Exhibiting Artists

Taking Flight | Wallhanging by Patricia Mansell | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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On The Prowl  | Wallhanging by Laura-Mark-Finberg | Artists for Conservation 2019

Laura Mark-Finberg US


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Amethystine Python in Swamp Paperbark. | Wallhanging by Pete Marshall | Artists for Conservation 2019
Unfathomable Wisdom | Wallhanging by Pete Marshall | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Amphibian Delight | Wallhanging by Chris Maynard | Artists for Conservation 2019
Coming Home | Wallhanging by Chris Maynard | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Dinner Cruise | Wallhanging by Michelle McCune | Artists for Conservation 2019
Wave Runner | Wallhanging by Michelle McCune | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Kings and one Woolly Bear | Wallhanging by Candy McManiman | Artists for Conservation 2019
Red-tailed Release | Wallhanging by Candy McManiman | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Brilliant Plumage | Wallhanging by Vickie McMillan | Artists for Conservation 2019

Vickie McMillan-Hayes US

As a wildlife conservation artist, McMillan is driven to paint accurate wildlife, landscapes, flora and fauna for people to gain a better understand of their responsibility to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats.


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Cygnet in Blue | Wallhanging by Kelly McNeil | Artists for Conservation 2019
Red- tailed Hawk | Wallhanging by Kelly McNeil | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Cave Bird | Wallhanging by Kim Middleton | Artists for Conservation 2019
The Stare | Wallhanging by Kim Middleton | Artists for Conservation 2019

Kim Middleton US

  Kim’s goals behind her art are to spark interest in birds and to educate people about their unique attributes.  She wishes to share her passion and enthusiasm for birds, in the hopes of increasing bird appreciation and conservation. 


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Gentle Spirit | Wallhanging by Dianne Munkittrick | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Red Pine Pause | Wallhanging by Calvin Nicholls | Artists for Conservation 2019

Calvin Nicholls CA

The illusion of depth, texture and form is created by the interaction of light and shadow on my monochromatic paper sculptures. My interests in art, wildlife and photography have united as I create these archival pieces and attempt to capture their inherent subtlties on large format colour transparency film. I work from my home/studio north of Toronto in Lindsay Ontario Canada


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Sacred Place | Wallhanging by Kentaro Nishino | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Tofino Beach Bums | Wallhanging by Dorset Norwich-Young | Artists for Conservation 2019

Dorset Norwich-Young CA


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Six White Pelicans in Sanibel | Wallhanging by Mary Louise O'Sullivan | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Spanish Moss | Wallhanging by Ron Orlando | Artists for Conservation 2019

Ron Orlando US

Whether it is a scene depicting a backyard experience common to us all or an intimate view of a predator in search of prey, Ron's ability to make a connection between viewer and viewed is what attracts people to his work.Ron brings his experiences to life using a detailed layering technique that has become his trade mark.


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