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2019 Wildlife Art Calendar Now On Sale

Martin Aveling

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2019 Wildlife Art Calendar Now On Sale

I'm delighted to announce that my 2019 calendar of wildlife art is now on sale. This year's calendar includes three pictures that were nominated for Wildlife Artist of the Year, as well as a selection from my new emoji range.  Animals featured include my cover star, a leopard, alongside a rhino, elephant, turtle, macaw, red-billed hornbill, great white pelican, southern ground hornbill and even a dodo (pictured below). Buy now There is something for all the family to enjoy, and it includes key dates in the wildlife calendar. It also makes an ideal Christmas gift. So if you're looking for a calendar for 2019,...


Decoding the Dodo

Martin Aveling

Decoding the Dodo

When you think of a dodo, what comes to mind? A grotesquely obese bird? Or the word ‘extinction’ perhaps? I would have said much the same, until last year when I was commissioned to draw one by an avid fan of this iconic bird. As it turns out, our infamous emblem for extinction didn’t look anything like you think it did. Most notably, it has been fat shamed for centuries! The unenviable link to extinction, although tragic, is fair. Most of us would be familiar with the phrase, “dead as a dodo”. Estimates vary on the actual date of extinction,...