Artist of the Month is an exciting initiative led by DSWF, showcasing the incredible work of the talented wildlife artists supporting us and the vital projects we partner with. Each collaboration puts the unique style and individual work of a different artist in the spotlight. Not only does this show off contemporary wildlife art at its best, but also raises vital funds for endangered wildlife.
DSWF believes in promoting art, creativity, and conservation in ways that are relevant, meaningful, and engaging to multiple audiences. Each month, we feature a new artist, demonstrating their artistic prowess, personal story, and creative journey. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a budding artist, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of artistic expression, join us as we delve into the world of art and discover the diverse talents of our wonderful partner artists.
Daniel and Amber are both internationally renowned wildlife artists who have come together to share their knowledge and passion for wildlife art.
Daniel and Amber have been creating paintings professionally for over 15 years, both award winning artists with collectors around the globe. More recently the pair have decided to produce a small series of collaborative works which we are delighted to share with you below.
“We met through the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year competition, we had both been shortlisted a few times before but never actually met each other. It was 2019 and we both ended up dropping off our paintings at the same time on the same day. I introduced myself to Amber then after many months of trying to get her to go on a date with me she finally said yes. Then nearly four years and many paintings later I asked Amber to marry me.”
– Daniel Wilson and Amber Tyldesley
Artist of the Month
Art is a powerful medium. It can move people to action, awaken the imagination, and change perceptions. We, and many others, call this ‘artivism’ – a global movement embraced by artists to drive impactful change in the world around us. Through artivism, we can forge a personal connection with iconic animal species we may never have seen in real life or understand the threats to biodiversity and the climate a little better. We can learn of the plight facing our wild world and be challenged to do something about it.
With this in mind, and remaining true to our artistic heritage, Artist of the Month is the latest addition to several ‘Art of Survival’ programmes pioneered by DSWF, including our annual Wildlife Artist of the Year competition, Global Canvas – Children’s Art Competition and Sketch for Wildlife.
Artist of the Month adds individual and personal interpretations of 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.