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local artists on vancouver island

Patricia Mansell

Patricia Mansell

"One of the strengths of wildlife art is its ability to tell stories. In my paintings I try to bring out the individuality of each animal as it goes about its everyday life.
My journey as a Wildlife Artist is one of constant learning. No matter where I travel I am looking for opportunities- what animals can be encountered in the wild in that area, what birds could I see migrating overhead, what sanctuaries and wildlife preserves are located there. Choosing species and learning about their struggles as a species, developing ideas for how best to paint them are ongoing for every painting - bringing that image out in paint is an absolute joy and so rewarding.

I portray many endangered animals, hoping that bringing them to life in my art will raise awareness of how close we are to losing them."

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