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2016 Artist of the Year - Valerie Rogers


                                                                 

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is excited to announce that Valerie Rogers has been selected as its 2016 Artist of the Year for her beautiful work “Busted” (see attached image). A jury selected three finalists from over 30 submissions to the annual competition, which were voted on by delegates at the BCWF AGM & Convention and online.

Valerie Rogers - 2016 Artist of the Year

“My interest as a naturalist has been one of the defining parts of my life.  My art reflects this fascination with the natural world. Extensive time is spent in the mountains and woods observing animals in their homes, watching how they live….that is where the inspiration for my artwork comes from.  There is a magic in recognizing another life form and paying it the respect it deserves. 

My paintings are created with acrylic or watercolour on a variety of surfaces. I have a fascination for small details and try to accurately represent not only the feeling of nature but the form of it also.  Simple tools, just a few brushes and a lot of thin paint put carefully on a well prepared surface.
 
These paintings help to support the conservation efforts of numerous local and national environmental groups. Our natural world and its animals are an essential part of our earth. My paintings are intended to focus on and highlight their intrinsic value in our lives.”
 
- Valerie Rogers