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Wildlife and Tribal Portrait Art
 
Specializing in Wildlife and Tribal Portrait Art, Becci's desire to study both in their natural world has led to adventurous travel across 6 continents and over 45 countries including Antarctica, The Amazon, China, India, Nepal, Thailand, Borneo, Russia and many countries on the African continent. "As an Artist active in conservation it's as important for me to be in the field as it is in my studio."

She not only sees the world, but witnesses first hand the critical importance of conservation, knowing that people living in close proximity to wildlife are crucial to their survival. These experiences inspire the art Becci creates and fuels her passion for conservation.

Becci Crowe grew up immersed in nature in the Pacific Northwest and instinctively began drawing what she saw at an early age. Later, while developing a strong foundation in the sciences with a Masters Degree in Nursing, Becci maintained her interest in creating art and pursued college courses in fine arts. Following a career as an Intensive Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, she became a full time artist in 1995. Her educational background not only benefits her art but her conservation endeavors as well.

Becci works with watercolor, graphite, and pen & ink. She favors Pen & Ink Pointillism to create images on paper literally dot by dot. Each piece contains thousands of points placed in rapid succession and takes weeks to complete. "I'm often asked how I can sit for hours tap - tapping dots but it's that process that attracts me. The repetitive placing of dots, one after another, generates a rhythm that feels like meditation in motion. As I watch an image emerge and evolve, it seems to take on a life of its own."

The people and wildlife Becci Crowe draws are inspired by her personal encounters and observations in the field. After many years of travel to Africa, she was featured in a television documentary called “As Close As You Dare – Africa” which broadcast on PBS stations across the United States. It is now available on DVD and shares her passion for wildlife and her adventures as an artist in Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Becci was also interviewed by National Geographic Adventure Magazine following a journey to Rwanda in search of rare Mountain Gorilla. In addition to her travels, art exhibitions and demonstrations, Becci presents programs from her experiences using photos and video captured on location to audiences of all ages, raising awareness and sharing the wonders of the planet. In 2014 she was invited to be a TEDx speaker on "The Art of Living an Unimaginable Life".

 
Support for Conservation:
"My passion for the natural world has been with me from an early age. Engaging with people, sharing the wonders of the world, and supporting conservation that benefits people, wildlife, and habitats is an inherent part of what drives me and the art I create."

As an Artist, Becci's work shares the unique stories of the wildlife and people she encounters and she donates her work and funds from sales to conservation and wildlife organizations. Because she travels to wild places in so many parts of the globe, she's had the opportunity to meet conservationists in action, and see, first hand, not only the wonders of the planet but the challenges to save them. Her photo and video presentations from these experiences reach audiences of all ages.

Becci's travels are conservation based and include hand delivering much needed supplies to conservation organizations in Africa including The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya and Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe. She also actively participates in the field with wildlife conservationists from assisting Dr. Greg Rasmussen of Painted Dog Research Trust track and research this endangered species in the Zimbabwean bush to interviewing Dame Daphne Sheldrick in her home at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi. Becci filmed and edited an appeal by Dame Daphne which was broadcast to the public for much needed funding for Elephants. Becci also joined Dr. Jane Goodall in the Republic of Congo at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Sanctuary where work is underway to relocate 100 orphaned chimpanzees to nearby island homes where they will have a secure environment in a natural setting. Becci aided in the release of these orphans alongside Dr. Goodall. Most recently Becci returned from the bush in Mozambique where she worked with Dr. Colleen Begg of the Niassa Carnivore Project. Closer to home, Becci continues to host staff from Painted Dog Research Trust of Zimbabwe and the Jane Goodall Institute to promote awareness and raise funds in the USA.

Choosing to live and work as close to nature as possible, her home studio in Washington state has been designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat.
 
Special Achievements:
  • 2015 - AFC Conservation Artist of the Month
    http://www.artistsforconservation.org/programs/awards/monthly-conservation-artist/2015/becci-crowe
    The AFC Monthly Conservation Artist Award is made to a member of AFC who has demonstrated a combination of artistic excellence and an outstanding contribution to the conservation cause. Recipients of this monthly award will be considered for the top annual award named in honor of Simon Combes.
     
  • 2015 - Becci Crowe Joins Jane Goodall in the Congo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y7mBeikSls
    Becci recently returned from the journey of a lifetime with Dr. Jane Goodall at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center and Nature Reserve in the Republic of Congo where she aided in the release of orphan chimpanzees alongside Dr. Goodall to a new island home. Chimpanzees are endangered. The video link includes highlights from this unique experience and was filmed by JGI videographer Fernando Turmo.
     
  • 2014 - TEDx Speaker
    http://youtu.be/F-CX68sjEDo
    Becci was a featured speaker at TEDx Tacoma, Washington at The Theatre on the Square. The title of her talk "The Art of Living an Unimaginable Life" is based on her art, wildlife adventures, and conservation. View the talk online at the above link.


     
  • 2010 - Sketches of the Wild
    http://video.kbtc.org/video/1573880453/
    Becci was featured in a PBS television documentary series in an episode called Sketches of the Wild which showcased her wildlife encounters and the inspiration for her art. Click on the link to watch.
     
  • 2009 - Television Documentary
    http://www.AsCloseAsYouDare.com
    After many years of travel to Africa, Becci was featured in a television documentary called "As Close As You Dare - Africa". Shot on location in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia, it was broadcast all over the United States by PBS. It shares her passion for wildlife and art and immerses you in the dangers, beauty, and humor of Africa. It is now available on DVD - click on the link to order "As Close As You Dare - Africa" online.
     
Collections:
  • 2015 - Dr. Jane Goodall

     
Publications:
  • Wild Horizons (2004)
    Interview - Becci was interviewed for an article in National Geographic Adventure Magazine on the 25 Best Trips in the World after her journey to Rwanda in search of endangered Mountain Gorilla.
    Author: Sarah J.M. Tuff
    Published by: National Geographic Adventure Magazine
     
Organization Membership:
  • 2013 - Artists for Conservation
    http://www.natureartists.com
    The Artists for Conservation Foundation (AFC) is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world. The Foundation represents the world's leading collective of artists focused on nature and wildlife. The organization's mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural heritage.

     

 

 
 
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