Description Original Painting is Pastel on Sennelier Card, 500350mm, by wildlife artist Karen Neal (New Zealand).This painting has been judged through to the shortlisted BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011 (International Category).Original painting is available at:-http://www.wild-impressions.co.nzWith thanks to Steve Tracey for the use of his stunning reference photos. The photo was taken in Tama Zoo, Tokyo, where they proudly have bred some rare Amur tiger cubs. She is 5 months old here, and is named Ai, which is Japanese for love.
Karen Neal, Marlborough Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement Hi, welcome to my artwork, and thank you for taking time to view my paintings :-)
I’ve always had a love of art, animals and wildlife, nature and travel. My passion for art is wildlife and pet portraits, although I also love to draw & paint portraits of people and the occasional landscape. I’m a self-taught artist, living in working in beautiful Marlborough in the South Island of New Zealand. I work in pastel, graphite & acrylics, and strive for detail and trueism of in my animal paintings.
I’m committed to supporting animal and conservation causes through my art, and each original painting sale will have a percentage donated to a wildlife or conservation cause.
You can read more me and view more artworks at:- http://www.wild-impressions.co.nz
I also have a facebook page, where you can leave messages and keep up to date with works in progress at:- http://www.facebook.com/wild.impressions