Wildlife Virtual GalleryJune 28, 2021
Explore the Outdoors with Wildlife
A Gallery To Explore The World Around Us
Nature has long triggered the perfect state of mind for creativity, prompting us to create new perspectives of the world around us. During the last few weeks, we challenged you to create artwork surrounding the wildlife around you or that inspires you. Together, let’s take a tour of the wildlife artwork created by YOU!
We want to thank everyone who sent in their artwork and their story on how they went out and explored all the wildlife around them.
Charly Mithrush, Contemporary Artist • encaustic • acrylics • mixed media
Between salmon and bears I can’t choose live them all … coast wildlife rocks!
Carmen Ruby, Illustrator and designer
Finished this golden sweetheart Cocoa, complete with ferns and a fairy circle. Done on a birch wood block with goldenpaints micronart and sealed with a matte varnish. Pet portraits warm my heart.✨
Martin Murphy , Painter and visual effects artist
I’ve wanted to paint this swirl of koi for a while. Koi #5 60”x40”, 152x101cm oil on canvas. This will be available at Art Vancouver International Art Fair September 23-26 2021.
Kacey Samantha, Mixed Media Artist
12” x 12” Mixed Media on Canvas
(Acrylic, Collage, Oil Stick)
Get ready to Explore Landscape – Land Formations, Iconic Locations, Nature Scenes.
Gallery Starts June 28th
The natural world is filled with beautiful scenery that inspire us. Paint, draw, sculpt or sketch and share your artworks landscape along with a story about your experience creating the piece for your chance to WIN! Join us and participate in the #OpusExplore Virtual Gallery to get warmed up for the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge taking place July 15–25. Every story and artwork submitted counts as an entry in the draw to win weekly art supplies and gift card prizes. Entries selected for inclusion in an Opus article will also receive a $50 Opus Gift Card!
*Share and enter by adding the hashtag #OpusExplore to your post on Instagram or submit via our online form. All submissions will show up in the Opus Explore Virtual Gallery. Each post will count as an entry to win weekly art supplies prizes. Entries selected for articles will receive a $50 Opus Gift Card and may be featured in an Opus Art Supplies email, on the website, and/or in social media content.
No matter what your level of skill or artistic ambition, we hope our investigation into the creative cycle has been fruitful. We’ve focussed a lot on the commercial side recently, but it’s vital to remember that creating for your own pleasure is just as important – we don’t all need to strive to become professional artists! As Blythe Scott said in our visual podcast, ‘Living in a world where everyone was creatively fulfilled, would be a great thing’. So as a community, let’s continue to support and encourage each other in all our artistic endeavours, no matter how big or small, each step of the way. Keep making, stay inspired and keep sharing!