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I am a professional wildlife artist and photographer.
I was born in Moscow, Russia, grew up in Atlantic Canada, and am now living in Brisbane, Australia.

I have loved to draw and create ever since I could hold a pencil. My childhood dream was to be a biologist like my mother, but as I grew up I realised I not only enjoyed learning about science and the natural world, I also loved seeing, photographing, drawing, and painting it. I am a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) in Nova Scotia, Canada, where my focus of study was Illustration and…

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  • Born on August 26
  • Joined August 12, 2007

Favorite materials

photography, camera, paint, watercolour, ink, brushes, acrylic, canvas, digital, photoshop, paper

About

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you for finding me on Etsy!

Enter my shop here:
oceloteyes.etsy.com

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I am a professional wildlife artist and photographer.
I was born in Moscow, Russia, grew up in Atlantic Canada, and am now living in Brisbane, Australia.

I have loved to draw and create ever since I could hold a pencil. My childhood dream was to be a biologist like my mother, but as I grew up I realised I not only enjoyed learning about science and the natural world, I also loved seeing, photographing, drawing, and painting it. I am a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) in Nova Scotia, Canada, where my focus of study was Illustration and Digital Media, with quite a bit of Photography, both film and digital.

I am inspired by all living things, great and small. I can often be found running around with my trusty digital camera, taking pictures of everything from blades of grass, to birds in the sky, to animals in the bush. When it comes to photography, I love watching wildlife for that one perfect moment, and waiting, observing their behaviour and wild, natural beauty. How animals interact with each other is absolutely fascinating to me. I have watched African elephants at a waterhole for hours on end, and met a wild echidna in the Australian rainforest.

I paint and draw from my own experience of being with nature, seeing animals and living creatures first-hand. Though my style is rooted in the careful study of realism, out of respect for Nature's beauty, but painting from my own experiences (and my own reference photographs) lets me not only study an animal from all angles, but also strive to portray the personality of an animal, their quirks and expressions. I enjoy experimenting with different styles and media, that is part of the fun and challenge.
The ways that humans relate to animals and the natural world also fascinates me - nature-based spirituality, environmental issues, the stories of human cultures throughout history and how our own relationship with Nature has evolved.

As an exhibiting member of the Queensland Wildlife Artists Society, my artwork can be seen in our regular art exhibitions to raise awareness and funds for wildlife conservation.

Some of the recent art exhibitions I have participated in are:
- Wildlife in Art 2011 - Oct29 - Nov 6, 2011 - QLD Wildlife Artists Society - Richard Randall Studio Gallery, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland
- Creating For Conservation - Oct 7-9, 2011 - fundraising for Painted Dog Conservation Inc - Belair, Adelaide, South Australia
- Faber-Castell 250th Anniversary Exhibition - 25 June - 3 July, 2011 - QLD Wildlife Artists Society - Richard Randall Studio Gallery, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, Queensland
- Wild Art for Wildlife - April 15-30 2011 - QLD Wildlife Artists Society - Australia Zoo Animal Hospital, Beerwah, Queensland

10% of all sales from my photography and artwork goes to support animal charities – because I want to help make a real difference to the wild world I so love.

Thank you for your support.

I'm a proud member of Etsy For Animals - 10% FROM EACH AND EVERY SALE WILL BE DONATED TO THE ANIMAL CHARITY OF THE MONTH. (Some listings are special because of the animal subject of some paintings, and donations go to a charity I specify, to help specific animals or species conservation efforts. Each of those listings will contain this information in detail in the listing.)

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I ship anywhere in the world, and take the utmost care with packaging. I use the sturdiest recycled cardboard I can find, and re-use bubblewrap whenever possible, to ship - better for the environment, much cheaper for you! I'm a no-frills packaging kind of gal, but it will get there safe and sound, and that's the main thing.

I will get your items out on their way to you within 7 days after receiving full payment. Usually it's a lot less time than that to ship - but please understand that the maximum of 7 days allows for my work schedule. I will get your order shipped to you as soon as humanly possible!

If the actual cost of shipping ends up being less than what you paid, I will promptly refund any over-charge.

Any questions just start a conversation - I'm happy to answer questions or concerns!


If you would like to find out more about me and my artwork, I invite you to visit my website:
http://www.undreamed.ca/

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