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At AFC, our vision is to lead a global artistic movement that inspires individuals and organizations to preserve and sustain our natural heritage by uniting the talent and passion of the world’s most gifted nature artists. This blog has been created as a means for AFC leadership to share thoughts and expertise about topics relating to art and conservation, featuring regular articles by AFC President, Jeff Whiting, and a range of guest bloggers.

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

AFC artist Bruce Lawes, recently completed a major arwork depicting a chimpanzee, created specifically to support the Jane Goodall Institute. In this article, Bruce describes the creative process and how his lifelong conservation hero, Dr. Goodall herself contributed to the artwork's completion.

Many of my successful paintings tell a story and are a journey of learning and discovery. Whether I am researching something historical or have the challenge of creating a painting with great personal meaning. ‘Spirit of the Forest’ was both, a journey of the past adventures of an incredible lady and a journey with great personal meaning. Dr. Jane Goodall is my hero since my early childhood and I was determined, not only to create a significant painting, but also create something that she would be proud to say represented a part of her life with fond memories.

With the help of Jane’s wonderful staff in the U.S. they opened their arms in friendship to assist...

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Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

The international wildlife art community was hit hard by the news of the loss of two great Australian artists, Lyn Ellison and Judy Scotchford, in under one month. Lyn passed away on 29th April, 2015.

Since Lyn has been a Signature Member of Art for Conservation over 15 years ago, she has contributed greatly to various conservation causes. Most recently Lyn donated "Hand in Hand", a painting of Numbats in the Dryandra Forest of Southern Western Australian. The auctioned painting raised $1200 for Project Numbat.

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

"Art Inspired by Africa: An Artist Visits the African People & Wildlife Fund" is the first in a series of planned books by AFC Flag Expedition Fellow, Alison Nicholls.

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

Krishnan's new book titled "Rambles into Sacred Realms: Journeys in Pen and Paint", invites the reader to an artistic adventure around the globe: from Petra to Jordan, to Hawaiia and India.

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

In 2015, AFC will be adding a new opening venue to the its Festival program - at one of Vancouver's premiere hotels located steps from the iconic conference center and Canada Place world trade center, the business district and cruise ship terminal.

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

Winter and spring has been a successful time for AFC Artists competing for prestigious awards around the world.

Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

We are excited to be celebrating the first ever International Bear Day this coming Saturday (April 4th). In recognition of the day, AFC will be showing its support with the organizers of the inaugural event: Raincoast Conservation Foundation  and North Shore Black Bear Society at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Although AFC is not organizing this particular event, it is participating.

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

In March, AFC wrapped up a very successful tour stop to Tucson's top attraction - the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) - a facility that uniquely combines a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium over 98 acres of desert habitat.The museum also has a large conservation and research program that work towards the conservation of the Sonora Desert region. The museum's Art Institute fosters an appreciation in the use of fine art as a vehicle for conservation awareness and support.

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

AFC's Dr. Rob Butler was awarded the Vancouver Aquarium's 2015 Murray A. Newman Award for 'Significant Achievement in Aquatic Conservation'.

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 by Alison Nicholls
Artists for Conservation

In 2007, Alison Nicholls spent 6 weeks with the Painted Dog Conservation project in Zimbabwe, tracking and sketching highly endangered African wild dogs during her Artists For Conservation Flag Expedition. This is the 1st of a 3-part blog series about the expedition and how the experience changed her art and support for African conservation.

Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015 by AFC
Artists for Conservation

2014 was another very exciting year in the growth and development of the world's leading artist group supporting the environment - Artists for Conservation. We saw a new Flag Expedition, AFC's 7th exhibit and 4th festival, a new annual event pilot in South Florida, a group expedition to the Caymans, a conservation symposium, the establishment of International Bear Day, a new Christmas exhibit and much more, not the least of which was another beautiful hardcover book and wall calendar.

Following is a brief recap of highlights from 2014...

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