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Elizabeth CogleyElizabeth Cogley   AFC Elizabeth Cogley
Australian Wildlife and Environmental Art in Mixed Media
From the furthermost points of Cape York, Queensland to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, from Steep Point, Western Australia to Byron Bay on the mainland and then Tasmania, from our deserts to our tropical areas, our ecosystems are so varied and amazingly beautiful. Elizabeth's aim is to explore each region and gather plenty of reference material and knowledge of each areaís history and itís flora and fauna, and also take every opportunity she can to protect our ecosystems.

It is very important to her that the environment in which she paints any animal or bird, is well researched. Therefore, after many hundreds of photos, quick sketches and notes, she will have enough information to begin a piece of artwork.

Depending on the environment and the subject, a choice of airbrushing, pastel or acrylic paint, or a combination of these is used. Watercolour, pencil and gouache are used for the animals or birds. Sometimes Elizabeth will use texture to highlight the beauty of a rock, bark, moss or even the earth. Mixed medium is her choice of media but she also uses oil paint when she feels it is appropriate.

Many of the creatures in her paintings are of Australian wildlife that have been rescued or orphaned. Others became the subject of paintings simply because they were an inspiration.

Support for Conservation:
Through her artworks, Elizabeth would like to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment by respecting and appreciating all living things that live on this earth.
She is a member of Friends of Leadbeater's Possum Inc. and has assisted with supplementary feeding of the Lake Mountain Leadbeaters Possum sub species (in Victoria, Australia) after the fires of February 7th, 2009. Leadbeater's Possums are highly endangered. Proceeds from the sale of prints have assisted in raising funds for Friends of Leadbeater's Possum Inc. The Leadbeater's Possum, which is Victoria's State Faunal Emblem, is an endangered species. She is also a part of the Adopt a Nest Box program.
Over the years, Elizabeth has contributed to helping with the care of injured and orphaned Wildlife by donating some of her time and with some proceeds from her artwork.

Special Achievements:
  • 2013 - Australian Lace Monitor
    Highly Commended in the Edrington Grand Art Exhibition - Best Flora-Fauna
  • 2012 - "Cool and Misty" Leadbeater's Possum
    In July 2012, Elizabeth was contacted by the Public Affairs Office of the Victorian wing of the Australian Air Force Cadets. She was honored to be asked and agreed to let them use part of this image in the design of the Wing cloth patch which is worn and displayed on 4WG AAFC's Uniform
  • 2012 - "Superb View" Superb Lyrebird
    The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra used this image as a component of it's Concert Program editorial. The performance the image related to, was written by French Composer Olivier Messiaen called "The Lyrebird and the Bride City), in which it featured an orchestral simulation of the call of the Superb Lyrebird. He saw a Superb Lyrebird during his visit to Tidbinbilla, ACT Australia in 1988.
  • 2012 - Australian Lace Monitor
    Award for Best In Show 2012 at the Grampians Wildlife Arts Society Inc.
  • 2012 - Australian Lace Monitor
    Award for Best Exhibit in The Rotary Club of Mornington Inc
    Mornington Art Exhibition
  • 2011 - Leadbeater's Possums - Victoria's Magical Little Emblem
    Award for Best Fauna Painting in any Medium at the
    Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show
  • 2011 - Australian Lace Monitor
    Finalist in The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize at South Australian Museum
  • 2008 - 'Precious Places' - South-Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoos
    Silver Medal Awarded at the
    Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Inc - Wild Awards
  • 2008 - Superb Lyrebird
    Award for Best Other Media in the Rotary Club of Sorrento Annual Art Show
  • 2006 - South Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoos
    Gold Medal awarded at the
    Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Inc. Wild Awards
  • 2005 - Erin's Home - Greater Glider
    Award for Best other Media in the Rotary Club of Sorrento Annual Art Show
  • 2003 - Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies
    Finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize at South Australian Museum

  • Elizabeth has works in collections in Australia and Overseas
  • Australian Lace Monitor (2013)
     - Elizabeth has published works in:
    .Various Calenders
    .RSPCA Calenders from 2001 to 2008
    .Greeting Cards
    .Corporate Logo Designs
    .Children's Readers
    .Various Magazines, including Womens Day
    .Logos for Wildlife Carers

  • Australian Lace Monitor (2013)
    A Participating Artist in the Artists for Conservation 2013 Exhibit book publication, International Exhibit of Nature in Art featuring artwork by Members of the Artists for Conservation - 
    Published by: Artists for Conservation Foundation
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