May 20172nd Annual Animal KingdomFeatured Artists & Best in Show Winners
Traditional ArtNathalie Beck
Nathalie Beck has been creating art since the age of three, and at age five, she decided she wanted to become an artist. In addition to people and nature, in general, animals have always inspired her. As a child and until the age of 14, sculpture was Nathalie’s main form of artistic expression. Unfortunately she had to give up creating sculpture due to severe juvenile arthritis. From an early age, Nathalie studied with professional artists in sculpture, painting and drawing, and she is classically trained in those areas. Nathalie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Laguna College of Art and Design. After college, Nathalie focused on painting and drawing, especially with the use of colored pencils.
Please email Nathalie directly if you are interested in purchasing her award winning piece or if you would like to see more of her work.
Digital Art & PhotographydbJR
dbJR is an award winning Florida based artist. He has worked for NASA, Fortune 500 companies as well as the NCAA. In 2016 dbJR decided to transition his career and he expanded to art. He wanted to use his talents for a meaningful purpose. So he took his gifts and decided to donate 30% of the profits to the charities that inspired his work.
dbJR wants the subject to be the focus, not the artist. Therefore he uses only his initials and does not allow photographs of himself. The essence of the subject is all that matters. Looking at his pieces and you will see their story not his. In 2017, dbJR was honored with Macy's People Choice Award 2017 for his "rescued Series". Currently he is off to Two Tails in North Florida to raise awareness for Elephants.