THE MONGOL ARTISTS WHO WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE WILDART MONGOLIA EXPEDITION ARE:
(in alphabetical order)
You can find out more about them (Batnasan’s bio and images of his work coming soon) through my blog post introductions or through the drop-down menu of the WildArt Mongolia Expedition page.
“What catches my eye with Susan Fox’s work, inspired by her travels to Mongolia, is her aesthetic, her craving for adventure, her way of naturalistic interpretation that reads, visually, like a beautifully-illustrated field journal. Susan’s paintings in oil speak of exotic people, animals and outposts set in a distant mythical corner of the world—an ancient kingdom synonymous with Genghis Khan yet today a modern country surprisingly still unexplored by modern Western artists. Fox may be the only American animal artist who has devoted so much to Mongolia’s mountains, deserts and steppes. And that’s precisely why her work is more than decoration; it sparks conversations.
I salute art that tells stories—that upon each encounter with a painting or sculpture you realize there’s another narrative layer waiting to be explored. This involves something that goes beyond the technical virtuosity of an artist or the way light falls upon a piece; it gets, instead, to the reason why some art possesses soul. Whether she is interpreting the traditional Mongolian horse culture, celebrating Argali (bighorn) sheep, or taking us off to the East African savannah (yet another destination on Fox’s map of travel), we know we’ve been on a journey to some place special. Susan Fox endeavors to set herself apart and it shows.”
Todd Wilkinson, Editor, Wildlife Art Journal
“Susan Fox is a dedicated artist and conservationist. With her passionate focus on the otherwise underrepresented wildlife and people of Mongolia, she has carved out a niche that is entirely her own. Her light-soaked canvases with their dappled brushwork, subtle color choices, and strong underdrawings, are quickly becoming as recognizable as her unusual choice of subject matter.”
Andrew Denman, SAA