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Shelley Lee Langdon

Wildlife in the Spotlight  is my first solo exhibition and is representative of my childhood in Cairns, my favourite wilderness destination Tasmania and my home in Canberra where I am privileged to live across the road from Mt Majura.

While recuperating from a fractured shoulder which gave me the time and leisure over three months to think, explore, think some more and eventually find myself again in art. I completed these illustrations for the enjoyment of creating each animal and composition.  I learnt something on the way about each of my subjects and the highlight was meeting and speaking with some truly inspirational people who care deeply about Australia’s wildlife.

In the last six months I have come to the realisation that wildlife art is a collaboration of artists, scientists, environmentalists, wildlife carers and photographers, especially in regards to the creation of an artwork based on an endangered animal.  There is great potential for artists to raise much needed awareness as to the fragility of the wildlife and natural environment surrounding our homes.

I would like to thank Mulligan’s Flat Wildlife Sanctuary for the source photograph of Erica the Bettong she has recently been released into the sanctuary at Gungahlin.  http://www.cwwct.org.au.

Award winning illustration -“Blossom Nap” was inspired by the stunning photography of Peter Hammond. Peter lives on Kangaroo Island with an entourage of Australian wildlife wandering across his bush block.   He has told me that he was lucky enough to hold this pygmy possum in his hand. www.brolgahealingjourneys.com.

To visit the artist’s web site go to http://www.shelleewildlifeart.com.

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