Wildlife Artist of the Year 2014 Exhibition
wildlife art is so much more than simple representation.
It needs to be interpretational and convey a sense
of empathy that connects the viewers emotions with the
subject. Few artists have the skill to do this , but
Neil certainly does."
"Neil combines his
superior natural history skills with artistic flair to
produce wonderfully evocative and accurate wildlife
Pantanal Wildlife trip, Brazil
In September 2010, Neil travelled on an awe
inspiring wildlife adventure to the Brazilian Pantanal.
Neil was involved in the Festival of Wildlife, a great
experience bringing together wildlife experts from
various fields in a stimulating package of wildlife
viewing, workshops, presentations, master classes and
general wildlife issues in a friendly atmosphere.
It gave Neil the opportunity to work alongside award
winning writer, photographer and broadcaster of BBC
series "Last chance to see" fame Mark Carwardine,
Zoologist and wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt and
American professional Wildlife photographer Suzi
Neil led the group Art workshops and also gave a
detailed DVD evening presentation and answered any
questions about his work.
He was totally captivated exploring this unique
and remote part of Brasil. He infact saw many
spectacular and rare endangered species, including several
Jaguars(See the photos in Neils Trip section), Ocelot, Hyacinth Macaws, Giant
& Lesser Anteaters, Caiman, Capuchin and Howler monkeys
many families of Giant river otters
patrolling the river networks; in
fact 22 different species of Pantanal mammals were
ticked and a vast multitude of bird species making
this an unforgettable
However a sizable amount of credit for the awesome
wildlife watching must go to the brilliant skills of our
expert Brazilian birding and tracking guides who
tirelessly worked day and night on our vehicle/foot
safaris, canoeing and motorboat trips deep into the
wilds of the
heart of the Pantanal.
One comment sums up the trip after an incredible and
extremely intense 8 days, "até
a proxíma viagêm"
next trip!) as they say in Brazil.
Spot the Jaguar.....