Exhibiting Artists

Imposing Presence | Wallhanging by Deborah LaFogg Docherty | Artists for Conservation 2020

Deborah LaFogg Docherty US

Deborah LaFogg Docherty’s art combines her great two loves: her love of nature and her love of painting. She has been studying wildlife in it's natural habitat since she was a child on her family’s farm in Connecticut. Her paintings strive to give people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild. Deborah’s quest to paint wildlife has taken her across the United States and has become an adventure she loves to share.

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In Plain Sight | Wallhanging by Shawna Lampi-Legaree | Artists for Conservation 2020

Shawna Lampi-Legaree CA

I hope that my art work reflects my love of the beauty of natural world both wild and cultivated.  With so many people disconnected from nature, my small aim is to bring awareness of the amazing birds and flowers that surround our homes and forests. Kids so rarely can go out their door and play in the bush like my kids did when they were growing up in the 80s and 90s.  Parental fear and, often time, the actual physical distance to nature plays a pivotal role in the disconnection our children...

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Walden' Hornbill Family | Wallhanging by Pat Latas | Artists for Conservation 2020

Patricia Latas US

Dr. Latas has been dedicated to conservation in both artistic and scientific endeavors for more than 40 years. Beginning as a young biologist performing ecological modelling and working with experts in climate change more than 40 years ago, she has seen the incessant grinding degradation of the environment, exactly according to those old predictions. She works tirelessly in leadership roles in several organizations to promote conservation, and over the years has donated thousands of dollars...

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A Family Affair | Wallhanging by Bruce Lawes | Artists for Conservation 2020
Locked On | Wallhanging by Bruce Lawes | Artists for Conservation 2020

Bruce Lawes CA

“Without the individual and corporate efforts today, we may not be able to preserve and enjoy all we cherish with our children tomorrow”.

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a'feather | Wallhanging by Sandi Lear | Artists for Conservation 2020

Sandi Lear AU

Using allegory to draw a corollary between the subject and the human condition, often depicting endangered species and the ocean, I strive to capture the essence of the subject with exquisite focus, leaving the remainder in semi-abstracted form.  The subject must be soulful, I work spontaneously, provoking an emotion, a connection with the viewer without necessarily telling the whole story -  the viewer is invited to explore their memory or emotional connection to the work. The process of...

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Silent Approach | Wallhanging by Johanna Lerwick | Artists for Conservation 2020

Johanna Lerwick US

"My love and passion for wildlife has led to my journey of painting, to me, they go hand in hand. When I create a painting, it is more than paint on a brush, it is bringing an animal or scene to life. With my brushes and hues I capture moments in time, instants and exact feelings. When a wolf is caught in the element of surprise or a deer is caught off guard, these are precise moments I bring to life."

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A Grizzly Encounter | Wallhanging by Laura Levitsky | Artists for Conservation 2020

Laura Levitsky CA

Art is where I go to explore and express.  I get lost in it.  It is the only thing I seem to have an infinite patience for as I can sit for hours and meticulously paint every hair of lichen growing on a tree. For me, it is important to include the smallest of pixie-up lichen or the damselfly resting on a blade of grass as I feel it assists in capturing the whole story and hopefully exposes it to the viewer as an important part of the whole picture, not just in the painting, but in nature itself...

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Jaguar with a Twist | Wallhanging by Patsy Lindamood | Artists for Conservation 2020

Patsy Lindamood US

Most of my pieces are representational, rendered in exhaustive detail. A self-taught artist, marked by strong, colorful, yet infinitely detailed compositions. In addition to the wildlife pieces based on my own research photography, I have also completed a number of pet and human portraits. I hike nature preserves and national parks to observe, study the behavior of, and photographically record wildlife in their natural environments, then develop my paintings in the studio from my photos....

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Hwange Heartbeat | Wallhanging by Anne London | Artists for Conservation 2020
Watcher of Virunga | Wallhanging by Anne London | Artists for Conservation 2020

Anne London US

"I have always known, even as a small child, where my destiny was headed," says the wildlife artist.

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Bluebirds Sing Vivaldi in Spring | Wallhanging by Emily Lozeron | Artists for Conservation 2020
Trio of Chickadees | Wallhanging by Emily Lozeron | Artists for Conservation 2020

Emily Lozeron CA

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Eider | Wallhanging by Bo Lundwall | Artists for Conservation 2020

Bo Lundwall SE

Since I was a child I have been fascinated by nature and all types of wildlife. When I became a teenager my fascination turned into a zealous passion to create art. I feel very privileged to be able to work with art and nature and ultimately allow you the viewer an opportunity to enjoy.

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Tropical Bats | Wallhanging by Jan Lutz | Artists for Conservation 2020

Jan Lutz US

My personal lifestyle is one of ever-increasing environmental awareness and responsibility.

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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

I believe that when an artist paints, we don’t paint what we see in front of us, we paint our feelings, which are created by what we are seeing. I like to capture the life, the vitality and the warmth of my subjects, whether it’s a wolf sunning in the forest light, or a swan back-lit on lake casting abstract reflection for me to paint. I really feel that I have succeeded when someone looks at one of my paintings and can’t help but smile.

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

Natalie Parker AU

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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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