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Meet Our ABUN Artists

North America

John Nicolosi

John Nicolosi

John Nicolosi - Musician & ComposerJohn Nicolosi hails from central Pennsylvania, USA, and obtained a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, in 1977.  As a young beginning trombone player in the fifth grade, John enjoyed...

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Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Peter WardPeter lives in Little Rock, AR. He enjoys painting in watercolor and acrylic.  "I focus on landscapes, trees, and plants into who knows what".

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Mary Ann Stafford

Mary Ann Stafford

Mary Ann Stafford Dr. Mary Ann Stafford is an Arkansas artist residing in Maumelle. Education credentials include a BSE and an MA degree in English; art hours from Kansas City Art Institute and the UofA, and an EdD in Secondary Education with an emphasis in art...

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Claire Osborne

Claire Osborne

Claire OsborneI have no formal art training or any related art background. However in January 2016 I was able to finally start a lifelong desire of learning to paint with watercolors. Recently enjoying adding other mediums (pastel, graphite, colored pencil) to extend...

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Lee Mitchelson

Lee Mitchelson

Lee Mitchelson"Lee Mitchelson has been a professional artist for 5 decades, with emphasis on wildlife, horses, dogs, commissioned portraits and book illustrations.  Lee was personally selected by world-renown photographer and writer Robert Vavra, to illustrate two of...

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Patricia J. Latas

Patricia J. Latas

Patricia J. LatasPatricia J. Latas DVM, MS, BS Veterinarian for avians and wildlife, special interests in wild psittacine medicine, health, welfare and well-being; conservation, ecology, taxonomy and biogeography. Scientific illustrator graduate of the UCSC Science...

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Virginia Potter

Virginia Potter

Virginia PotterVirginia Potter is an Arkansas artist, who continues to be inspired by the natural beauty of the land and its people. Generally considered to be a landscape artist, Virginia enjoys painting other subject matter as well.  Lately, her primary interest has...

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Shary Weckwerth

Shary Weckwerth

Shary WeckwerthI have been painting for several years with ABUN.  Mostly self-taught with many great me toys along the way.  I love painting in oils but have been experimenting with watercolours lately.

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Rosana Venturini

Rosana Venturini

Rosana VenturiniEvery pencil stroke gets me closer to wildlife and nature, once the piece is finished, it is as if I am watching it live and I become part of that incredible world, and by contributing funds from each of my pieces to conservation organizations, I hope...

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Maureen Rousseau

Maureen Rousseau

Maureen RousseauFinally getting to 'art' after retiring to Arkansas, U.S.A. I have a passion to support endangered species and environments with my God given gift and talent. Living in an active community gives me ample opportunity for learning and teaching. I'm not...

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Mau Milanes

Mau Milanes

Mau MilanesMy name is Mau Milanes, I have always been passionate about nature but I am not a professional painter.  These are three pro-nature phrases  - The earth feeds us. We don't spit on the plate where we eat.  - Those who outrage nature in the name of money,...

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Mary B. Ingrum

Mary B. Ingrum

Mary B. IngrumMy name is Mary B. Ingrum. My inner artist emerged around 2012 when my muse, my sister Ellyn, brought watercolours with her on a visit to Tennessee.  Now I’m hooked on watercolours, acrylics, collage, mixed media.  I love them all.  If you were to pin me...

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Lois R. Davis

Lois R. Davis

Lois R. DavisI fell in love with pastels about 20 years ago and it is still my favorite medium, although I also work in pen and ink and colored pencil. I also love animals and the outdoors so one of the best things about art has been my work with ABUN. It gives me so...

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Lisa Kaplan

Lisa Kaplan

Lisa KaplanI am a self taught artist living in the Seattle area. Lover of nature and animals.  I paint in Oils, Pastels, and Scratchboards, mostly landscape and wildlife. Trying to make  the world a better place through art. 

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Joyce Hartmann

Joyce Hartmann

Joyce HartmannJoyce Hartmann is a multimedia Arkansas artist who enjoys living and painting natural Ozark beauty with her biologist husband and redbone hound. A retired physical education and art teacher, her favorite subjects include landscapes, florals, and...

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Jan Briggs

Jan Briggs

Jan BriggsJan Briggs’ enthusiasm for creating is expressed in Romanticized Realism or playfulness using Oil, Watercolor, Pen & Ink, and unique to Jan, Pieced Watercolor.  Stretching to highlight her subjects in bright colors or a diverse mode, her main focus is on...

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Georgia E Feild

Georgia E Feild

Georgia E FeildGeorgia E. Feild is a retired systems design engineer who has exhibited and sold 2D conceptual artwork based on nature and science. Over the past forty years she's instructed art and design evening courses for Allegheny Community College,...

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Ellyn Lentz

Ellyn Lentz

Ellyn Lentz I grew up loving the outdoors, playing, collecting and hide-and-seeking for hours in the fields, woods, and streams in rural Tennessee. Nature is my momma, my guide, and my beloved sister is my muse to inspire me to have fun with art. 

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Debbie Freear Strobel

Debbie Freear Strobel

Debbie Freear Strobel Debbie Strobel has a BFA degree from Auburn University and worked as an Art Director/Graphic Designer both at advertising agencies and out of her home in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  She started working in pastels in 2002 and has created a...

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Walt Anderson

Walt Anderson

Walt Anderson Walt Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at innovative Prescott College in Arizona. He is an accomplished author, artist, photographer, and expedition guide, and considers his true calling to be that of the naturalist. Walt believes...

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Sue DuVall

Sue DuVall

Sue DuVallI am a self taught artist inspired by all of God's creation. Nature, landscapes, wildlife, birds, as well as people are all an inspiration for me.  Art is both relaxing and rewarding for me.  Using various mediums, I strive to tell a story and draw the...

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Grisselle Chock

Grisselle Chock

Grisselle ChockGrisselle Chock, painter and illustrator. The warmth and bright colors of the tropics has followed her along, from her birthplace in Puerto Rico, to Ohio, USA, where she resides, and  now it’s an integral part of her  artistic style.    Her mediums of...

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Anastasia Smith

Anastasia Smith

Anastasia SmithAnastasia Smith is an enthusiastic wildlife advocate. Her love of nature is reflected in her works of art. She brings life to her works with acrylics, inks and watercolors.

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South America

Irmgard Schanner

Irmgard Schanner

Irmgard Schanner I was born and raised in a town sixty kilometers away from Belo Horizonte, in the Cerrado, a kind of Brazilian savannah in the state of Minas Gerais. I graduated in Fine Arts in the UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) in 1988.  In 1993 I...

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Birgitte Tümmler

Birgitte Tümmler

Birgitte TümmlerBirgitte Tümmler - conservationist artist and illustrator, also curator. Born in Copenhagen and raised in Brazil, where she promotes art and nature through exhibits, workshops and presentations in different cities in Brazil, spreading the name and...

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Aline Camisassa Ditta

Aline Camisassa Ditta

Aline Camisassa DittaA trained teacher, an artist at heart and a nature lover always. I love to observe colors, shapes, contrasts and life in animals, plants, stones, mountains and paths. Art is a path that transforms and reassures me 

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Europe

Claire Heffron

Claire Heffron

Claire HeffronI’m a self-taught wildlife artist from rural Surrey with a deep love of all kinds of wildlife. My passion for animals is expressed in a unique style of blending watercolour paint with oil based colour pencils. I particularly choose to capture endangered...

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Christina Hopkinson

Christina Hopkinson

Christina HopkinsonChristina Hopkinson BWS is an award winning watercolour painter who lives on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border. For the past five years Christina’s work has focussed on the birds of the world and more recently the plight faced by many birds,...

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Tatiana Petrova

Tatiana Petrova

Tatiana PetrovaTatiana Petrova is a wildlife artist, a zoo designer and a zoologist from St Petersburg, Russia. Her art is coming from traditions of Russian and European wildlife artists and from deep practical studies of animal biology and behaviour. She used to work...

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Silvia Schmidt

Silvia Schmidt

Silvia SchmidtSince my childhood I have been accompanied by feathered and furred friends, currently 5 Shiba dogs.  What could be more natural than to look for models for my paintings and drawings in the animal world. Through ABUN I have learned a lot and to be able to...

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Saskia Hendricks

Saskia Hendricks

Saskia HendricksSaskia Hendriks is a self-taught pastel painter who lives in the Netherlands.   After an extended period devoting her time to other things, hobbies and family, she picked up her graphite pencils again in 2019, soon followed by pastel pencils, after...

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Katie Day

Katie Day

Katie DayKatie has always had a deep passion for the natural world around her,and this is reflected in the artworks she creates. Working in various mediums, she loves nothing more than the challenge of making her pieces come to life, and looks forward to being able...

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Judith MacKay

Judith MacKay

Judith MacKayJudith is an International Animal Artist, passionate about painting wildlife, who specialises in Endangered species, a keen conservationist with her paintings exhibited worldwide. Through Sketch for Survival she was introduced to and became Ambassador for...

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Inge Eisenhauer

Inge Eisenhauer

Inge EisenhauerI am a hobby artist from Germany. I was born in 1955 I have been painting with interruptions for 20 years. I enjoy to participate in ABUN.  

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Helen Worthington

Helen Worthington

Helen Worthington ‘As a lover of all creatures since early childhood, I decided in the last few years to combine that strong passion with my self-learned art interests. I live in the UK with my supportive husband (and cat), and feel it very fitting that at this stage...

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Di Roberts

Di Roberts

Di RobertsDi is a retired art and design teacher, living on England’s south coast, where she is Artist in Residence at a community art studio. She teaches all ages, as well as working on private commissions in watercolour, oils and acrylics, designing logos and...

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Catarina Vitorino

Catarina Vitorino

Caterina VitorinoBorn in the city of Lisbon, Portugal.     I am trained as an architect, with a degree from the University of Tokyo, and I am passionate about nature conservation, research and illustration.     It's a pleasure to be part of this project! 

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Lea Finke

Lea Finke

Lea FinkeMy wildlife art does not only portray endangered species; I want to illustrate their stories.  My play with colors, the transparency, and dynamics of it tells of vulnerability; the usual complete lack of environment symbolizes their isolation and need for...

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Sam Greenhill

Sam Greenhill

Sam GreenhillI live and work in the UK as professional wildlife artist. Through my work I attempt to connect people intimately with the animals that I paint. I try to help raise awareness of the dangers and difficulties that beset them in their natural habitat...

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Africa

Tonderai Mujuru

Tonderai Mujuru

Tonderai MujuruI'm Tonderai Mujuru, also known as MujuArt. I'm a self-taught artist who is following his heart. I believe art makes this world a better place ☺️.  

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Asia

Natalya Pavlushina

Natalya Pavlushina

Natalya PavlushinaIllustrator-animalist, painter-fantasist, but sometimes she’s a realist.  The main themes of her drawings are the wild animals of our beautiful Planet Earth. She conducts courses for children's creativity: "Wild animals of the native land", "Planet...

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Van Wangye Shiming

Van Wangye Shiming

Van Wangye ShimingVan Wangye Shiming, born in Singapore a sickly child, his love of animals has been there for as long as he can remember. Wildlife art has always been a good friend, a companion with the artist. Though he studied Design in an Art Academy, his wildlife...

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Prasad Natarajan

Prasad Natarajan

Prasad NatarajanPrasad Natarajan is Bangalore based wildlife artist and founder of Artist for Wildlife and Nature (AWN).  His studio is out there in the outdoors! He travels to various destinations of the world to capture wildlife through his camera and does field...

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Aadrit Gupta

Aadrit Gupta

Aadrit GuptaAadrit was 6 years old when he first participated in the 52 WEEKS - Nature Painting Challenge. As ABUN grew, so did his love for drawing and painting, especially connecting art and wildlife.  Currently in Grade 8, Aadrit hopes he can continue to...

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Deepti Jain

Deepti Jain

Deepti JainA self- taught and realistic artist who loves to work on Oil, Soft-Pastels, Charcoal, and Watercolours to create memorable portraits, vivid landscapes, magnificent wild-life, alluring still-life and self-depicting illustrations. My artworks reflect my...

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Anju Panwar Rajesh

Anju Panwar Rajesh

Anju Panwar RajeshAnju Panwar Rajesh is a renowned wildlife and bird artist in India. Her talent for art and love for nature beautifully transforms into story telling paintings in their natural habitats. She is known for her wildlife and endangered bird...

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Australasia & Oceana

Mark Price

Mark Price

Mark PriceI am an expat New Zealander, I've lived in Fremantle Western Australia since 1987. I've only recently resumed my passions for art, but have always been continued with my love of our precious wildlife and fauna. I applaud everyone involved with the work...

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Paula Wiegmink

Paula Wiegmink

Paula Weigmink'A passionate wildlife artist dedicated to drawing attention not only to endangered species but to all the incredible wildlife that we share our planet with'......

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In Memoriam

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