Wildlife Art Gallery
Our Wildlife Pictures Art Gallery,
featuring an outstanding selection of wildlife art and photography, available as fine art prints, framed art works, and affordable
wildlife and animal posters, is now live. Please take a moment to browse through the site and see the huge range of artwork on offer, including animal art,
African culture, art collections, art styles, and best selling artworks.
Wildlife Photos for Art Reference
In response to many inquiries from artists about using images for art reference,
I've created three downloadable
"Virtual" CDs. Each one contains 50 high quality photos of African
wildlife taken in the animals' natural habitat, so is ideal for artists needing reference photos.
In addition, there are 12 downloadable Wildlife Photo Packs
available, each containing 15 pictures (examples on left). These previously cost $10 each, but are now available at no cost.
If you're happy to use smaller images, see also our gallery of free wildlife pictures.
Wildlife Art Resources and Links
The late Keith Joubert, who died in January, 2013, is internationally recognised for his extraordinary wildlife paintings that reflect not only his
impeccable draughtsmanship and mastery of the medium of oil paint, but also his intimate knowledge of the African
bush and its inhabitants. Scroll through his most recent paintings
for a stunning visual feast. His recent death is a massive loss to the wildlife art world.
Keith Joubert Obituary - by Peter Comley
Keith Joubert Artwork
This gallery site features some of Joubert's exhibited work, including paintings from exhibitions in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
My favourite book on wildlife art is "Africa - An Artist's Journal" by Kim Donaldson, a visual feast comprising completed paintings,
rough notes, field drawings, and author's insights, all beautifully designed and presented. It's no surprise that this is
the No. 1 selling artist's book of all time and has been published in three languages. While Kim's website, at the time of writing, has fairly
limited examples of his work, it does include some of his current original paintings, plus past work and prints that provide ample proof why he's
recognised as one of the world's top wildlife artists.
Sue Dickinson Wildlife Art
Showcases the work - including original wildlife paintings and wildlife prints - of renowned South African artist Sue Dickinson.
View her most recent original watercolour paintings plus a wide selection of limited-edition prints, mainly of Africa's Big Cats, that are available to order.
Features work of Paul Bosman, who's career as an African wildlife artist has spanned 25 years
and two continents.
In addition to hundreds of original pastel paintings,
his African and North American wildlife art has been reproduced in many
sets of limited edition prints. Recently he has moved into large scale oil
paintings as well as three dimensional work with his African wildlife sculpture.
Bosman's work is represented in the permanent collection of
the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Originals cost in the thousands while Giclee prints are also available for those with less
The online gallery of Leigh Rust, an award-winning Australian artist who "works in soft pastel to produce
highly detailed and emotive portraits of some of the most exciting and interesting animals on the planet".
The site features a selection of Leigh's recent works as well as a glimpse into his creative process.
The "On the Easel" section is updated regularly, allowing visitors to watch as his animals come to life.
Paul Miners Wildlife Art
Australian Wildlife Artist Paul Miners specializes in creating digital art, using digital brushes on a Wacom computer tablet.
This provides benefits not offered by traditional paintings as all the paintings can be printed on a wide range of material, and at any size.
Although some of the art might not appeal to traditionalists, Paul's work is constantly evolving, with visually spectacular results. Definitley worth browsing his site.
A community of visual artists that has grown from
humble grass-roots beginnings in 1998 into a veritable gold mine of information, serving painters,
sculptors, illustrators, digital artists, photographers, and other visual artists.
WetCanvas! has more than 100,000 members and the forums, with more than 3 million posts, is the single largest
repository on the Net for interactive
visual arts information.
About.com Guide to Painting
An information-rich site packed with tips and tutorials covering a wide range of art topics and subjects,
the Guide to Painting also offers useful resources for artists such as a forum and downloadable reference photos.
The site is administered
by Marion Boddy-Evans who epitomises the About.com philosophy that the guides are written by "real people" who
Info on Copyright
Picture Archive Council of America
Includes copyright guidelines about artists' use of photographs. Definitely worth reading PACA's
General info on Copyright for Artists from About.com
List of FAQs include these common questions that artists face:
- Can I Make a Painting of a Photograph?
- If I Change 10 Percent, Isn't It a New Image?
- What about reference photos?
- What about photos of famous paintings?
- How Do I Get Permission to Use a Photo?
- What About Collage?
- Doesn't Fair Use Cover Artists?
- What about paintings made from Old Masters or How-To books?
- How Long Does Copyright Last?
- If someone commissions me to do a painting, who does copyright belong to?
- What is 'in the public domain'?
- If I Sell a Painting, Do I Lose Copyright?
- What is 'work for hire'?
- How Do I Sign Over Copyright?
- What If Someone Infringes My Copyright?