Exhibiting Artists

Fanfare for the Common Bear | Wallhanging by Anne London | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Green Turtle | Wallhanging by Jan Lutz | Artists for Conservation 2019

Jan Lutz US

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


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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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Radiated Tortoise | Wallhanging by Matt Patterson | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Vigillance | Wallhanging by Patricia Pepin | Artists for Conservation 2019

Patricia Pepin CA


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Larger Than Life | Wallhanging by Anne Peyton | Artists for Conservation 2019
Madera Canyon Gobbler | Wallhanging by Anne Peyton | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Nowhere To Go | Sculpture by Betsy Popp | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Rufus Fantail | Wallhanging by Ji Qiu | Artists for Conservation 2019

Ji Qiu AU


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The Lookout | Wallhanging by Luke Raffin | Artists for Conservation 2019

Luke Raffin CA

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


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Tatanka | Wallhanging by Jerry Ragg | Artists for Conservation 2019
Troop Leader | Wallhanging by Jerry Ragg | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Moremi Bull | Wallhanging by John Rainbird | Artists for Conservation 2019
Who's the Boss | Wallhanging by John Rainbird | Artists for Conservation 2019

John Rainbird AU

My aim is to accurately portray my subjects and to highlight the beauty and majesty of our amazing wild cousins, to help build a connection between the viewer and the natural world.


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Summer Dream | Wallhanging by Donald Rainville | Artists for Conservation 2019

Donald Rainville US

I believe a naturally wild landscape is the greatest form of abstraction, and as such, it cannot be truly recreated or transferred as an image: it can only be captured in the emotions it stirs within us.


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Fading to blue | Wallhanging by Leila Refahi | Artists for Conservation 2019

Leila Refahi IR


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Edge of the Field | Wallhanging by William Ritchie | Artists for Conservation 2019
Favourite Perch | Wallhanging by William Ritchie | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Day at the Beach | Wallhanging by Theresa Rodriguez | Artists for Conservation 2019
Sitting Pretty | Wallhanging by Theresa Rodriguez | Artists for Conservation 2019

Theresa Rodriguez US


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Balancing Act | Sculpture by Rosetta | Artists for Conservation 2019
Spirit Brothers | Sculpture by Rosetta | Artists for Conservation 2019

- 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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Beginnings | Wallhanging by Carleen Ross | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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Noble Comrades | Wallhanging by Len Rusin | Artists for Conservation 2019
Talk to Me | Wallhanging by Len Rusin | Artists for Conservation 2019

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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The Pounce | Sculpture by Karryl Salit | Artists for Conservation 2019

Karryl Salit US

My pieces capture a moment in time in order to bring others to a closer awareness and appreciation of the natural world. My greatest joy is taking time to study animals in their natural environment.


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Forget-Me-Not | Wallhanging by Patricia Savage | Artists for Conservation 2019

Patricia Savage US

I am in love with painting the delicacy of a petal, the brilliant yellow glow of aspens in late afternoon sun, and the abstract shapes created by sunlight and shadows on a butterfly’s wing. Through my paintings, I hope the viewer can observe the natural world in a new way, by slowing down and enjoying the beauty of the play of shadows on a flower or leaves twirling and spinning in a breeze.


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Bumbling Around | Wallhanging by Robert Schlenker | Artists for Conservation 2019

Robert Schlenker US

Thank you for taking the time to browse my site. I hope you find this an informative site that gives you a sense of who I am and what I paint. Painting and conservation efforts supporting my subjects are very important to me. Conveying my thoughts, ideas and what I observe in nature through my artwork gives me great satisfaction 


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Thunder Valley | Wallhanging by John Seerey-Lester | Artists for Conservation 2019

John Seerey-Lester US


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Watchful Eye | Wallhanging by Suzie Seerey-Lester | Artists for Conservation 2019

Suzie Seerey-Lester US

The Seerey-Lesters have been involved in raising funds for conservation for over 30 years. Suzie and husband, John, both devote a large amount of time every year raising funds for their favorite groups. While both John and Suzie are a team, they individually contribute to the AFC mission of supporting nature through art.


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