WildPortraitArtist

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Monique Castellani-Kraan

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About WildPortraitArtist

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Fine Art Animal Portraiture

Hello and welcome to Wild Portrait Artist! I'm a wildlife and pet portrait artist based in the UK. I really love making art that makes an impact in people's lives - whether it's a portrait of a loved furry friend or original work with a meaningful message behind them.

My passion is animal portraiture with the goal of showing just how vibrant and wonderful wildlife can be. I enjoy drawing a wide variety of animals but my favouite has to be birds! They are so full of character and there is a huge variety of amazing and colourful species out there.

My favourite medium to work in is coloured pencils - the brands I use are all artist quality and lightfast so that my artwork will last for many years.

Achievements and Exhibitions:

May-June 2021 – ‘Kisses in Blue’ awarded the Derwent Prize for Best in Show and the People's Choice Award in the UK Coloured Pencil Society 18th World of Coloured Pencil Exhibition
September 2020 – ‘Visitor in Green’ selected for the UK Coloured Pencil Society ‘Nature in Art’ annual open exhibition
23rd July – 23rd September 2018 – Bee in the City art trail – commissioned to design and paint a giant bee statue for Bee in the City Exhibition, Manchester
May 2018 – ‘Mythical Beast’ selected for the UK Coloured Pencil Society Annual Open Exhibition
November 2016 – Shortlisted for the Jackson’s Art “Drawn In” competition
November 2016 – Honorable Mention in the Colored Pencil Magazine 2016 Annual Competition
August 2016 – “Is Tracing Cheating?” – Article printed in the August 2016 Issue of Colored Pencil Magazine
May 2016 – Printed in the May 2016 Issue of Colored Pencil Magazine Artist Gallery
February 2016 – Artist & Illustrators Artist of the Year Exhibition, London’s Mall Galleries
November 2015 – Colors of Humanity November 2015 show.
November 2015 – Jackson’s Art November Coloured Pencil Competition Shortlist
November 2015 – Honorable Mention in the Colored Pencil Magazine 2015 Annual Competition

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  • Monique Castellani-Kraan

    Owner

    Hi! I’m Monique, the Wild Portrait Artist! The natural world is the key driving point in my artwork. My passion is animal portraiture with the goal of showing just how vibrant and wonderful wildlife can be.

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Last updated on 11 May, 2022
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Packaging materials policy

I am currently making every effort I can to be more environmentally conscious and reduce the amount of plastic waste in my packaging.

Keyrings, Stickers and Decorations:
While my shipping envelopes are not yet recyclable, I am no longer using poly bags for packaging and the rest of my packaging is recyclable tissue paper, paper & cardboard. Once I have run out of my current stock of envelopes, I will be transitioning to eco-friendly padded envelopes.

Original Art & Art Prints:
These are a little trickier to mail in an eco-friendly format due to them needing to be well-protected during shipping. However, almost all of my packaging and padding is re-used and recycled. The glassine paper I wrap original work in is also compostible.

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