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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.

Colin Starkevich
In 2009 Colin fell in love with the Grasslands region of southern Alberta. It was then when he realized he would likely be spending much of his time painting this region and sharing it with the world. The Grasslands region is a fragile and vulnerable ecosystem containing many species at risk. Colin hopes to use his artwork in The Grassland Series to raise the awareness about this region and to support conservation efforts within the Grasslands. Through his work Colin also hopes to inspire others to utilize their unique abilities to make a positive difference in the world around them.

He expects to continue to do his ongoing Grassland Series for the rest of his life as he feels this is the place where his artistic heart belongs. Colin has been donating a portion of the sales made from original artwork in his Grassland Series to conservation organizations that have conservation projects going on within the Canadian Grasslands.

Colin has also contributed more directly to conservation efforts by assisting in the medical aid of injured birds of prey at a birds of Prey center since he was in high school, conducting bird surveys for Nature Alberta, working as a wildlife field technician for Environment Canada in the high arctic and for the Alberta Conservation Association on the grasslands of southern Alberta,  Colin has also volunteered endless amounts of time assisting in other research projects going on he could become involved with such as Bat, Black-tailed Prairie dog, and Lesser Snow goose research.

An artist who always continues to push the boundaries with his artwork, he wants to reach out and inspire as many individuals as possible as Colin feels he can make his largest contribution to our society and the conservation of our natural world in his life through his artwork as he feels that is his unique gift and intends to continue to develop and use it to the best of his ability.

Colin decided to earn a diploma in Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Sciences to learn more about the places and creatures he paints so much, and does his best to share it with the world through his artwork. Colin has worked as a wildlife technician on the Canadian grasslands and in the Canadian Arctic; he also has spent numerous hours volunteering in the conservation field to take on a more direct approach to supporting conservation efforts while continuously learning.

Colin is a youth ambassador for the international Coalition WILD program and the international Get to Know-your wild neighbours program (becoming a board member in 2016). 


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New Members of the WNAG
wildlife art Cher  Anderson
Wildlife Painting and Photography
Cher and her husband John rescue giraffes, raise zebras and Andalusian horses on their 20 acre ranch in Chandler, Arizona. They are surrounded by their four legged friends.
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wildlife art Barry MacKay

“If I had my choice, I’d like to paint,” remarks Barry. At the same time, he feels he has to direct his time towards his extensive advocacy work on behalf of animals and the environment. 
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wildlife art Dale Weiler
Stone Sculptures
Dale Weiler feels he was born to be a stone sculptor.  "Sculpting stone nurtures my soul and allows to me to create something in which I can truly take pride. Plain and simple, it’s what I was put on this earth to do."   He was also destined to devote much of his time, energy and artistic skills to the conservation of the natural world. 
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wildlife art Bruce Lawes
Specializing in Wildlife, Equine and landscape paintings
The bottom line for AFC Signature artist Bruce Lawes:  “Without the individual and corporate efforts today, we may not be able to preserve and enjoy all we cherish with our children tomorrow
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wildlife art Chirag Thumbar
India Wildlife paintings
VChirag Thumbar works with organizations and NGOs for awareness and conservation causes for wildlife in India. He encourages the young generation of surrounding villages of the protected areas to appreciate the nature and utilize their artistic skill to generate revenue. He donates a percentage out of the sale of paintings every year to support financially NGOs and  Conservation Foundations.


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wildlife art Krish Krishnan
Author - Artist - Traveler
"Through pen and paint I seek to portray the emotional essence of such places. As a much-exhibited artist I focus on landscapes and wildlife, capturing their essence using a variety of techniques including scratchboards, watercolors, and acrylic mediums. 
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