An exhibition of artwork features endangered wildlife as its subjects.
Patricia Mansell’s show, Vanishing Wildlife, is on display at Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo North Town Centre throughout May.
Mansell, who recently moved to Nanaimo, found inspiration in another wildlife artist.
“On moving to Canada I was immediately drawn to the work of Robert Bateman,” she said. “His passion for animal conservation inspired me to explore the world of wildlife and to use my painting to tell their stories.”
Learning and developing her style has taken her across North America to find new subjects to paint.
She has a special interest in painting endangered wildlife. Often something unique about the animal will inspire a painting. She develops her paintings from research and photographing animals in the wild and enjoys bringing out each animal’s character.
Attention to detail put her in the top six finalists of the Artist’s Magazine’s 2010 competition in the animal/wildlife category.
For more information, please visit www.patriciamansell.ca.