Honours & Accolades

Stellar's Jay on Alder Tree

Steller's Jay: Among Alders Chosen for AFC Book Cover

Wednesday July 11th, 2012 @ 2:09pm

Artists For Conservation announced that Mark's "Steller's Jay: Among Alders" painting has been selected for the cover of the 2012 Art of Conservation Exhibit Book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 5th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver, B.C. running October 13th thorough to October 21st.

The artbook, which can be ordered online, features images of all the art on display at the 2012 AFC Festival and virtual show.  The orginal has sold but this stunning piece is available as a limited edition giclée reproduction.

"There are hundreds of outstanding artists within the ranks of the AFC whose work I have long admired, and so I am deeply honored to have my work chosen to grace the cover of the 2012 AFC annual publication," says Mark.

AFC President, Jeff Whiting explains: "Mark is a long-time supporter and member of AFC and an exemplary leader in our community, having dedicated his life to communicating the beauty of our natural history and leading important conservation initiatives to protect iconic natural areas. His artwork is visually stunning and captures the natural essence of Canada's Pacific Northwest habitat."

Mark is currently championing the protection of Canada's west coast wilderness, having envisioned and organized an expedition with fifty artists - some of Canada's most celebrated and many of whom are of First Nations heritage. His efforts are bringing attention to the dramatic beauty and fragile diversity of the remote coastal wilderness of northern and central B.C. that would be at risk with proposed super-tanker traffic through rough and perilously narrow channels. Eight fellow Signature Members of Artists for Conservation participated.