DAVID SHEPHERD'S 2018 WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, LONDON - 'VANISHING FAST' CATEGORY
We've lost our connection to other species, endangering and exploiting sentient individuals in the process, while ultimately hurting ourselves. In the words of Dr. Jane Goodall regarding our most recent pandemic, "It is (due to) our disregard for nature and our disrespect of animals."
Every one has a story, whether used for experimentation, food or entertainment, living captive in a zoo, or facing increasing perils in the wild. Their stories are inextricably linked with our own, and like ours, are filled with both loss and hope.
A Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, I was once a graphic designer in New York City, a student of Disney artists in Los Angeles, and a teacher of art to mildly interested middle schoolers in Colorado. But it is as the former head of graphic design at the Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium, and the discomfort I felt in that environment, that led me down my current path.
I've won numerous awards, including SAA's Medal of Excellence and David Shepherd's Wildlife Artist of the Year, 'Vanishing Fast' category. My work has been exhibited at the San Diego Museum of History, England's Nature in Art Museum, and many points in between.
After every sale, I donate to animal charities, so clients know that a portion of their money goes towards a good cause when purchasing a piece of my art.
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Society of Animal Artists Signature Member and Award of Excellence Recipient