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Trevor Swanson: A Traditional Oil Painter Expands Artistic Expression Through Mixed Media


For oil painter Trevor Swanson, pursuing art as a career was less of a choice and more of a cosmic calling. Not only was it the one thing he felt truly comfortable with and passionate about doing on a daily basis, but it ran in the family — his father, uncle and great grandfather were all well-respected oil painters in their own right. “I grew up in a Continue reading Trevor Swanson: A Traditional Oil Painter Expands Artistic Expression Through Mixed Media

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Eye Popping Art Up For Auction


SCI members eagerly look forward to our annual Convention for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most anticipated is discovering what unique and beautiful art will be on the auction block. Every year, wildlife artists, engravers and jewelry designers pull out all the stops to provide a wide range of one of a kind items and donate them for auction to help SCI realize it global conservation mission. Here is a taste of the exquisite pieces that will be up for bid at the 2018 SCI Convention.

Petite Yet Powerful – The SCI Miniature Art Auction


Hornbill Brigade by Linda Besse

Imagine trying to tell a beautiful story in a very short amount of time. You’d have to make sure to use just the right words, to be concise without losing the important details and the excitement of the punchline. In many ways, creating a miniature Continue reading Petite Yet Powerful – The SCI Miniature Art Auction

The Bronzes of Bud Burger


Sculptor Bud Burger’s biggest problem at the moment is that he has, in his own words, “sculpted himself into a corner.” Thankfully his studio space is quite large because his most recent creation, at 900 pounds with a 6-foot rack, is a life-sized moose lying down. It took the foundry he works with 31 molds, and that’s just one part of the multi-layered process that goes into creating bronze sculpture. Continue reading The Bronzes of Bud Burger