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Sharon K. Schafer has a varied background ranging from painter and photographer, to wildlife biologist and river guide. Now as a full-time artist, she combines two loves - nature and art.

Her excellence as a wildlife painter has been recognized by both the international Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation by selection into their annual members shows. Her wildlife paintings are sought after by collectors and displayed in museums across the country.

Throughout the world, Schafer shares her artistic talent and passion for the the wildlands by teaching art and nature-related classes and lecturing extensively, and tirelessly, about the stunning beauty and amazing diversity of life on our planet.

She earned her degree in Wildlife Management at Humboldt State University, in northern California. Subsequently, she worked as a field wildlife biologist for the Soil Conservation Service, Pacific Gas and Electric, and the Bureau of Land Management.

In an effort to combine her interest in art and science, Schafer founded Skydance Studio in 1998. With her studio, she has dedicated herself to the creation of images that promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

Using her skills as both an artist and biologist, she has developed natural-resource-related educational exhibits and images for many organizations including the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Her sense of adventure and unflagging curiosity about the natural world has led her to every continent and to the very ends of the earth, where she has worked extensively as an artist, photographer, and videographer in the Arctic, Antarctic, and the Sub-Antarctic Islands

Support for Conservation:

"The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small." ~Mother Theresa

Conservation recognizes the fact that our true family includes all life on the earth and that we are not separate insular species but rather share this planet with other species each deserving of our care, concern, and respect.

I have chosen to donate %5 of all artwork sales to conservation causes in celebration of all things wild.

Special Achievements:
  • 2009 - Art and the Animal, Bennington, VT

  • 2009 - Art of Conservation, , Blauvelt Museum, NJ

  • 2009 - Art of the Animal, Society of Animal Artists, Rolling Hills, Wildlife Adventure, Salina, KA

  • 2009 - Solo Show, Boulder City Library, Boulder City, NV
    Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada
  • 2009 - Solo Show, The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada, Lost City Museum, Overton, Nevada

  • 2008 - Solo Show, Valley of Fire State Park, NV

  • 2008 - Solo Show, The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada,Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV

  • 2008 - Featured Artist, Boulder City Fine Art Festival, Boulder City, NV

  • 2008 - First Place, Theme Award, Boulder City Art Festival, Boulder City, NV

  • 2008 - Artist-in-Residence, Prince Albert II, Arctic Exploration

  • 2008 - Forum Speaker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

  • 2008 - Society of Animal Artists

  • 2007 - Artist-in-Residence, icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, Antarctic Exploration

  • 2007 - Featured Story, Nevada Magazine

  • 2007 - Focus On Nature X, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

  • 2007 - The Art of Nature: Images from the Wildlands of Southern Nevada, Solo Show,

  • 2006 - Artist-in-Residence, icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, Antarctic Exploration

  • 2006 - Artist-in-Residence, Aboard the Professor Molchanov, Antarctic Exploration

  • 2005 - 2005, Guild Of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Show, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR

  • 2005 - Focus On Nature IX, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

  • 2005 - 2005, The Art of Seeing: Nature Revealed through Illustration, Oakland Museum

  • 2002 - Nevada Council for the Arts,
    Sculpture commission for White House. Subject : Cactus wren
  • Isle Royale National Park

  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

  • U.S. Senator Harry Reid

  • City of Henderson, NV

  • Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, NV

  • Former President George W. Bush

  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Henderson, NV

  • U.S. Senator John Ensign

  • Nature Scene Invistigator 
    Illustrator - 
    Published by: Clark County Parks and Recreation, Clark County Wetlands Park, NV
  • Spring Mountains Sensitive Species Guide 
    Contributing Illustrator - Scientific botanical illustrations
    Published by: Spring Mountain National Recreation Area
Organization Membership:
  • Society of Animal Artists

  • Artists for Conservation

  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

  • Botanical Artists of America

  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness



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4380 Camino de Venias
Tucsona, AZ
USA 85745
Tel: 702/2393673
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Email: skydancestudio@earthlink.net
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