Saturday, 3 December 2011

Wildlife Art

I found a lot of affiliate websites from the BBC wildlife competition, some of which also hold there own annual competition - building more of a overview of wildlife art community.

Last year they had a Category for Waxwings!

I was pleased to find these wildlife artists entering and even wining the contest as they are not the traditional approach to generating the swamp of hyper-real photographic oil paintings of animals - I particularly like Allison Nicholls work as it looks at the animal in the hot african environment!

Among the Rocksoriginal watercolor 16 x 20"A lone male gemsbok (oryx) wanders through a rocky Namibian landscape. -wildlife art Original Watercolor Wildlife Art - Original Wildlife Art by Alison Nicholls
Alison Nicholls is a professional wildlife artist who lived in Botswana and Zimbabwe for 9 years and returns to Africa annually to sketch in the bush.

The Great Indian Hornbill
Angela's artwork The Great Indian Hornbill has won the prestigious BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010, black and white category

Working in graphite on watercolour paper, her artworks are detailed portrayals that reach beyond the more usual 'cut to white' approach, her recent works being suffused with an increased sense of drama and mood, setting her work apart and suggestive of narrative and character.

Brian started work in London as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator working for ad agencies and design studios, before moving to Devon to start his own graphic design business. He was inspired to take up drawing in 2006 when he heard about Devon Artist Network's open exhibition.

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