for Conservation Signature member since
News, I have been elected as a Signature Member of
the AFC (Artists for Conservation Group) an exclusive,
non-profit, international society of world-class
nature artists who are dedicated to the preservation of
the natural world.
Hi, and welcome to my Wildlife Art Gallery...
I don't know why I have this all encompassing desire to paint
wildlife....to be a wildlife artist.... perhaps I will never know, but when
I am painting, then nothing else exists.
I am right back at the scene where I first saw my subject.
Back with the lions of the dry savannah of Savuti and the elephants in the
lush vegetation of the Okavango Delta...... It's almost as if time stands
still as I relive my memories through painting....
My love of animals
has been there for as long as I can remember, along with my desire to
draw and paint, so looking back it now seems inevitable that I would
become a Professional wildlife
I strive to paint wildlife as accurately as I can, so where possible I like to see the animals in their natural environment, and this has, of course, lead to some very exciting journeys and experiences.
For some you need more nerve than others. ha.............
as standing only 30 foot away from a female elephant in moonlight,
sitting in an open sided jeep with a pride of lions just 10
feet away, or even fishing waist high in the Okavango Delta
It's these exhilarating and very personal experiences that I believe help me so much in my portrayal of wildlife in it's natural environment.
It's the hidden things that you can truly only experience by being there in person.
like many wildlife
, am involved with conservation. It seems so common these days that a wildlife artist is involved in conservation that it has almost become a cliché, and sometimes I hesitate to mention my own involvement, but conservation does need to be brought to the public attention and the more that become involved the better for the wildlife.
To date my involvement has been with three organizations - all
excellent in their own right - The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF
the AWF (African
) and the DFGF (Dian
Fossey Gorilla Fund)
I can certainly vouch for them all.
the last few years I have become close friends with some
of the organizers of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and I
can honestly say that I have never met more honest or harder
working individuals, with such a strong desire to save
animals in my life....your money or time would certainly
do a great deal of good with them the AWF or the CCF.
I sincerely hope you enjoy visiting my site.
Wildlife Artists for Conservation (AFC) - Signature Member - Jason