Jim Pescott CA

Trees always inspire me. For many, many years, there’s been nothing more satisfying for me than a walk in the woods to soothe my being. It’s about connecting with nature, the feelings this brings and sensing the spirit within the trees. I’ve felt this since my early years. Trees always inspire me. As a visual artist, “feeling inspired by trees” is my go to theme. Trees share so much with me and all this finds expression in my paintings. So many of my canvases include trees and my pointillist...

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Palm Spring | Wallhanging by Anne Peyton | Artists for Conservation 2020
Two Berries | Wallhanging by Anne Peyton | Artists for Conservation 2020

Anne Peyton US

Observing birds and their habits is a way to discover more about their nature – the motions a Sandhill Crane makes during preening, the way a Golden Eagle walks along the ground. Each of these actions means something for the bird and it is these behaviors and their meanings that I want to convey to the viewer.

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Facing the Storm | Wallhanging by Betsy Popp | Artists for Conservation 2020

Betsy Popp US

I like spending as much time as possible out of doors hiking and biking and taking in the scenery. My art is influenced from my time spent watching and studying those things which I encounter when taking on one of my outdoor adventures.

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Blyth's Hornbill | Wallhanging by Ji Qiu | Artists for Conservation 2020

Ji Qiu AU

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The Rarities | Wallhanging by Ahsan Qureshi | Artists for Conservation 2020
The Sunset | Wallhanging by Ahsan Qureshi | Artists for Conservation 2020

Ahsan Qureshi PK

It is through the eyes and ears of an artistic individual that even the most ordinary of circumstances prevailing in our everyday surroundings may be given a special touch of beauty by an elegant expression of what one sees or hears on ones choice of medium, be it through painting, words or music.

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Resilience | Wallhanging by Luke Raffin | Artists for Conservation 2020

Luke Raffin CA

I like to capture  the beauty of nature and  share it with everyone  

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Dawn Patrol | Wallhanging by Jerry Ragg | Artists for Conservation 2020

Jerry Ragg US

"Nature is naturally inspiring. It is medicine for the soul. Nature is part of each of us whether we embrace it or not. As a wildlife artist, my goal is to touch a part of the soul that only nature can achieve. Something real, something organic and something that touches the heart."

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Shadow of the Wolf | Wallhanging by Martin Ridley | Artists for Conservation 2020

Martin Ridley GB

I primarily paint the wildlife and landscape of the British Isles using oils. Following relocation in 2001 many of my works depict the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Most recently I've created a series of major paintings depicting wildlife subjects from North America.

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High Alert | Wallhanging by Pat Riggs | Artists for Conservation 2020

Pat Riggs US

I paint what I love, it is that simple.  My greatest love is animals, especially wild ones.  I work with acrylics and oil paint in high detail realism to share the beauty I see.   As I approach a new painting I think of what I want to express in the subject.  Then I start by putting down a raw umber wash working in the lights, darks, and dimensions.  Varnish coats are worked in between the layers of paint during the early stage of the painting.  The finishing touches are done with dry brush...

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Green Iguana | Wallhanging by Laurie Riley | Artists for Conservation 2020

Laurie Riley US

In the wild, animals are elusive, and often seen only briefly. To bring a true appreciation of their personalities to the viewer, I feel that every pose and expression must be real, without added sentimentality or idealism. I strive to give the viewer an awareness that every creature is sentient, to inspire the viewer to support the preservation of wildlife and habitat and the right of every wild-born animal to roam free.  Viewers, many of whom may not have the opportunity to see these animals...

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Broken Abstract | Wallhanging by William Ritchie | Artists for Conservation 2020

William Ritchie AU

In all my works I aim for a sense of realism and expression that captures the subject matter as it was when I experienced it. I try to replicate the feeling imparted through the experience as it appealed to me, whether that be simplistic or complex. I find Nature has so much to offer and unfortunately, more often than not, these offerings go unacknowledged, taken for granted, or are simply not understood. I feel that through traditional tonal realism painting and realist art, there is...

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Wild Ones at Rest | Wallhanging by Valerie Rogers | Artists for Conservation 2020

Valerie Rogers CA

Nature is my artistic inspiration and my sanctuary at the end of the day, its protection is of upmost importance to me. 

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Blinded Wisdom | Wallhanging by Ashley Roll | Artists for Conservation 2020

Ashley Roll CA

When I created the piece “Survivor” something inside of me clicked. I knew I had found what I was supposed to be creating.  That first piece has lead me down a new path in my artistic journey.  Nature inspiring the artist. The artist creating art. The art funding conservation. What a beautiful cycle to be a part of. I am so pleased to be a part of AFC, to use Art to help fuel conservation. 

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River Antics | Sculpture by Rosetta | Artists for Conservation 2020

- Rosetta US

My style has been described as hard-edged yet soft, sensitive yet powerful. I think this is possible because of the position I have chosen along the scale between abstraction and realism. The essense and spirit of the aninmal is captured in the forms, but it is the abstraction of those forms which creates the art.

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Truth | Wallhanging by Carleen Ross | Artists for Conservation 2020

Carleen Ross CA

While I create I realise that I need to believe that I am capable of accomplishing anything I put my mind to. By finding this truth within myself and facing my fears and standing up to my little self, I can create something beautiful for others to see. It is this beauty that others look upon that helped me find the internal peace and the ability to see more of the beauty that exists within myself.

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Partners in Crime | Wallhanging by Len Rusin | Artists for Conservation 2020

Len Rusin US

Len Rusin's inspiration to paint nature developed while backpacking through several northeastern states, Florida, Canada and Alaska. Using his field notes, sketches and photographs during these excursions he captures the feeling of being a part of nature.

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