Worldwide Wildlife Art
A Digital Exhibition Catalogue of the work of Judith MacKay
Wildwide Wildlife - Organisations, Associations and Groups
The David Shepard Wildlife Foundation is a small, highly effective wildlife conservation charity funding key conservation projects across Africa and Asia. Their mission is to increase awareness to people around the world about the need to protect and conserve wild animals and their habitats. They fund conservation projects across Africa and Asia that fight wildlife crime, protect natural areas and engage local communities in finding long-term, sustainable solutions to protect their native wildlife. They also campaign for stronger laws and protectionist policies for wildlife and fund investigations to expose the illegal trade in endangered species.
In 2016 Judith’s Sumatran Tiger was a finalist in the “Vanishing Fast” catagory of the David Shepard Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition. The exhibition was held at the Mall Gallery in London.
This fabulous group began life as a 52-week Nature Painting Challenege, founded by Kitty Harvill and her husband Christoph Hrdina.
The group has transitioned in to Artists and Biologists Unite for Nature (ABUN) which has a more specific mandate of focusing on projects that help and support conservation of endangered species and their respective natural habitats.
TWASI was founded in 1992. It has grown to be one of the leading Wildlife Art Societies in the UK and continues to grow in recognition internationally. The Society aims to promote the wildlife art genre in its own right, whilst providing a focus for the interests of all wildlife artists, painters, sculptors and photographers whether they are professional, serious amateur or leisure artists. The Society provides a range of activities for its members including exhibitions and visits to wildlife parks and reserves.
Judith has been a member of The Wildlife Art Society International since 2012 entering paintings into their Annual Exhibition that cover British, Endangered and African Wildlife Categories. In 2017 Judith was given space to demonstrate her techniques at the annual exhibition.
Marwell aim to conserve species and their natural habitats, both locally and globally. The aim to inspire care for the natural world, as well as undertaking and sharing scientific studies aimed at improving environmental performance and sustainable living.
Judith has been a frequent visitor to the park over the years, and spent time studying many of the animals. She’s made many field sketches and produced a number of works from these, including the Asian Short Clawed Otters.