Wildlife art is one oldest the oldest forms of art. The earliest known wildlife paintings were created by primitive humans, on the walls of caves. These were simplistic in form and often were paintings of bison, deer and horses.

These days, wildlife paintings are often dramatic and realistic depictions of animals in nature. The intent of many wildlife artists is to show the beauty of animals and humanity’s relationship with them.

I have collected 8 beautiful wildlife paintings created by artists from our artist spotlight. These are shown below, along with a short excerpt from the artist. You will see beautiful depictions of bears, leopards, moose, elephants, sheep and other animals.

Click on any image to go directly to their page, where you can see more of what they have created. If you are interested in learning more about any of the wildlife artists, please proceed to the bottom of their artist spotlight, where you will see a link to the artist’s website.

  1. Tracey Snyman

    South Africa

    tracey snyman leopard painting
    To capture the beauty of the world and share it with others. It's also a way for me to pay respect to the natural world that I love so much. In a way, I'm hoping to show others what exactly it is that I see, and show them how exquisite nature really is in all her forms!

  2. Pearl Rogers

    Western Australia

    ostridge painting
    The artist records history for future generations, art reaches out & touches people around the world, it can lift people when they are down or create controversy, art is a very important part of society.

  3. Robbie Craig

    Northwest Territories, Canada

    the northern life
    I would say my best current piece would be 'The Northern Life'. I like to call this painting a 'hybrid'. It combines my landscape work with my animals. For quite awhile I kept the two concepts completely separate, but lately I have decided to combine both elements of my work.

  4. Benjamin Mitchley

    Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

    Big Haaktand elephant
    I am always challenged when I create miniature works. I love the majesty of the elephant, and it is a wonderful subject to capture on canvas.

  5. Vicki Maheu

    Washington State, United States

    vicki maheu tiger painting
    I love tigers, and I gave this one bright green eyes. I feel that orange and green set each other off nicely, each bringing out the beauty of the next.

  6. Shana Rowe

    United States – Maine

    devine bovine shana rowe
    Art is everywhere whether we realize it or not, it's in ads, in videogames, on signs, on websites, art plays a very big role in almost all aspects of life.

  7. Ken Roko

    Toronto, Canada

    Sheep ken roko
    I graduated from Animation Classical Program initially and continued to study 3D Visual Art program. After the graduation, I've been working as a 2D/ 3D artist in entertainment industry.

    Recently I turned into a full-time freelance artist. I am taking various freelance projects and developing my own art work on the side simultaneously.

  8. Tahirih Goffic

    British Columbia, Canada

    grizzly painting  
    I'm an artist and a married mom of two beautiful, incredible children. I live in a teeny tiny, isolated village on the west coast of British Columbia called Bella Coola. Grizzly Bears frolic in my apple tree, while eagles circle overhead, passing by gushing waterfalls as they survey their wild domain... no, really! It's true! LoL! I'm passionate about art, obviously, but I'm almost equally passionate about healing through diet and fitness.


Thank-you for reading!

Before you go, can I ask a small favor? Can you share this post via Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? This will help promote the artists in this post.

If you would like to be spotlighted here, please read the details here: Artist Spotlight

Post a Comment Blogger

Thank-you for your comment!