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Jeffrey WhitingJeffrey G. Whiting   BSc, SAA, AFC Jeffrey Whiting
Nature sculptures, paintings and pencil drawings
 
Jeffrey Gordon Whiting was born in 1972 in Ottawa (Canada's capital) and demonstrated his interest in nature and art at a very young age. He graduated with an Honours degree in Biology and Geology from Carleton University, also in Canada's capital. Jeff's life has many facets. He is a world-class wildlife sculptor, a naturalist, an instructor, an author and illustrator of several published books, a paleobiologist.

In 1997, Jeff combined his passions for nature and art with his business acumen and his technology knowledge and resources to found the Artists for Conservation Foundation (Formerly the Worldwide Nature Artists Group). The AFC has since become a prestigious association of artists and the world's leading artist collective supporting the environment.

Jeff is also co-founder and partner in a leading Internet consulting firm, ISCAPE Internet Consulting, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As ISCAPE's Director of Development & Systems, he is responsible for researching the latest Internet technologies and orchestrating their implementation with his Development and eMarketing teams.

Jeff is a versatile artist, and continues to experiment with new techniques, media and subjects. His work has been influenced by oriental artwork and disciplines, particularly Ikebana and Bonsai. Known best for his striking mixed-media sculptures, Jeff works predominantly in wood, metal and stone. In two-dimensional work, Jeff's preferred media are gouache and graphite.

Jeff's subjects range from anatomical restorations of prehistoric life, such as dinosaurs, to modern birds, insects and plants. Jeff produces a small number of creations, each requiring in excess of 1,000 hours of work.

Jeff is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, and has exhibited his work in the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson "Birds in Art" exhibition. In 2011, Jeff was inducted into the Explorer's Club as a Fellow.

Jeff's works have also been presented abroad by Canadian diplomats to foreign dignitaries—one sculpture was presented by the Prime Minister of Canada to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He has also received numerous First Prize awards for his carvings at both the World and North American Championships.

Jeff has received international media coverage for his artwork and leadership role in Artists for Conservation. Currently, Jeff and his wife reside in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

 
Support for Conservation:
Jeffrey has always been passionate about the environment, whether in its study, its documentation or its preservation. His scientific and artistic field studies of flora and fauna has lead him throughout North America to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the Virunga Volcanoes and Rift Valley of Africa, the lowlands of Central America and the Patagonian region in southern Chile, to remote parts of northern Vietnam and of Borneo and to the World Heritage ecosystem of the Loire Valley in France. His art and his books aim to educate and inspire viewers and readers to learn more about our natural heritage.

Jeff sees himself contributing directly to the conservation agenda by leading AFC and facilitating other leading artists to take on greater leadership and educational roles in supporting conservation causes.
 
Special Achievements:
  • 2011 - Inducted as International Fellow of the Explorer's Club
    http://www.explorers.org
    In 2011, Jeff was inducted as Fellow of the Explorer's Club - their highest level of membership. Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club's members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.
     
  • 2010 - BIV Forty Under 40 Award Recipient
    http://www.biv.com/40under40/
    Forty under 40 celebrates the depth of business talent in British Columbia, from the rising stars of the corporate world to successful entrepreneurs, and non-profit leaders. Winners are chosen based on such values as achievement, experience, innovation, vision, leadership, and community involvement.
     
  • 1991 - 1st Prize, World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition, Open Class

     
Collections:
  • 1990 - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, London
    Sculpture commissioned by the Canadian Government and presented by the Prime Minister of Canada to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in London, England.
     
  • 1989 - Mr. R. Ruggiero, Minister of Foreign Trade, Rome
    Sculpture commissioned by the Governement of Canada and presented by the Canadian Minister of International Trade to his Italian counterpart, R. Ruggiero, Minister of Foreign Trade, in Rome, Italy.
     
Publications:
  • The Birder's Lifelist and Master Reference (1999)
    Author and Illustrator - A 542-page, richly illustrated lifetime journal for recording personal birding sightings for all birds of the world. Also contains 200 pages of general reference on feeding, housing, natural history, anatomy and much more.
    Author: Jeffrey Whiting
    Published by: Lee Valley
     
  • The Birder's Field Notebook (1999)
    Author and Illustrator - A pocket-sized companion to the Birder's Lifelist & Master Reference. Contains key reference highlights for identifying and describing birds in the field, with an ample supply of blank pages for taking notes.
     
  • Jeffrey Whiting's Owls of North America (1997)
    Author and Illustrator - Hardcover, coffee-table format book richly illustrated with detailed schematics by Jeffrey Whiting and a collection of beautiful artworks depicting owls by some of the world's leading wildlife artists.
    Author: Jeffrey Whiting
    Published by: The Heliconia Press
     
  • Loon Carving Patterns and Techniques (1997)
    Author and Illustrator - Instructional oversized book with detailed anatomical drawings and patterns to aid "loon artists". Also contains instructions on Jeff's painting and sculpting techniques.
     
  • Wildfowl Art (1996)
    Artwork Contributor - A coffee-table portfolio, featuring works by the world's top 15 wildfowl carvers.
     
Organization Membership:
  • 2011 - Explorer's Club, Fellow
    http://www.explorers.org
    In 2011, Jeff was inducted as Fellow of the Explorer's Club - their highest level of membership. Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club's members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.
     
  • Society of Animal Artists
    http://www.societyofanimalartists.com
    Juried as member of prestigious group of artists who depict animals. Based in New York, NY.
     
  • 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. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the Foundation represents the world's leading collective of artists focused on nature and wildlife, with a membership spanning five continents and twenty-seven countries. The organization's mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and environmental education through art that celebrates our natural heritage.
     
  • E.O.Wilson Circle - David Suzuki Foundation
    http://www.davidsuzuki.org
    Member and special supporter of the David Suzuki Foundation.
     
  • Nature Conservancy Canada
    http://www.natureconservancy.ca
    Organization dedicated to preserving last remaining wilderness throughout Canada
     

 

 
 
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