By Max Gillies, a contributing writer to Fine Art Connoisseur
As fellow residents of Earth, animals have always fascinated humans, especially the artists among us. Thus, many creatures appear in prehistoric cave paintings, and today the desire to depict them endures, actually stronger than ever.
Another dynamic force for good in this ﬁeld is Artists for Conservation (AFC), founded in 1997 and now serving members in nearly 30 countries. Many of them will gather for the organization’s ninth annual festival at the VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC, September 27–29, 2019.
Enjoy this truly national array of offerings — all encouraging evidence that this long-standing genre is alive and well.
All images originally appeared in the Fine Art Connoisseur magazine article “Feathers, Fur & Fins: Animal Art is Thriving” (July/August 2018)