Tag Archives: wildlife art

A Fine Art Epic – Brian Jarvi’s “African Menagerie”


Drawing a Bead
Drawing a Bead

Imagine these pages of SAFARI Magazine without pictorial illustration or, more to the point, what if the current cover was blank? Art matters because it gives us a common focal point for reality and serves as a counterpoint to vacantness. It can compel us to rise out of our chairs, inspire us to make a positive difference in the world by getting involved with causes we believe in, and trigger important conversations about the future of the planet. Continue reading A Fine Art Epic – Brian Jarvi’s “African Menagerie”

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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

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