Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month is an exciting new initiative whereby each month David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) collaborates with a different, talented wildlife artist to showcase wildlife art at its best and raise vital funds for endangered wildlife.

Wildlife art has always been at the heart of DSWF. Our founder, the late David Shepherd, was a famous wildlife artist and conservationist, as a result, wildlife art has always been part of DSWF’s lifeblood.

Remaining true to our artistic heritage, Artist of the Month is the latest addition to several ‘Art of Survival’ programmes including our annual Wildlife Artist of the Year competition, Global Canvas – Children’s Art Competition and Sketch for Wildlife

This initiative personifies our ‘Art of Survival’ vision and gives wildlife artists a platform to raise awareness for not only their exceptional artworks but their endangered animal muses. 

October’s Artist of the Month – Stephen Rew

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Caffeine addicts will be delighted to know that Stephen Rew is October’s Artist of the Month. Stephen is a long-time supporter and Partner Artist at DSWF. His collectable October artworks are his signature coffee and ink drawings.

If Stephen’s artworks are your cup of Joe, please consider purchasing his original artworks from our online shop, in aid of DSWF’s vital conservation work across Africa and Asia.

September’s Artist of the Month – Joni-Leigh Doran

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Joni-Leigh Doran is a hugely talented landscape, bird and wildlife artist from South Africa who embodies the spirit of David Shepherd by generously supports several conservation charities, including DSWF, through the sale of her captivating artworks.

Her landscape paintings are deeply atmospheric and instantly transport you to the African wilderness.

August’s Artist of the Month – Daniel Wilson

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Daniel Wilson is an A-Level biology teacher and part-time wildlife artist. Dan is a multimedia artist who primarily focuses on charcoal drawings and paintings of wildlife. He draws his inspiration for his wildlife art through his keen interest in biology and his love of the natural world.

Read more about Daniel Wilson’s beautiful charcoal artworks featured in our August Artist of the Month.

July’s Artist of the Month  – Amber Tyldesley 

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Warrington-based Amber Tyldesley was DSWF’s July Artist of the Month, with her striking big cat artworks featured in our online shop. Amber primarily works in acrylics, often incorporating a high-gloss resin into her artworks. Amber is a hugely successful pet artist and regularly paints big cats. Her artwork ‘Closing In’ won the People’s Choice Award in Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019

Read more about Amber’s big cat artworks for July’s Artist of the Month.

How Wildlife Artist of the Month works 

For the duration of a month, a wildlife artist will be invited to exhibit a selection of wildlife artworks in our online shop. 50% of the sale of these contributing artworks will be donated to DSWF’s conservation efforts across Africa and Asia. 

Artworks featured in Artist of the Month 

The artworks exhibited are in the preferred medium and style of the artist. The subject matter primarily needs to focus on a specific species or wildlife in general.

Please do contact us at dswf@davidshepherd.org should you have any further questions in connection with Artist of the Month.