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The AFC Conservation Artist Award is awarded monthly to honour a member for outstanding artistic talent and extraordinary contribution to the conservation cause. At the end of each year, a prior recipient of the monthly honour is selected for the annual Simon Combes Conservation Award.

The Simon Combes Conservation Award was created by the AFC in February 2005 to honour Combes' memory. Combes, world-renowned painter, author, instructor and dedicated conservationist, was tragically killed by a charging Cape Buffalo while hiking near his home in Kenya on December 12, 2004.  At the time, Combes was the Director of the Kenya chapter of the Rhino Rescue Trust (www.rhinorescue.org), an organization founded in 1985 to protect endangered species from poachers and to help the communities surrounding Lake Nakuru National Park affected by wildlife conflicts.   As this is the first year for the award, the first recipient has yet to be selected.

Annika Funke

As a passionate conservationist Annika Funke is the founder of the Kayamoja ArtConnects Trust in Namibia, which creates the opportunity for disadvantaged local children to connect with wildlife and wildlife conservation through art.
The Kayamoja ArtConnects Trust is a non profit organisation developed out of Annika's ArtConnects project which was initiated under the theme: “What we learn to love, we learn to respect.” Kayamoja ArtConnects creates the opportunity for (disadvantaged) local children to see, meet, learn about and connect with wildlife through art. Kayamoja ArtConnects aims to expose children to the need for and benefits of wildlife conservation during their formative years, to instill in them a lifelong love for wildlife and support for conservation. 

Kayamoja ArtConnects aims to connect people with animals as well as people from different cultures and age groups with each other by becoming active in conservation through education and art. The Trust is self-financing through the sale of wildlife art from renowned international artists. 
Known through german TV as "Seelenseherin" of the animals (the one who sees the soul of the animals) Annika's wildlife art has become famous for her charcoal portraits of mostly African wildlife, focussed on revealing the essence of the animal's soul. Her abstract watercolour backgrounds leave space for individual interpretation and emotional expression of the real story from the wilderness behind every painting. 

Annika, born in Germany in 1983, is a painter and photographer devoted to the African wildlife. Her repertoire includes watercolour, charcoal, oil and mixed techniques. Annika is a self-taught artist living in Namibia. She studied African Science at the University of Cologne before leaving for Africa in 2007. She has held several solo exhibitions in Germany and Namibia, published a book in Germany and supports wildlife conservation in Southern Africa by selling her work of African wildlife all over the world. She has spent years in the wilderness and at several wildlife sanctuaries in Namibia & Botswana. She regularly sketches wildlife while traveling with her husband in Southern Africa. She chose to live in Africa since 2007. She and her husband now travel all over Africa by car and never stop learning. 

As she puts it,"I learned about the pureness of golden light and met desert elephants in the vastness of Namibia's breathtaking landscapes....faced social injustice, crystal starry skies, the wisdom of some ancient tribes, and felt the unconditional love of lions towards us humans, who are busy pushing the species towards extinction. I met the rare African wild dog in the wild and learned the heartbreaking stories of HIV orphans in different countries of this continent. I found and spread love.- felt the red sand beneath my bare feet in African thunderstorms, held lost little fingers in the palm of my hands, got lost and found myself and had lions roaring into my face at dawn… I met people and animals on a same level of survival and unconditional love. God blessed me in every possible way and I want to pass on His blessings to all children, people and all wild and all abandon animals on this planet."


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wildlife art Tony Mayo
Refined Sculpture and Hyper Detailed Painting and Drawing
Much of Tony Mayo's artwork is related to endangered species and endangered environments.
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wildlife art Sandi Lear
Watercolour Wildlife & Seascapes
Sandi Lear of Australia has been involved with gaining awareness and helping to raise funds for conservation. "We have an obligation to the places and animals with which we share this planet, to redress some of our poorer choices, and plan to make better ones...art through conservation is very dear to my heart and allows me to pursue my own ethical obligations."
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wildlife art Peggy Sowden
Painting Landscape and wildlife in Acrylic, Watercolour ,and charcoal
Peggy Sowden has joined a number of  West Coast artists in group shows and has been an active participant in the campaigns to preserve the old growth forest in BC's Carmanah Valley and the lower Tsitika Valley/Robson Bight. Recently she participated in the Raincoast Conservation Foundation's "Art for an Oil Free Coast" campaign which sought to prevent oil tanker traffic off Canada's west coast.
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wildlife art Dorcas MacClintock
Animals Observed
Dorcas MacClintock is immersed in her love for nature and wildlife. Immersed in the sense of having frequent visits with wildlife, writing about many species and capturing their personalities in her sculpture artwork. In addition to being a long-time member of Artists for Conservation, she actively supports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Wilderness Society, the Nature Conservancy and several other conservation organizations.
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wildlife art Megan Kissinger
Acrylic Painting
Like so many members of Artists For Conservation, Megan identifies one of the key functions of nature art is to raise awareness, to inspire, and to motivate viewers to appreciate and act to protect the natural world.
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wildlife art Wayne Chunat

Over the past 45 years, Wayne has used his professional experience and art endeavors to support local park districts and non-profit organizations in the US and primarily in NE Ohio. 
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wildlife art Barry Bowerman
Wildlife, Landscape
Over the past 28 years Barry has proudly supported conservation efforts through Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area(Sudbury,ON, Canada). In response to the interest and support received over the years, Barry continues to donate generously to a number of local initiatives as a means of ‘giving something back' 
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wildlife art Elizabeth Cogley
Australian Wildlife and Environmental Art in Mixed Media
Over the years, Elizabeth has contributed to helping with the care of injured and orphaned wildlife by donating some of her time and some of the proceeds from her artwork. 
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wildlife art David Prescott
Wildlife, Western, Big Cats, Birds of Prey, Domestic, Landscape
David Prescott's original paintings, have raised considerable amounts of money for worthy causes throughout America and the British Isles. 
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David Prescott...
 
wildlife art Kathy Haycock
Paintings From Nature
Kathy Haycock has been a supporter of numerous Canadian environmental and animal habitat protection foundations for many years. 
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Kathy Haycock...
 
wildlife art Douglas Aja
African Wildlife, Elephants,
Douglas Aja has been sculpting African wildlife since the late 1990s. Since that time he donates a portion of the sales proceeds to various conservation organizations as well as donates sculptures for fund raising events. 
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Douglas Aja...
 

 

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