Michael Pape and a Grey Wolf named "Cheyenne".

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With an Amur (Siberian) Tiger Cub

Biography

I have been chosen to exhibit in a number of highly prestigious Fine Art Museums and Shows that include:

Houston Museum of Natural Science - Houston, Texas, USA

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum - New Jersey, USA

Machida Municipal International Fine Arts Museum - Tokyo, Japan

Tama City Combined Cultural Center - Tokyo, Japan

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival - Ontario, Canada,

International Art Exposition - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

South Eastern Wildlife Exposition - South Carolina, USA

Waterfowl Festival - Maryland, USA

 

 

Since the year 2010, over $25,000 has been raised through the sale of my limited edition prints & my work with our charity partners for the registered charity, The Endangered Species Fund of Canada. 100% of all donated funds have gone to the needs of animals.

 

I have pledged 5% of all sales of selected limited edition print of Snow Leopards such as "Silence Speaks", "Solitary Watch" and "Ghost of a Chance", to the Snow Leopard Trust. I have also pledged 5% of all sales of my limited edition print “A Perfect World - Amur leopard” (the most critically endangered cat in the world) to the Amur Leopard Conservation Program.

 

In the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 I have been honoured to win Ducks Unlimited Canada National Portfolio Contest.

A testament to my work with Ducks Unlimited Canada:

“I have been very fortunate to work with Michael on four occasions through his participation in our Ducks Unlimited Canada National Art Portfolios. The images selected, Beautiful Dreamer, Ghost of a Chance, Through the Storm and Out of the Mist, have all been very well received by our supporters. Revenues of these framed prints have topped $1 million with the proceeds benefiting the Ducks Unlimited Canada conservation programs, scientific research and public education initiatives. During the printing and signing process, I got to know Michael and have enjoyed many conversations. Michael shared with me his knowledge of his subjects, as well as his genuine empathy to their individual causes. Michael is a true advocate for these animals and Ducks Unlimited Canada is only one of the many organizations which benefit from his support.

We remain very appreciative of Michael Pape’s continued interest and generosity.”

Penny Burns

National Art Portfolio Coordinator

Ducks Unlimited Canada

 

I was extremely honoured to be chosen as one of 14 international artists whose works were presented by the Japan Wildlife Centre at the Machida Municipal International Fine Arts Museum and Tama City Combined Cultural Center in Tokyo, Japan. The focus of both exhibits was to bring international attention to the Japan Wildlife Centre, their goals and ideals in regard to animal awareness and protection. This is something that is very dear and near to me.

 

I am also a signature member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists (SAA) and Artists for Conservation, whose goal is to promote education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations of excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet.

 

I am working with the Royal Canadian Mint on a wildlife project. I look forward to sharing more details with you soon.

 

When you acquire Michael Pape fine art originals & fine art limited edition prints, YOU GIVE BACK and financially support our registered charity partners and the valuable work they do to help animals.

My passion is to connect with you, through my paintings, to bring awareness of the beauty and significance of animals and the natural environment in which they live, thus enriching your life with hope, beauty, meaning and purpose. - Michael Pape

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"It is the innate intelligence, emotion & sensitivity in all animals that moves me. I have personally met all the animals in my paintings. This is the only way I can do a painting. I love to feel their essence first hand, In the case above, Arctic Wolves." - Michael Pape

I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and am self-taught. I have been always fascinated by realistic painting styles. I aim to portray dramatic realism in my paintings that takes the viewer to a place where they would like to go, but normally cannot. In trying to capture this realism, each painting’s execution can take months, or even more than a year, to finish in either acrylic or a combination of mediums. As a result, the demand for my original artwork far exceeds my ability to create.

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Canadian Wildlife Artist Michael Pape working on a new painting of two wolves "live" inside their enclosure. It is such a previlege to encounter such beauty and hope, first hand, that inspire my paintings.  - Michael Pape

Working inside an enclosure "live" on a new painting of two wolves that are sisters. The white wolf is behind me. It is such a privilege to encounter such grace, beauty and hope, first hand, which inspires my paintings.

In the studio with 14 week old Grey Wolf Pup named “Thunder”. In the background is my painting "Strength & Wisdom - Grey Wolves" in its first stages of completion.

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Welcome! I'm Michael Pape.

I would like to share with you why I have the passion and commitment to paint wildlife and inspire hope within you.

I am a wildlife artist who believes that all living creatures, as well as the natural world in which they live, deserve to be treated with compassion, value and respect. 

I grew up in a home where animals played an important role. We always had a dog and my mother often cared for stray dogs, cats and birds. This instilled in me an understanding and respect for all animals.

I used to volunteer at a wildlife animal rescue centre every Saturday morning in Kleinberg, Ontario, for years. I witnessed first hand the challenges animals endure when they fall victim to uncaring and careless individuals. I could feel their pain, fear and vulnerability. I wanted to do more for them. As my paintings became known and acquired by international collectors, I focused full time on my painting.

The animal rescue centre where I volunteered went out of business from lack of funding. In the back of my mind were all the animals I came to know at the centre, their innocence and hardships.

 

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Swan with broken back at wildlife animal rescue centre where I used to volunteer.

 

Throughout the many years now that I have been painting and from all my travels, I have worked first hand with many intelligent, stunningly beautiful animals including Tigers, Wolves, Snow Leopards, Lynx, to name a few.

My passion and excitement is to create hope, awareness and impact for animals and to use my talent as a voice for animals that don't have a voice of their own.

I believe I have an obligation and responsibility to the animals, the people and the planet that we share to influence change and herald the beauty and significance of animals through my art.

 

Together we will make a difference. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I am glad you are here!

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I’m thrilled we’re connected and that you are part of my community. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you along this journey. - Michael Pape

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