September 2020 – Joni-Leigh Doran
This September we warmly welcome South African artist, Joni-Leigh Doran, as our Artist of the Month.
Artist of the Month is our most recent ‘Art of Survival’ programme whereby each calendar month DSWF join forces with a different, professional wildlife artist, to not only exhibit the finest in wildlife art but raise critical funds for endangered wildlife across Africa and Asia.
About Joni-Leigh Doran
Joni-Leigh Doran is a hugely talented landscape, bird and wildlife artist who embodies the spirit of David Shepherd by generously supports several conservation charities, including DSWF, through the sale of her captivating artworks.
It’s an enormous honour to be affiliated with a Foundation that shares my values and commitment to protecting the wilderness and its inhabitants. DSWF has supported my work immensely throughout this process, and it’s a great honour to stand beside their incredible team, helping them promote the wonderful work that they do.says Joni-Leigh Doran.
Joni-Leigh was a sell-out success in Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020’s online exhibition, with her landscape painting ‘The Coming Storm’ receiving a Highly Commended award from the judges.
We are proud that this international career-making art competition continues to attract talented artist from around the globe. And we are even more delighted that Joni-Leigh has made 10 limited edition prints available of ‘The Coming Storm’ for her September Artist of the Month exhibition.
Her breathtaking landscape paintings are truly an advocate for Africa’s wild spaces, and we delighted to have some of her sensational artworks available for sale in our online art shop.
“My exhibition features an exciting new series of wildlife landscape paintings, a continuation of my exploration of the theme Earth’s Wild Beauty. I intend for these artworks to be deeply atmospheric, rich in colour, highly textured, and with a delicate play of light and water.“says Joni-Leigh Doran
“I am because we are” – in the African spirit of Ubuntu, Joni-Leigh drew inspiration from the extraordinarily talented, DSWF Contributing Photographer, Scott Ramsay’s outstanding photography, for her two of her artworks ‘Black Rhino in Imfolozi’ and ‘Savannah Elephant’.
Joni-Leigh Doran’s bird artworks
Joni-Leigh’s bird artworks are inspired by the photographic works of Ian Pletzer.